Joensing for Meyers
District Attorney candidate Danette Meyers' campaign got a boost this week with the announcement that music legend Quincy Jones had endorsed her. According to a statement released by the Meyers campaign, Jones said "Danette Meyers' credentials as an accomplished trial lawyer and veteran criminal prosecutor are without question. But what makes Danette unique is she understands that the justice system extends beyond the criminal side. Throughout her 25 year career she has spent her own time outside the District Attorney's office to ensure that the entire justice system is working. Danette's broader community perspective is key to the effective pursuit of justice. I wholeheartedly endorse Danette Meyers as the next District Attorney of Los Angeles County."
Jackson Campaign phone bank takes early lead
It is understood that callers are making between 20 and 30 calls each, every evening, averaging around 1,000 calls a day. Although the script for the calls is a closely guarded secret, it would not be surprising to find that as well as highlighting Jackson's career achievements and conservative values, callers are able to play ten second sound bite of Trutanich's 'Pledge to serve' as City Attorney and not to run for District Attorney, when questions are asked about other candidates. That ten second sound bite could include some of the following statements made by Trutanich:
Trutanich Pledge to Serve by LA Dragnet
It is believed that Jackson's callers includes a number of retired law enforcement officers. According to the Jackson campaign, the phone bank will run every day right up to election night and will add additional callers in the final run up to the June 5, 2012 election.
Big Hollywood gives it up for Jackie Lacey
Lacey's campaign is said to be ramping-up with several key changes in campaign staff and strategy, and will likely include District Attorney Steve Cooley being at Lacey's side to underline his stated support for Lacey as his chosen leader to continue the mission of the Office.
Trutanich's 'Prosecutor of the Year' award questioned
for doing nothing, many were wondering why the 22 deputy district attorneys 'singled out' by Trutanich for 'praise' were not also given awards by the CNOA.
Trutanich, it seems, preferred the CNOA award to be exclusively his so that he could use it for his campaign to be District Attorney. The 22 deputy city attorneys 'singled out' by Trutanich for 'praise' will likely receive cheesy ink-jet printer awards from him as a token of his praise, but nevertheless continue to suffer the enforced pay-cut and furloughs that he declines to share.