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Former LAPD Officer Gascon to challenge Lacey for D.A.

LOS ANGELES — George Gascon, the former district attorney for the city and county of San Francisco and a former assistant chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, confirmed Oct. 28 that he will challenge Jackie Lacey for Los Angeles County District Attorney next year. With the Twin Towers jail serving as a backdrop, Gascon Read More…

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Black Lives Matter leader may have charges dropped

LOS ANGELES — City prosecutors agreed Feb. 7 to a resolution of criminal charges against a prominent local Black Lives Matter activist, agreeing to drop the case in six months if she adheres to guidelines aimed at preventing her from disrupting Los Angeles Police Commission meetings. The “negotiated disposition” with Melina Abdullah, a Cal State Read More…

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John Mack remembered as ‘a giant of a man’ in L.A. and the nation

By Dennis J. Freeman Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — John Wesley Mack didn’t back down from injustice. Instead, Mack, who died June 21 at the age of 81, chose to stare down discrimination, racism and systemic bigotry. “A giant oak has fallen in every respect,” said Marc H. Morial, president and chief executive officer of Read More…