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FEATURING MELIDA ABDULLAH –  This Wednesday, members of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter will mark two years since they began targeting District Attorney Jackie Lacey for refusing to prosecute violent officers who have killed. Lacey became the first woman and the first African American to ever serve in the role of DA. But in her role Lacey has effectively protected the most violent police forces in the nation. As other cities slowly start to hold police more accountable for killing unarmed African Americans – very slowly I should add – Los Angeles remains distinct for protecting a brutal status quo.

Melina Abdullah, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pan African Studies at California State University of Los Angeles, active with the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter.

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