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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…

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Activist is critical of mayor’s choice for chief

By Dorany Pineda Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — For Melina Abdullah, Cal State L.A. professor and leader of Black Lives Matter L.A., Mayor Eric Garcetti’s decision to appoint Michel Moore as the next Los Angeles Police Department’s police chief was “the absolute worst” choice. Abdullah said Moore is among those who have been instrumental in Read More…

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Activists seek change in LAPD lethal force policy

LOS ANGELES — Community activists Earl Ofari Hutchinson and Najee Ali called on the Los Angeles Police Commission April 10 to change the way the Los Angeles Police Department uses lethal force against civilians. The proposals include the use of deadly force “only when absolutely necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily injury or death;” Read More…