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COMMENTARY: “Grateful After the November Mid-Term Results

To further resist the threat of authoritarianism, we must lift up young leaders who will be democracy’s champions for this and future generations. People For the American Way’s Young Elected Officials Network is celebrating the election of young leaders as new members of Congress from across the country: Greg Casar from Austin, Texas; Emilia Sykes from Akron, Ohio; Maxwell Frost from Orlando, Fla.; Summer Lee from Braddock, Pa.; Robert Garcia from Long Beach, Calif.; Sydney Kamlager from Los Angeles, Calif; and Jasmine Crockett from Dallas, Texas. Dozens more were elected to local and state offices, building a crucial leadership pipeline.

Councilmember’s Curren Price and Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Supervisor Holly Mitchell, and California Highway Patrol sponsor reward for information about the 16-year-old’s shooting death

The Los Angeles City Council and Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have posted a combined $60,000 in reward money and the California Highway Patrol and State of California have added $50,000, for a total of $110,000, for information leading to the person or people responsible for the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found dumped alongside the Harbor (110) Freeway.  

Woman Shot, Killed in Compton

A woman was shot to death in Compton today. The shooting was reported about 1:55 p.m. in the 1400 block of West 155th Street, near Compton/Woodley Airport, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery:  The Sentencing 

In the Superior Court of Glynn County, Wanda Cooper-Jones, mother of Ahmaud Arbery took the podium to tell her story of what life has been like for her family without her son.  Embarking on the unimaginable act of reading a victim impact statement, Cooper-Jones read a message to her son filled with emotion, “This verdict doesn’t bring you back, but it does help bring closure to this very difficult chapter of my life,” she said.

Jury Begins Deliberating Cop’s Case in Daunte Wright Death

 The suburban Minneapolis police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she shot and killed Black motorist Daunte Wright made a “blunder of epic proportions” and did not have “a license to kill,” a prosecutor told jurors on Monday shortly before they began deliberations in her manslaughter trial.