Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Douglass’ question still hasn’t been answered

On July 5, 1852, the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Association expected a mild, polite discussion, and praise of the virtues of Independence Day from the leonine speaker with the shock of maimed hair. His speech would be topped by the standard denunciation of slavery. Instead, they got a speech that would rank as one of the Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Lacey needs to re-examine questionable shootings

The number is staggering and horrendous. Fifteen hundred. That is the number of times deadly force has been used by the Los Angeles Police Department and L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies in the past two decades. To put this in even more deadly and horrific perspective, sheriff’s deputies and LAPD officers have shot more people than Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Police officers need to do their duty and intervene

In Los Angeles, a police officer makes like a young Mike Tyson and wails away on full video on a non-resisting, compliant homeless man. In Minneapolis, the world is shocked by the video of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin choking the life out of a non-resistant, compliant George Floyd. In Buffalo, New York, an Read More…