40 on 40

Forty prominent Angelenos and Southern Californians sound off about policing, illegal immigrants and the LAPD.

Los Angeles Times
April 21, 2008

If "Special Order 40" sounds vaguely like a term from a spy or science fiction thriller, that's in keeping with the surreal conversation that is raging around the 1979 Los Angeles Police Department rule. Specifically, the order has figured centrally in discussions of the murder of 17-year-old Jamiel Shaw, allegedly at the hands of 19-year-old illegal immigrant