LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has persuaded the City Police Commission to extend “humanity” and “compassion” to undocumented workers. They aren’t allowed to get drivers licenses, and they pay a high price when stopped for minor violations. Now the penalties are being relaxed. Is it a first step to licensing illegal immigrants? We hear both sides of an ongoing controversy. Also, as another powerful committee chair says he won’t run for re-election, California is losing its clout in Congress.