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NAJEE’S NOTES: Black Lives Matter may have helped, not hurt, Lacey

Black Lives Matter’s L.A. Chapter leader Melina Abdullah may have helped Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey win re-election with one of the dumbest and irresponsible acts of activism in Los Angeles history. On March 2, a day before the primary election, Abdullah led a crowd of about 30 Black Lives Matter activists in Read More…

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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…

Columnists Mayor Eric Garcetti Opinion

COMMUNITY REPORT: Matt Johnson was right for the L.A. Police Commission

By Mayor Eric Garcetti Contributing Columnist Some people run from challenges, others rise to them. Matt Johnson is the kind of leader who turns adversity into strength and always places service before self. That’s why, in 2015, I named him to our Police Commission. In the midst of an important national discussion about the future Read More…