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Campaign News | Apr 09, 2020

Statement by 20 Los Angeles Area Law Professors: Los Angeles County Deserves a Progressive District Attorney

These are dynamic times in the world of criminal justice. Along with the rest of country, California is experiencing a hangover from some thirty-plus years of indulging in a punitive binge that has resulted in unprecedented rates of incarceration especially of young members of minority communities. These policies were fueled by ardent support from legislators, […]
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Campaign News | Apr 06, 2020

GASC脫N STATEMENT ON JUDICIAL COUNCIL’S EMERGENCY ACTIONS TO MITIGATE COVID-19 IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

LOS ANGELES聽鈥撀燭oday, in response to the California Judicial Council’s statewide emergency order that set bail at $0 for all misdemeanor and lower-level non-serious, non-violent felony offenses,聽George Gasc贸n released the following statement: “California continues to solidify its role as the national leader in adopting aggressive, life-saving initiatives during this crisis,” said former District Attorney and Assistant […]
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Campaign News | Apr 01, 2020

Huffington Post: Los Angeles Continued Prosecuting Low-Level Offenses Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Under their state鈥檚 rules to mitigate the spread of聽COVID-19, Californians are not supposed to leave home except to pick up groceries or prescriptions, go to the doctor, and commute to jobs deemed essential. As part of this effort, prosecutors 鈥 including Los Angeles County District Attorney聽Jackie Lacey聽鈥 have pledged to avoid dragging people into court […]
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Campaign News | Mar 30, 2020

GEORGE GASC脫N鈥橲 RECOMMENDATIONS ON ARREST, DETENTION, CHARGING AND REENTRY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

GEORGE GASC脫N鈥橲 RECOMMENDATIONS ON ARREST, DETENTION, CHARGING, AND REENTRY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC LA County is facing an unprecedented public health crisis鈥攐ne with enormous public safety implications. The health, safety, and welfare of our community weighs heavily on me each and every day. Above all else, we express our profound gratitude to those on the […]
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Campaign News | Mar 30, 2020

GASC脫N CALLS FOR URGENT LIFE-SAVING COURSE CORRECTION FROM JACKIE LACEY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Months into the Crisis, DA Jackie Lacey Continues to Pursue Low-Level Misdemeanor Cases Including Loitering, Panhandling, and Public Intoxication,聽Forcing Public Servants into Dangerously Close Proximity LOS ANGELES聽鈥撀燭oday, in light of the continued threat posed to our collective community from COVID-19, George Gasc贸n issued a jarring聽rebuke of LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey鈥檚 response鈥攐r lack-there-of鈥攖o the […]
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