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Newspaper Delivery Drivers Shot by LAPD Won’t Get New Truck

The LAPD PR-nightmare continues unabated. After mistakenly shooting more than 100 holes through the truck of Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, (who also took two bullets to the neck) during the hunt for Christopher Dorner, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck apologized and promised to replace their truck.

The new truck, however, is apparently not going to happen, according to NBC4, who spoke with the pair’s attorney Glen Jonas.

According to Jonas, LAPD and Galpin Ford wanted his clients to pose for a photo opportunity and pay income tax on the truck. The women no longer want the truck after they were told they needed to fill out a 1099 form for the donation, Jonas said Monday.

“You tried to murder the woman, now you’re telling her she can’t have a four-wheel drive, you’re telling her she can’t sell it and you’ve got to be taxed on it?” Jonas said. “How would anyone react to that?”

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Has Some Harsh Words for the LA Media

FishbowlLA was at the Downtown Public Library last night to check out author David M. Kennedy and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck talk about the ever-evolving problem of gang violence in Los Angeles. Father Greg Boyle, Celeste Fremon and most of the other social justice folks you’d expect to be there were in attendance. It was an interesting evening, as Kennedy–typically a vicious critic of police departments across the country–was highly laudatory of Chief Beck and his style of community policing. Kennedy told Angelenos they have no idea how rare it is for a police chief to take a human approach to policing (sometimes mocked as the “hug-a-thug” approach in cop circles) instead of a military one.

There were plenty more insights along those lines we could get into, but this is a media site, so we’ll get to the nut. When asked about the media’s coverage of gang violence in Los Angeles, Beck pronounced himself not a huge fan.

“The coverage here in Los Angeles is very shallow. No one spends very much time on these types of stories and the attention span is very small. These are complicated issues that don’t fit into a small news article or into a 30-second spot on Fox News.”

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Los Angeles Downtown News Invites Readers to Reshuffle Power List

What’s the fun of a 2011 Power List if a reader can’t revamp it?

That seems to be the thinking of Los Angeles Downtown News executive editor Jon Regardie. After sharing his picks earlier this week for the 42 most powerful people in the corner of town that Tom Gilmore helped build, he is asking readers to chime in with their Top Ten remix. The best such lists will be shared in a future issue of the free weekly publication.

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