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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…

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Mayor Garcetti sits for conversation with the black press

By Dennis J. Freeman Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti met with members of the black press Oct. 18 in a wide-ranging roundtable discussion about issues concerning and affecting African Americans living in the city. Among the many topics that Garcetti tackled included how the city is working to address the homeless issue, Read More…