Octogenarian Who Killed Pregnant Burglar No Hero

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Jasmyne Cannick: This is not a case of self-defense or standing your ground. It’s a case of a man who was upset about being attacked and robbed in his own home and decided to dole out some vigilante justice–the lethal kind.

DA Jackie Lacey Should Investigate Lygagate

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Jasmyne Cannick: The LAPD had determined that based on Gaines’ wearing expensive designer suits and shirts, his many credit cards, and lavish spending habits that he was engaged in some kind of misconduct and had him under investigation.

LAPD’s Lygagate Draws Investigation Calls

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Jasmyne Cannick: Law enforcement agencies including the LAPD are always encouraging us to say something if we see something. Someone saw something and they said something and sadly the LAPD did nothing–that is until it was breaking news.

What Real Black Philanthropy Looks Like

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Jasmyne Cannick: The only thing more troubling than Sterling’s comments was the Black leadership’s silence on defending the reputation of Black’s philanthropy — not only to the world, but, sadly, to ourselves.

Sheriff’s Surveillance: Good for Goose, Good for Gander

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Jasmyne Cannick: For me the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s 2012 secret mass surveillance experiment conducted on the residents of Compton has less to do with the actual experiment but more to do with the cloud of secrecy around it and the decision not to inform the public so as to not have to deal with complaints or public outrage.

Because English-Speaking-Only Students Have Dreams Too

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Jasmyne Cannick: Unless state lawmakers put forth the same effort into teaching public school students Spanish that they’ve put into English as a Second Language (ESL) for Latino students, Black and white students will find themselves locked out of the job market for generations to come.

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