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Alan Ferdman | There is NO Justice in Measure J

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21.10.2020

I don’t know your position, but I always watch in astonishment, whenever organizations attempt to pander for personal benefit. In one of this year’s incarnations, the National Basketball Association, or NBA, showed their true colors and displayed a valuable lesson for all to see. Early in 2020, the Black Lives Matter movement was on newsprint front pages, and presented on cable news, every day. NBA team owners got together and decided to print BLM on their basketball court floors and team jerseys. Think about it carefully. Do you really believe the NBA team owners were genuinely interested in supporting the BLM cause, or was this just a politically correct way, they thought, would attract a larger viewing audience? The answer became clear last week, when the NBA released viewer statistics showing the loss of 60% of their TV audience and announced their BLM involvement would end at the conclusion of the current season.

But it is not only corporations, who head the list of “Pandering Prognosticators.” There are no individuals who follow opinion polls closer, or who change their positions faster than our elected politicians, as they are constantly in the hunt for a few more votes. Our Los Angeles County supervisors are no exception, and as a result, on Aug. 5, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to place a Nov. 3 ballot measure in front of the voters modifying the L.A. County Charter.

According to the analysis by L.A. County’s legal counsel, this new legislation, named the “Re-Imagine L.A. County Measure,” would “annually allocate …. no less than 10% of the county’s........

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