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A Black Lives Matter leader in LA confronts the LAPD—outside her house. Melina Abdullah is a cofounder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles; she’s also a professor of Pan-African studies at Cal State Los Angeles—and last week she was front-page news in LA. We asked her what happened.

Plus: Katie Porter, the new member of Congress who flipped a longtime Republican district in California’s Orange County, talks about defending the postal service and about ending student loan debt. (Watch her full conversation with Katrina vanden Heuvel.)

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Also: Changing our broken criminal justice system—radically. Jody Armour, who teaches law at USC and is a prominent defender of Black Lives Matter has a new book out, with the provocative title N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law.

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