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Gascon is Always Looking Out for Gascon
October 22, 2020
San Francisco’s former district attorney, George Gascon, who left town before his term was finished so he could run for D.A. in Los Angeles, has a long history of going whichever way the winds blow, saying whatever suits his political purposes, and only looking out for himself. ... read more »
Joe Biden picks California Senator Kamala Harris as Vice Presidential running mate
August 11, 2020
Biden reportedly had called Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), former Ambassador Susan Rice, and three other candidates to inform them on Tuesday morning that they were not his pick. Harris had routinely been seen as the top pick, but her clashes with Biden during the Democratic debates appeared to give Biden pause. ... read more »
L.A. District Attorney Cracks Down on Scammers and Price Gauging in the midst of COVID-19 Pandemic
April 17, 2020
Thursday, April 16. The L.A. Board of Supervisors welcomed District attorney, Jackie Lacey to disclose information from the district attorney office surrounding the spread of COVID-19. The Director of public health provided updated statistics behind the pandemic that has affected every part of the L.A. City structure. ... read more »
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Los Angeles uses tech to wipe out 66,000 old Pot Convictions
February 20, 2020
Los Angeles County prosecutors are joining other district attorneys to use technology to wipe out or reduce as many as 66,000 old marijuana convictions years after California voters broadly legalized the drug. ... read more »
Public Service Embedded in Ridley-Thomas’ DNA
February 20, 2020
When it comes to public service, Mark Ridley-Thomas has done it all. He’s served on the nonprofit, city, county and state levels. The only thing left is national office. ... read more »
Ed Buck Charged After Third Overdose, Due in Court Wednesday
September 18, 2019
Ed Buck, the prominent Democratic Party donor whose West Hollywood apartment was the scene of two fatal drug overdoses, was jailed this morning in lieu of $4 million bail after being arrested and charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office with running a drug den in his residence after a third man last week suffered a near-fatal overdose at Buck's apartment. ... read more »
How Kamala Harris Plans to fix the criminal justice system
September 12, 2019
Criminal justice reform remains a pressing concern for American citizens regardless of political affiliations. A recent study conducted by Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of Justice Action Network, found that support for reform spans all sides of the political spectrum—with 68 percent of Republicans, 78 percent of Independents and 80 percent of Democrats supporting criminal justice system reform. With an issue so urgent to the nation, 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are being called upon to explain how they will fix the system in which more than 2.3 million people are incarcerated and where African-American citizens are disproportionately and excessively imprisoned and criminalized. Democratic candidate Kamala Harris is speaking out with a solution to overhaul the severely flawed institution if she becomes president. ... read more »
Comedian Bill Cosby Found Guilty in Sexual Assault Trial
April 27, 2018
Comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault. ... read more »
District Attorney Jackie Lacey Ready For Second Term
December 7, 2016
Re-elected in June with no opposition, District Attorney Lacey plans to crack down on child abuse and drugs. ... read more »
District Attorney Jackie Lacey Presents Courageous Citizen Awards
August 10, 2016
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey last week honored four women and two men who aided victims and helped capture and prosecute violent criminals in Long Beach and Willowbrook. "What our honorees did was not easy," District Attorney Lacey said during today's Courageous Citizen Award ceremony in Long Beach. "These brave people chose to act. They saved lives and helped stop criminals. By honoring them today, we repay their courage in a small way." ... read more »
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