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There are at least 18 documented gangs inside the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.  I spoke with award-winning reporter Cerise Castle about her 15-part investigative series that explores the complex history of ‘deputy gangs.’  Her reporting found that this group has terrorized and murdered Angelenos for decades with litigation related to these cases costing the County just over $100 million over the past 30 years.  Later, Karen Attiah, Washington Post columnist and show contributor, led our weekly roundtable ‘Sippin’ The Political Tea,’ on the importance of authentic self care including social media breaks. Attiah was joined by Morra Aarons-Mele, host of The Anxious Achiever podcast AND a forthcoming book with the same title; and Isa Watson, author of Life Beyond Likes and founder & CEO of the community app Squad.

Content Advisory: Descriptions of police violence