Assistant District Attorney Jackie Lacey Kicks Off Campaign With Fundraiser
On Saturday, February 26, 2011, Jackie Lacey will hold a meet and greet fundraiser to kick off her campaign. For $45 meet Jackie, enjoy a buffet dinner, and enjoy a screening of an award winning independent film entitled "Barakumentary." The film documents a young man's personal journey from Los Angeles (Leimert Park) to Washington, D. C., in January 2009, to witness the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. The film won an award at a New York Independent Film festival but has never been shown in Los Angeles. The film makers will be present to introduce the film.
RSVP to JackieLaceyDA2012@gmail.com by Februrary 24.
It's a grass roots start, but with moves afoot in Sacramento to change the date of the Presidential Primary from February to coincide with the DA and State Primaries in June 2012, it could be that a grass roots campaign will give Lacey the support she needs to secure the top slot in the November run-off.
Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers' Campaign Website Now Live
I don't know if our previous report provided Danette with the spur to launch her website, www.DanetteForDA.com, or if it was just coincidence, but her campaign website is now live.
We understand that Meyers was also an add-on speaker at today's Beverly Hills Bar Association lunch time event at Lawry's in Beverly Hills. Aptly, for Meyers who is handling the Lindsay Lohan case, the event was entitled "Celebrities In Crisis" and Meyers joined Attorneys Mark Geragos, Blair Berk and PR Guru Stan Rosenfield to discuss the do's and don'ts of handling celebrity cases.
Deputy District Attorney Mario Trujillo Working Hard For March Launch
We understand that Trujillo's been "meeting the right people" in the community and is targeting early March for the launch of his campaign website as well as some serious fundraising. As Trujillo made clear when he formally announced his candidacy at the Mexican American Bar Association's Annual Installation Gala, he's not shy asking supporters for money, and our sources tell us that he's going to be asking for big numbers.
City Attorney Carmen Trutanich to Likely to Fight Council Plans to Outsource Criminal Prosecution
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political protesters likened to that of Stalin and Mubarak
(Credit: Political Pantloads Blog)
The Perry Mason Proposal calls for the City Council to investigate the financial advantages attendant to contracting with the District Attorney's Office for the prosecution of misdemeanor crimes. The move could save the City millions of dollars, but perhaps now even more importantly, strip Trutanich of the ability to selectively prosecute those he does not agree with.
Many see Trutanich's vow to jail the political protesters as abusive of his powers. That is, perhaps, particularly so because he is personally overriding the City Attorney's Office long-established policy of handling peaceful law-breaking political protesters by way of an informal office hearing or perhaps an infraction fine. Additionally, Trutanich's "aggressive stance" appears to be out of touch with reality and lacking perspective at a time when the rest of the free world is saluting the actions of peaceful political protesters in the Middle East.
Trutanich is likely to vigorously oppose any plan to strip him of the power to handle criminal prosecutions, however, he is on the record for saying that he does not have sufficient resources to do so, and his own statements could be his biggest problem in fending off this proposal.