The Killings Of Black Men Are More Likely To Be Labelled ‘Justifiable’

Good interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on why the justice system is more likely to consider a self-defense defense justifiable if the threat is presented by a black victim. The key legal test for determining whether a homicide was justifiable is something called the “reasonable person standard,” says Armour — in cases…

Lunch with a Leader: Jackie Lacey

The Bedrosian Center kicks off its 2014 Lunch with a Leader series with a visit from one of the nation’s most important criminal justice leaders. Elected as Los Angeles County District Attorney in December 2012, Jackie Lacey assumed control of the largest local prosecutorial department in the nation, an office that prosecutes nearly 60,000 felony cases a year in the country’s most populous county.