Los Angeles District Attorney candidate Jackie Lacey on KPFK Uprising Radio by LA Dragnet published on 2012/09/14 06:13:57 +0000 Los Angeles District Attorney candidate Jackie Lacey took to the airwaves on KPFK's Uprising Radio in a frank, no holds bared interview with host Sonali Kolhatkar to explain why she believes she is the best qualified to assume the mantle of leadership when DA Steve Cooley steps down after a record three terms as the leader of the nation's largest prosecutorial agency. Lacey, the Chief Deputy District Attorney currently holds the number two position in the DA's Office, directly under Cooley who has endorsed her candidacy. Lacey is also endorsed by Attorney General Kamala Harris and the two largest Los Angeles police associations; the Los Angeles Police Protective League and the Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs. Lacey, the daughter of an impoverished African American family who fled the racism of the South to come to California, became the first member of her family to go to college. She attended USC School of Law on a scholarship, joining the DA's Office and rising through the ranks to hold the number two slot in the Office; Chief Deputy District Attorney. In this interview, Lacey discusses her position on Medical Marijuana, Third Strikes reform, the Death Penalty, Prison Overcrowding and other issues that she believes are of concern to Los Angelenos. If elected, Lacey would become the first female DA in LA, and LA's first African American DA, but proud as she says she would be to break those barriers, she believes it is her twenty five years of experience, twelve of which have been as a senior manager, that makes her the most qualified candidate for the job. Copyright held by KPFK and Uprising Radio and reproduced here pursuant to the Fair Use Doctrine Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.