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City attorney drops charges against Black Lives Matter leader

LOS ANGELES — All criminal charges have been dismissed against a prominent local Black Lives Matter leader arrested after a raucous Los Angeles Police Commission meeting last year, her attorney announced. City prosecutors said in February that they had agreed to drop the case in six months if Melina Abdullah, a Cal State Los Angeles Read More…

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THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: The questions facing Jackie Lacey

Two significant news reports within days of each other tossed a dubious glare back on Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. One was the announcement by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon that he might mount an election challenge to her. Gascon would be formidable. He was a one-time ranking Los Angeles police officer Read More…

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Protests continue over charges against BLM activist

LOS ANGELES — The effort to have misdemeanor charges dropped against prominent Black Lives Matter activist Melina Abdullah will continue Feb. 7 with a morning rally outside the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center. On Feb. 5, dozens of community activists and supporters stood outside City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office demanding that he drop the Read More…