From the OC Register:
Jackie Lacey is a woman of many firsts. Before she was the first woman and the first African American to be elected district attorney of Los Angeles County, Lacy was a first-generation college student who received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UC Irvine (Class of 1979) and a law degree from USC. She went on the become a deputy district attorney, a position for which she earned national recognition for a 1998 case that was the first successful prosecution of a Los Angeles County race-based hate-crime murder. As she worked her way to the top, Lacey also established the first Animal Cruelty Prosecution Program in the United States. Lacey is now in her second year as the Los Angeles County district attorney.

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