*The instrumental position that is being filled in Los Angeles is the role of Director of the Public Defender’s Office. The post had never been seated by an African American.
This is an amazing and harsh reality when you think of how many young black men encounter this office everyday. We can’t judge a book by its cover, especially in seats of power, but we are hopeful that the office will be improved along with the service given by the public defenders in Los Angeles. (more…)