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Working group explores changes in county justice system

LOS ANGELES — If Los Angeles County hopes to create a “care first, jail last” system of justice, it will need to make a major investment in mental health and community-based services, a county working group told the Board of Supervisors June 11. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said the county was aiming to reshape its approach Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Courtney Vance plays Johnnie Cochran

To prepare for his tour-de-force portrayal of the late legal legend Johnnie Cochran in FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” Courtney B. Vance eschewed footage of the trial for fear it might turn into imitation. Instead he chose to read everything, including Jeffrey Toobin’s book that was the source material for the Read More…