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The CRISES Act would fund emergency response programs that are not handled by police. Governor Newsom blocked the bill last year, but now advocates are pushing for a redo.
Feb 17, 2021
Gascón is battling a lawsuit, filed by his own line prosecutors and backed by the state DA association, against his criminal justice reforms.
Feb 16, 2021
The measure may pave the way for more sheriff candidates who want to challenge mass incarceration, but are currently banned from running.
Katie Jane Fernelius
Feb 01, 2021
Proposition 25 would replace the current system with an even more punitive one, some criminal justice reform groups say.
Lauren Lee White
Oct 21, 2020
The state has not had a justice with experience as a public defender since the mid-1980s.
Kyle C. Barry
Oct 09, 2020
California just made it harder for prosecutors to exclude Black people from jury trials, amid broader reforms against racial discrimination in courtrooms.
Kyle C. Barry
Sep 30, 2020
Prosecutors across the country are rethinking their membership in professional organizations that oppose a meaningful reform agenda.
Sep 15, 2020
“We’re at a watershed moment for criminal justice reform,” Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, said about Measure R and LA’s upcoming DA election.
Feb 28, 2020
California’s DA association responded to a critic in a letter signed by nearly all prosecutors. But this may only exacerbate worries about DAs’ tendency to talk in a single political voice.
Feb 14, 2020
Rossi rules out seeking the death penalty or prosecuting sex work. “Oftentimes justice may mean a restorative outcome. Oftentimes justice may mean never filing a case,” she said in a Q&A.
Jan 16, 2020
“The problem is that LA County has come to a place where they use the most expensive and the most intrusive tools of the criminal justice system to deal with every behavior," Gascón said in a Q&A.
Jan 09, 2020
New laws signed by Governor Newsom target private prisons, and fines and fees, the power of DAs, and more.
Sep 19, 2019
Checking-in on the politics of prosecutors: A Vermont state's attorney makes waves, and California and Florida prosecutors plan on dismissing more drug charges
Aug 22, 2019
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Nov 26, 2018
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Sep 20, 2018
An analysis of California, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Utah in the 2018 midterms
Jul 10, 2018