Friday, August 10, 2012

LA County DA Debate: Personal Differences Trump Politics

Two veteran prosecutors faced off this week in a Los Angeles County District Attorney candidate debate. Although there weren’t too many major policy disagreements, Deputy DA Alan Jackson and Chief Deputy DA Jackie Lacey became increasingly hostile during the back and forth. They traded personal attacks during exchanges on the death penalty, the state’s three strikes law and even their professional accomplishments. Pacifica KPFK’s Ernesto Arce was at the candidate forum at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. He has more on the story.