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One small victory tonight. In the race for Los Angeles County

District Attorney, Chief Deputy D.A. Jackie Lacey won an upset victory over establishment pol Carmen Trutanich and will not be meeting him in the General Election. Instead she will face County Deputy D.A. Alan Jackson (who prosecuted Phil Spector) in the General Election in November.

Trutanich is the current City Attorney for Los Angeles who gleefully and arrogantly presided over the prosecutions of Occupy Los Angeles Occupiers last December and January for failure to disperse from the camp at City Hall. Trutanich was widely expected to win tonight, had won the endorsement of LA County Sherrif Baca (another anathema to OLA). No matter that Trutanich was in the back pocket of some of the big real estate developers who are behind the NFL stadium, nor that his ambition caused him to backpedal from a promise not to seek higher office until serving 2 full terms as city attorney (in other words, lieing his ambitious ass off).

Fox 11 interviewed Trutanich on the late-night news and he came across as boorish, a sore loser and someone who could not even summon the grace to congratulate Lacey. If she wins in the General Election, Lacey will be LA County's first female DA (and first AA DA also ). She'll be great! And Trutanich would have been a throw-back to the storied days of Darryl Gates and his like.

For Occupy Los Angeles, this is some sweet vindication
Posted by coalition_unwilling | Wed Jun 6, 2012, 03:43 AM (3 replies)

It is absolutely disgusting that the mainstream media call an election

while the polls are still open. It is friggin' obscene. Calling an election while people are still standing in line to vote desecrates the memories of those who died for us to be able to vote. And it should be against the law for any company using the public airwaves to do so.

Hearing reports that NBC called the election while the polls were still open in Milwaukee and people still lined up to vote.

My post has nothing to do with the fascist who 'won' in Wisconsin tonight. My post has to do with the soul of 'one man, one vote.'
Posted by coalition_unwilling | Tue Jun 5, 2012, 11:02 PM (13 replies)

What is your favorite rationalization for the U.S. drone killings of civilian non-combatants?

This is the first time I've posted a poll on DU and I'm clearly trying for an ironic effect.

Inspiration for this came from reading Greenwald's latest piece on "The Authoritarian Mind" and remembering Milgram's Stanford experiments back in the late 50s.
Posted by coalition_unwilling | Mon Jun 4, 2012, 02:38 AM (91 replies)
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