November 21, 2012
Re "Sheriff's officials swapped bloody photos," Nov. 17 Assuming these two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies actually did exchange bloody photos accompanied by texted jokes, is there any conceivable reason why they both shouldn't immediately lose their jobs? I don't care whether or not they broke the official rule on bragging about brutality. These deputies have betrayed the public trust and revealed a phenomenal lack of judgment. There are plenty of capable men and women out there who could do the job well without having to beat someone up and make a joke out of it. Bart Braverman Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Valet violations Letters: Romney's gifts keep on giving Letters: No peace, but plenty of blame in the Mideast
October 16, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- In an answer to a question during Tuesday night's presidential debate about assault weapons, Mitt Romney said, “we of course don't want to have automatic weapons, and that's already illegal in this country to have automatic weapons.” Fully automatic weapons -- guns that fire continuously when the trigger is held down -- are legal to possess in the United States but are tightly regulated. The National Firearms Act of 1934, the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Hughes Amendment in 1986 have all placed limits on how automatic guns can be bought and sold, but did not make it illegal to possess them entirely.
December 31, 2012 |
The Chicago Bears announced on Monday that they have fired Coach Lovie Smith. And the Buffalo Bills have fired Coach Chan Gailey. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bears have sent out consent forms to teams requesting permission to interview head-coaching candidates. The Bears were eliminated from playoff contention Sunday when Minnesota beat Green Bay. The Bills beat the Jets in their finale, 28-9, but finished last in the AFC East at 6-10. Buffalo has yet to announce whether it plans to keep General Manager Buddy Nix, whose acquisition of several high-priced defensive players did not achieve the team's desired results.
December 23, 2011
Love Goes to Buildings on Fire Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever Will Hermes Faber and Faber: 369 pp., $30
July 9, 2010
'The Girl Who Played With Fire' MPAA rating: R for brutal violence including a rape, some strong sexual content, nudity and language Running time: 2 hours, 9 minutes, Swedish with English subtitles Playing: ArcLight, Hollywood; Landmark, West L.A.
February 7, 2011 |
A large fire swept through the center of Carnival preparations in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, destroying hundreds of costumes and floats less than a month ahead of Brazil's annual festival of hedonism. Television images showed plumes of smoke rising over central Rio from a large, blackened section of the City of Samba complex where the city's main Carnival groups spend months preparing their annual parades. "It's an unimaginable loss," Jorge Castanheira, the president of Carnival organizing body Liesa, was quoted as saying by Globo's news web site.