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Campaign News - In the News | May 04, 2020

Why Liberal Californians Don鈥檛 Want to Go Back to Normal

LOS ANGELES 鈥 Housing for those who are homeless. Criminal justice reform. Addressing the digital divide for schoolchildren in rural areas. Propelled by the urgency of the coronavirus crisis, and despite severe economic headwinds, liberal Californians see this moment as an opening to push through an agenda that addresses some of the state鈥檚 most intractable […]
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Campaign News | Apr 30, 2020

GASC脫N CALLS ON LA POLICE UNION LEADER TO APOLOGIZE FOR BACKWARDS REMARKS

LOS ANGELES 鈥撀燭oday, George Gasc贸n released the following statement in response to remarks made by Craig Lally, the President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, and District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s biggest supporter. In an article appearing in the Guardian, Mr. Lally said of low-level non-violent defendants who had not been convicted of a crime […]
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Campaign News | Apr 21, 2020

Fox 10 Phoenix: LA District Attorney, challenger sound off on California $0 cash bail mandate

LOS ANGELES聽–聽Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and her runoff opponent, former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, are sounding off to FOX 11 regarding their positions on California鈥檚 recently enacted emergency $0 cash bail mandate. The order allows inmates charged with misdemeanors and low-level felonies to be eligible for immediate release from custody, […]
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Campaign News | Apr 21, 2020

Davis Vanguard: Sacramento Courtroom Sets Reduced Bails with One $0 Bail Case

SACRAMENTO 鈥 In the Sacramento County Superior Court, defense attorneys argue for bail reductions, citing the potential risk of spreading COVID-19 in prisons. Two weeks ago, the Judicial Council of California voted on the emergency order to temporarily set cash bail to $0 in some cases to reduce the population of incarcerated people and limit […]
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Campaign News | Apr 16, 2020

GASC脫N STATEMENT ON LA PROSECUTORS’ ATTEMPTED END-RUN AROUND CALIFORNIA’S ZERO-BAIL RULES

LOS ANGELES聽鈥撀燭oday, in response to聽reports聽that聽high-level staff of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office聽internally discussed ways to continue seeking old bail amounts, in contravention of聽emergency judicial orders聽aimed at聽easing聽jail crowding amid the pandemic, George Gasc贸n released the following statement: “Prosecutors are supposed to follow the laws, not find ways around them,” said former District Attorney and Assistant […]
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