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PV Democrats March Meeting
March 21, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us for our virtual March club meeting. Our meeting starts at 2:30, but join us at 2 pm to chat with other Democrats.
The theme for this month’s meeting is Reimagining Criminal Justice with the following speakers:
Stephen Downing, LEAP (Law Enforcement Action Partnership) – Downing began his 20-year police career in a squad car and finished as a deputy chief of police; retiring in 1980. Through his career, he became an expert on issues related to police militarization, civil asset forfeiture, and corruption and internal affairs. Dating back to 1965, he advised, wrote and produced for a number of television shows, including episodes of Dragnet, Kojak, Adam-12 and RoboCop; under pseudonyms until after he retired from the LAPD. In 1985, while writing and then producing on the TV series MacGyver, Downing advocated for curbing access to handguns for police, after seeing the effects of gun violence firsthand as a police officer. As well as being a speaker for LEAP, Downing is an investigative reporter for the Long Beach Beachcomber.
Max Szabo, founder of Szabo & Associates – Szabo was consultant for George Gascon’s LA County District Attorney campaign and serves as his spokesperson
CA State Senator Steven Bradford (SD 35) – introduced SB 2 with State Senator Toni Atkins to increase law enforcement officers accountability
To see the video of our meeting, please click below: