I would like to have my rights, such as they are, restored from being a felon,” said state Senator Rod Wright (D-Inglewood), who submitted his resignation after being sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying about living in his Inglewood district when he ran for office.
“My senate career is over. My legislative career is over,” said Wright, who alleged his treatment “amounted to a 21st century lynching.”
It is a charge being reiterated by Assemblyman Steven Bradford of Gardena, who told reporters, “Currently, five of our colleagues don’t live in their district and it’s no issue with any of those D.A.’s in any of those counties. Yet only Senator Rod Wright, who is African American has been prosecuted.”