Ladd Ehlinger is at it again: “She ran a city program that coddled gang members, paid them with taxpayer money, got them out of jail to rape and kill again.” Now she wants to run for a seat in the U.S. Congress. Who is she? You’ll have to click here to find out.
I’ll tell you right now that she’s been a member of the Los Angeles City Council for about a decade. I lived in L.A. for almost 17 years and I can also tell you that’s not exactly a resume enhancer for her…
UPDATE: The predictable response. What’s so stunning about the ad? The imagery is the same as that of countless hip-hop videos. If the ad is nothing but lies, Hahn should sue for defamation. The fact that all she’s done is call for “condemnation” speaks volumes. Her calling it “sexist towards all women” is hilarious. The ad doesn’t address gender roles in any way or fashion. It’s about bad ideas by Janice Hahn, not about her being a woman. The ad has definitely taken her by surprise. And now she’s bringing even more attention to it. I’m not sure what I think about her Republican opponent’s reaction. I would have said nothing instead of condemning the ad.
TPM’s suggestion that Ehlinger is racist for describing Los Angeles gangs as mostly African American while citing 2005 gang population statistics from LAPD to back up their insinuation is also highly misleading. The statistics they link to are for Los Angeles County gangs, not for gangs within the City of Los Angeles. Los Angeles County is much larger than the City of L.A.; and a significant number of gang members in the city are African American. Maybe not all of them, but that doesn’t mean most gang members in the city are Latino.
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