Progressive Elected District Attorney of Los Angeles County

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Mon, 11/16/2020 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Progressive Elected District Attorney of Los Angeles County

The most important criminal justice race in the November election was the race for District Attorney of Los Angeles County, the nation’s largest local prosecutorial district.  Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles helped defeat incumbent Jackie Lacey and elect progressive candidate George Gascón in the nonpartisan general election. Karen James speaks with Paula Minor, one of the BLM-LA lead organizers and its team leader for police accountability.

George Gascón policies include:

Death penalty: opposes, would not send people to death row
Gang enhancements: would not pursue enhancements, due to discriminatory databases
Police killings: lobbied for changes to law, and has pledged to reopen LA cases
Juvenile prosecution: would not prosecute children as adult
Incarceration: pushed for less harsh punishments, supports reduced incarceration

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