Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley is scheduled to appear on ‘Urban L.A.’ hosted by veteran inner-city chroniclers Malik Spellman and Robert Corsini on 10/16 at 9:00pm.
Although many topics directly impacting inner-city Los Angeles and the criminal justice system will be discussed — Cooley’s opposition to replacing the Death Penalty with Life Without Parole (Proposition 34) and his support for reforming the California Three Strikes law (Prop. 36) will be the focus of the one-hour program. Other issues such as mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines and the discrepancy between penalties for powder and rock cocaine possession, use and sale are on the table for discussion.
Voices from the community will also be heard including Geri Sylva the Coordinator for the ‘Fair Chance Project’ and a long time prisoner rights advocate, along with released prisoners, recently exonerated prisoners and other critics of the Criminal Justice system will have an opportunity to have their voices heard.
Recent issues involving reports of abuse within the Los Angeles County Jail system, the Sheriff’s Department and numerous misconduct allegations filed against the Los Angeles Police Department will also be discussed.
Cooley has been the District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles since 2000. His tenure has overseen enormous changes in how the office and its 330 Million Dollar budget operate — the largest DA’s office in the nation employing over 1000 attorneys. He has also been a key player in the reformulation of law enforcement policies and the implementation of Community Based Policing initiatives in the wake of the 1992 L.A. Riots.
Tuesday 9-10 PM live, on the new KILM Channel 64 and FilmOn Live.