EDITORIAL WEEK IN REVIEW.A roundup of some of our more important editorials this past week
Tax hikes, tax cuts
President George W. Bush wants to cut taxes and borrow billions of dollars. Gov. Gray Davis wants to raise taxes and borrow billions of dollars. The rich will get richer, the poor will get poorer and the middle class, as always, the middle class will get the bill under the Bush and Davis budget plans.
Don't be misled by Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. City Hall's hand-wringing over the Ahmanson Ranch project. City officials have been approving overdevelopment Overdevelopment refers to a process by which natural resources are impacted by urbanization and/or road construction, at a rate significantly harmful to the ecosystem. Environmental activism is a frequent response to overdevelopment, as well as are many fields of academic study. , environmental damage and increased traffic problems for decades.
Respect for all
The answer to racial profiling The consideration of race, ethnicity, or national origin by an officer of the law in deciding when and how to intervene in an enforcement capacity.
Police officers often profile certain types of individuals who are more likely to perpetrate crimes. isn't collecting data unlikely to yield any meaning; it is intensive training, strict supervision and tough discipline for improper treatment of the public - whether black, Latino, white or any other race.
We've disbanded our anti-gang programs, handcuffed officers with a federal consent decree A settlement of a lawsuit or criminal case in which a person or company agrees to take specific actions without admitting fault or guilt for the situation that led to the lawsuit.
A consent decree is a settlement that is contained in a court order. and now cops aren't going to chase drivers who try to flee when stopped. That should make us all sleep better in the murder capital of the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. .