Connie Rice: Advancement Project – Leadership

Advancement Project In her legal work, Connie has led multi-racial coalitions of lawyers and clients to win more than $10 billion in damages and policy changes, through traditional class action civil rights cases redressing police misconduct, race and sex discrimination and unfair public policy in transportation, probation and public housing. She filed a landmark caseContinue reading “Connie Rice: Advancement Project – Leadership”

Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me About Violence, Drugs, Love

When Jorja Leap began studying Los Angeles gang violence in 2002, she encountered a myriad of proposed solutions to the seemingly intractable “gang problem” and set out to discover what was really going on. The stakes—then and now—could not be higher: a child or teenager is killed by gunfire every three hours—and homicide is theContinue reading “Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me About Violence, Drugs, Love”

McGinn hires respected L.A. adviser Connie Rice

Mayor Mike McGinn took two significant steps Tuesday in the wake of the city’s settlement with the Department of Justice, announcing a long-delayed reappointment of the civilian director who oversees police internal investigations and hiring a nationally recognized civil-rights attorney who played a key role in spurring widely praised police reforms in Los Angeles. McGinnContinue reading “McGinn hires respected L.A. adviser Connie Rice”