Teachers Fund Reconsiders $500M Firearms Investment
In the aftermath of Friday’s deadly school shooting, the California teachers pension fund — the largest teachers’ retirement fund in the United States — is rethinking its $500 million investment in Cerberus, a private equity firm that owns a gun manufacturer called Freedom Group, according to this story in the LA Times. After the teachers pension fund announced Monday...
By Samantha Oltman | December 18, 2012 12:10 pm
Morning Read: Daily LAPD Visits for Schools
LAPD to Step up Presence at Elementary, Middle Schools Chief Charlie Beck sets a goal of having uniformed officers visit campuses every day, saying this was the ‘new reality’ the department must address. LA Times See also: KCET, KPCC, LAist Districts Face Questions in Spending Long-Term Bonds for Short-Lived Technology Last month, the Bond Oversight...
By Samantha Oltman | December 18, 2012 10:00 am
Morning Read: School Security Tightened After Newtown
Man Arrested After Threatening to Shoot up L.A. Schools, Police Say A Los Angeles man was arrested Sunday in connection with a Facebook post that threatened to conduct shootings at multiple area elementary schools, people familiar with the investigation said. LA Times LAPD to Beef up Security at K-8 Schools LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announces...
By Samantha Oltman | December 17, 2012 11:13 am