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Akela Lacy: Buffalo’s Developer Class Backing Last-Ditch Attempt Against Socialist India Walton

A federal judge who wants Buffalo’s incumbent mayor back on the ballot is being scrutinized for his real estate ties

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Akela Lacy: Socialist India Walton Will Be Buffalo’s Next Mayor

Walton ousted a four-term incumbent to win Buffalo’s Democratic mayoral primary. She’ll be the first woman, socialist, and abolitionist to hold the job

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Akela Lacy: Baltimore Businesses Request Police Crackdown on Low-Level Crimes

After a shooting last weekend, the heads of 37 businesses asked city leaders to “empower police” to enforce traffic and drug laws

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Akela Lacy: Congress Misses Symbolic Deadline for Police Reform

Biden wanted a bill ready to sign by the anniversary of George Floyd’s death. Advocates say Democrats didn’t just miss the deadline — they missed the point

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Akela Lacy: Philadelphia DA Krasner Trounces Police-Backed Primary Challenger

Krasner’s victory gives momentum to the movement to elect reformist prosecutors, which has faced fierce backlash from law enforcement groups

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Akela Lacy: Philadelphia DA Krasner Trounces Police-Backed Primary Challenger

Krasner’s victory gives momentum to the movement to elect reformist prosecutors, which has faced fierce backlash from law enforcement groups

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Akela Lacy: Entire Staff of Nevada Democratic Party Quits After Democratic Socialist Slate Won Every Seat

The battle between insurgent progressives in Nevada and the Harry Reid machine began building in 2016

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Akela Lacy: Working Families Party Weighs In on Crowded Manhattan DA Race

By endorsing Tahanie Aboushi, WFP sets a precedent for how other local progressive groups may endorse in the race

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Akela Lacy: Democratic Backlash to “Defund the Police” Jeopardizes Popular Reforms

In June, Democrats passed a measure to limit qualified immunity, with support from moderates who’ve since spoken out against the “defund” message

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Akela Lacy: How Texas Republicans Paved the Way for Their Own Demise

The Texas GOP’s business-friendly policies have brought unexpected electoral changes to the state’s booming suburbs

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