Los Angeles DA over-prosecutes black people, then blames them for making ‘bad decisions’

Daily Kos featured an op-ed from Jody David Armour of the USC Gould School on how L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey responded to statistics about black residents being incarcerated at much higher rates than white residents.

“Lacey’s response shows that she’s blind to the ways her decisions as a prosecutor only exacerbate the desperate circumstances that can lead to these so-called bad decisions,” he wrote.

Full op-ed here