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Campaign News - In the News | Oct 20, 2020

Why I鈥檓 voting for George Gascon for DA

George Gascon, the former Los Angeles police officer who is now running for Los Angeles County district attorney, emerged from the humblest of beginnings to become a real American success story […]
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Campaign News - In the News | Oct 10, 2020

George Gasc贸n is the godfather of progressive prosecuting. Will LA elect him DA?

Those who are familiar with Gasc贸n鈥檚 trajectory know that he long ago overcame his aversion to law enforcement by joining its ranks. The former Los Angeles cop worked his way through the system to become police chief in Mesa, Ariz., and then San Francisco, where he most recently served as district attorney, earning plaudits for […]
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Campaign News - In the News | Sep 29, 2020

LA Times Endorsement: George Gasc贸n for L.A. County district attorney

The rethinking and reconstruction of the American criminal justice system has come in waves. A decade ago, unconscionable (and聽unconstitutional)聽prison crowding聽in California sparked聽smarter sentencing and parole, then聽alternatives to jail and prison, then the聽downgrading of drug possession felonies聽to the misdemeanors they once were and are now again, amid a continuing and historic decrease in crime.聽Four years ago, […]
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Campaign News - In the News | Sep 17, 2020

Progressive DAs Form New Alliance to Combat 鈥榯ough-on-crime鈥 Orgs

Four reform-minded California prosecutors have created their own lobbying organization to support progressive legislation and candidates, a group intended to challenge the law-and-order ethos and political heft of traditional law enforcement associations. The Prosecutors Alliance of California includes both current San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and his predecessor, George Gasc贸n, who is now running […]
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Campaign News - In the News | Jul 28, 2020

CA District Attorneys Urge End to Conflict of Interest between Prosecutors and Police

In a two-page letter written by Contra Costa County DA Diana Becton, former San Francisco DA George Gas膰on, San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin and San Joaquin County DA Tori Verber Salazar, the current and former DAs banded together to call out the conflict of interest (or at least the appearance of one) that had and […]
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