Assistant District Attorney Jackie Lacey Launches Website
|Jackie Lacey's website www.JackieLacey.com went live this week.|
"Jackie Lacey is an Assistant District Attorney in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, the nation's largest local prosecutorial agency. A trusted and respected leader, she is one of the highest ranking prosecutors in the office and has held a variety of executive positions over the past 10 years.
Committed to improving the lives of Los Angeles County residents, Jackie has overseen the development of programs to track and stop street gangs and prosecute graffiti and animal cruelty cases. Her responsibilities include weighing in on the office's most critical issues – such as high-profile prosecutions and death-penalty case reviews.
She is in charge of the largest section of the office, leading roughly 40 executives and managers who in turn supervise more than 500 prosecutors. A top adviser, she assists the District Attorney in the selection and evaluation of managers in the office.
Jackie is planning to run to be the next District Attorney of Los Angeles County. She believes that her 26-year career as a prosecutor and her record of leadership make her the most qualified candidate. Jackie is committed to advancing the office's efforts to develop groundbreaking crime-fighting initiatives.
Please join Jackie Lacey's journey by donating or volunteering for her campaign today!"
So go to www.JackieLacey.com to sign up.
Lacey also made the news in today's Pasadena Weekly who reported that Lacey joined Los Angeles Superior Court Judges Michael A. Tynan and John Lonerga at Thursday's noon hour event at the Donald Wright Auditorium of the Pasadena Public Library entitled, “When Our Warriors Return Home: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Our Justice System.”
Underlining Lacey's commitment to seek alternative solutions to the "Lock 'em up and throw away the keys" solution to tackling crime, Lacey serves on the steering committee of a "Veteran's Court," established last year in Department 42 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Under this pilot program, veterans suffering from mental health problems stemming from US military service can receive treatment as an alternative to incarceration for nonviolent felonies.
Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson Pitches Cricket As An Exit Strategy For Gang Members
Like Lacey, Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson also made the news for his approval of alternative solutions to traditional problems. The BBC reported on Jackson's support for the Compton Cricket team. "The team's success has impressed the law enforcement authorities in Los Angeles. It has been praised by the Los Angeles police Department and has won the respect of a senior prosecutor, who has made a career out of taking gang members to court" said Peter Bowes, BBC News Los Angeles.
"There is a ton of unmitigated violence, gang warfare, with innocent victims being slain every day, but that's not necessarily what defines the city of Compton," Jackson told the BBC. He said cricket - as opposed to traditional American sports - was an "excellent starting point" in trying to revive the city.
As we've previously mentioned, Jackson has an enviable website, www.AlanJacksonForDA.com.
Deputy District Attorney Mario Trujillo's Candidacy Widely Reported
The LA Weekly, Metropolitan News Enterprise, and The Downey Patriot all reported on Mario Trujillo's announcement of his candidacy at the Mexican American Bar Association's 51st Annual Installation and Gala at LA Live's JW Marriott Hotel.
As previously reported, Trujillo's vision for the DA's Office also looks to alternative solutions to the revolving door model of the criminal justice system, and we understand that his placeholder website, www.MarioTrujilloForDA.com is soon to go "live" with more information.
Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers Takes Tough Line On Lindsay Lohan
Just Google "Danette Meyers" to see how much publicity the third candidate for Los Angeles District Attorney has garnered this week over the decision to file criminal charges against Lindsay Lohan for the alleged theft of a necklace. Meyers is making the news worldwide with this case which will doubtless continue to attract media attention as it wends its way through the criminal justice system.
Interestingly, Meyers' campaign website, www.DanetteForDA.com, now re-directs to a FaceBook page, perhaps suggesting that Meyers will seek to harness the power of the internet to fuel her campaign.
City Attorney Trutanich Vows To Punish Political Protesters
Like Meyers, Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is also taking a traditional "tough on crime" approach to define his candidacy. Trutanich made the news this week in the Los Angeles Times with his promise to take an "aggressive stance" against political protesters, in contrast to the previous policy of treating exuberant, if annoying, expressions of political speech as infractions or even amenable to informal office hearings.
Some might find Trutanich's determination to use the full might of the criminal justice system to punish political protesters as utterly inconsistent with Trutanich's claim that the recent budget cuts has limited his ability to prosecute crimes. Nevertheless, Trutanich appears to be fully able to deploy all the necessary prosecutorial resources to pursue this case at his whim.
Perhaps when the realities of using (or as some say, abusing) the crushing might of the criminal justice system on political protesters dawns on Trutanich, he might consider his folly with the AEG/Michael Jackson memorial 'criminal aspects' investigation and seek a rapid exit strategy.
As yet, Trutanich does not have a District Attorney campaign website, and his City Attorney campaign website, www.Tru09.com has been deactivated and now seems to sell Japanese digital cameras. Perhaps the removal of the City Attorney's campaign website was calculated to limit access to Trutanich's signed, sworn pledge to serve a full first term as City Attorney, and not to use the City Attorney's Office as a political springboard to the District Attorney's Office, where his micro-managing, self-aggrandizing, Machiavellian idiosyncrasies are not welcomed by some.
With four out of ten potential candidates now fully engaged in their campaigns and Trutanich (who appears to have no concept of the word 'credibility') conducting what can best be described as a stealth campaign, we will keep a watching brief on their strategies.