LA County Prosecutor May Become First Black DA, First Woman DA

Jackie Lacey is being backed by a number of influential elected officials, prominent law enforcement organizations and labor unions so it is very likely that the veteran prosecutor will become the next district attorney in Los Angeles County. If Lacey becomes the next DA, she will be the very first African-American district attorney as well as the first female district attorney in the county’s history.

Los Angeles County has close to 10 million residents occupying over 4,057 square miles which makes it the nation’s largest county. Over 25 percent of California’s total population of 38 million people live in LA county but just 9.3 percent are African-American.

Among the few African Americans that have been elected to the  district attorney position are Seth Williams, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -Philadelphia County,Robert Schuler Smith, in Hinds County of Jackson, Mississippi,  Robert Johnson, in Bronx County, Bronx, New York, and Paul L. Howard, in Fulton County – Atlanta, Georgia.

Lacey has been the  Chief Deputy District Attorney for the last 10 years and will be facing a head on battle with Alan Jackson in the non-partisan election that will take place on November 6. Lacey is a Democrat and Jackson is a Republican.

While polls show that Lacey was more popular than Jackson, she did not get the 51 percent necessary to defeat Jackson outright and they have now been forced into the November 6 run off.

Even though the race is non-partisan, Lacey has secured endorsements from prominent Democratic Party officials including Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris. Because of the Democratic Party’s overwhelming edge in voter registration it is being predicted that Lacey will win.

26 Responses to LA County Prosecutor May Become First Black DA, First Woman DA

  1. Craig Watkins is African American and the Dallas County DA. Is there a reason you left that out of your list considering Dallas County is so much larger than other counties you did mention?

  2. All that means is that she is gonna lock up more blacks and latinos out there .. She works for the government. So what? The old ” black police showing out for the white cop” theory. Blacks and Latinos should take notice, especially since she has such a strong backing. Hotep

    • @Imhotep:

      Took the words out of my mouth! Negroids think a FIRST of anything Black will make a change in their lives. This negroid female is just another high priced slave for caucasoids. She will be USED just to put Black males in jail.

      This heffa ain’t got no power, except to accept the crumbs (paycheck) they will give her to keep her enslaving (jailing) our Black brothers.

      THESE negroids IN HIGH POSITIONS ARE STILL SLAVES!!!

    • right hotep. some negroes are so backward they think that one negro in office is more valuable than saving 1000 black men

      we need to stop this black rascism that is killing us derrick

      • @joseph: “we need to stop this black rascism that is killing us derrick.”
        —————————————————-

        How many times do I have to tell y’all that Black people are not racist!!! Only caucasoids are racist!!! A racist is a person, who practices white supremacy, racism, and world domination…these are FACTS! I am not ‘white’, I don’t practice world domination; nor do I pracitice racism.

        Racism is the belief in, and practice of racial domination, discrimination, degradation and oppression. WRITE THIS DOWN, AND STOP CALLING BLACK PEOPLE…racist!!!

        NEGROIDS SUFFER FROM “HATERISM”, NOT RACISM; THERE IS A DIFFERENCE!!!

        HATERISM IS WHAT’S KILLING US!!! WE MUST STOP “HATING” EACH OTHER…THAT’S THE PROBLEM, joseph!!!

        We need to get back to BLACK!!!

  3. Who Cares The DA is still burning up Black Skin like What! I’m from LA these Devils just Locking up Black & Brown Whitey not Around unless He was a Sheriff’s Deputy Racist a*s Crackers got a Picture of John Wayne Racist a*s if you Black or Mexican and get near that Picture they will give you some BillyClub Therapy lol You would have knots on a Natural on a Wig on yo Head lol Dirty MF’s I hate all these Bloodthirsty LA Devils they Despise Black People it don’t matter who is a DA Cris Darden Sambo was put on the OJ case to get a conviction that n***a killed me When he fell in them Whitefolks Arms Crying about a Ho & a h**o lol My Sister worked at the DA’s office when the Verdict came Down Them Crackers left at 12noon lol

    • it seems the whole d**n state of california under that d**n austrian schwarzaNIGGAH brought all blacks to their knees or forced them out of the cities. i went to san francisco a few years ago, and the only blacks i saw were a very few angry black women or uncle tomming black men working in transport jobs or lying on the streets homeless after that black azz willie brown got through with them.

  4. It was a Sister that Worked at the DA’s office who told about the Pictures of those Murders Ron Goldman was a h**o totally safe around Women lol His Meat was Cut off & put in His Mouth this was Ill this was a Dope Debt ask Faye Resnick smoked up shot up all that Dope & ran off! Then turn around & write a Book about it!

  5. This was OJ’s Dope Connect so they was calling Him but he was Working so He even Wondered why they was calling? OJ know who did it but if He talks He will be taking a Dirt Napp or get Bodied!

  6. She looks like a freaking black Marsha Clark. lololol…Hotep

  7. I don’t see what the problem is about this matter, maybe she will be great in this part of her life. ‘smile’ and congrats to her.

  8. Tjis is horrible fact checking. The story references California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who is in fact 1. A woman 2. Black and 3. Former DA for San Francisco city and county.

    Bad journalism.

  9. Typo- on my phone and that horrible social media sidebar covers the comment area…

  10. You left out Craig Watkins Dallas TX

  11. BLACKMEN,FLASH ALERT,THE MAJORITY OF BLACKWOMEN ARE NOT ON YOUR SIDE,THEY THINK THAT

    WHITEMEN ARE BETTER,AND THE ONLY REASON A LOT OF BLACKWOMEN ARE WITH BLACKMEN

    BECAUSE THE RIGHT WHITEBOY HAVE NOT APROACHED THEM.NEVER EVER EVER THINK ITS INNOCENT

    TALK WHEN IT COMES TO A BLACKWOMAN AND A WHITEBOY CONVERSATION,SHE FEELS THEY ARE ON

    THE SAME LEVEL,AND THE SAD IDEA IS THAT A LOT OF BROTHAS ARE NUM TO THE FACT.

  12. Please don’t forget Paul Howard in Atlanta.They lock so many Black Men up in Atlanta,Georgia until it is scandalous.They have a” slogan” for Atlanta,” Come on Vacation,leave on Probation.”Many Young Black Men Lives,Have Been Ruined in This State…Check out Clayton County…Check out The Prison System in Georgia…Hopefully things will change in LA.as well as Atlanta…Don’t mention the fact that they lock these Young Men Up and Label them Mentally Unstable to force them on Medication for profit. This is a Tragedy,and should be Investigated.

  13. Wow, congratulaion on her accomplishments; however,Los Angeles has been a county for how
    Long? How long have black America resided in the county? Really, women, who are the majority of any society, in 2012 you never had atepresentative for this position before? In the “land of the free”, you have these glaring hypocrisies still in place at this time in this country! Finally, the level of systemic APARTHEID is profoundly apparent in the anemic representation of black district attorneys nationally.

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  16. Sometimes this site irritates the h**l out of me.

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