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From Amanda Hess at Pacific Standard, a heavy read indeed called "The Next Civil Rights Issue: Why Women Aren't Welcome on the Internet." It was refreshing to see Hess's male peers were the ones lobbying the most praise her way: Richard Deitsch with Sports Illustrated advised, "Bookmark this for later. Highly recommend this @amandahess piece on online rape/death threats against women." Newly anointed news editor Ryan Jacobs proclaimed, "Proud to join @PacificStand, especially with @amandahess's amazing piece going live my first day. READ."
And in L.A. County, the latest news from sources is that Sheriff Lee Baca plans to retire in the aftermath of several controversies. "A month after feds file charges against 18 current/ex deputies, LA Sheriff Lee Baca plans to retire, sources say," LAT's Kimi Yoshino elaborated. "Members of Baca's command staff are shocked. Baca, they've said, lived to be sheriff," pointed out Robert Faturechi at the LA Times. "Follow @RobertFaturechi @jackfleonard for all things #LASD. Baca only latest headline from embattled department," colleague Kate Mather recommended. "Wow. Huge news," responded Laura J. Nelson, also there.
Plus, Burglars Who Took on F.B.I. Abandon Shadows. Anthony De Rosa at Circa explained, "The 1971 burglary that exposed J. Edgar Hoover's out of control spying program within the FBI." Evan Perez at CNN called it, "Snowdens 40 yrs ago."