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Local activists have soured on incumbent Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and no other candidate offers a compelling alternative.
Law enforcement organizations have long treated mass incarceration as a job creation program. In 2020, the tide began turning against them.
Mayor Ted Wheeler’s popularity has declined after a summer of protests against police violence in the Oregon city.
The ruling said the commission wasn’t diverse enough and gave little voice to communities affected by policing.
Late-stage donations to the Los Angeles DA race increase concerns about the influence of law enforcement money on politics.
Removing police union influence from the prosecutor’s office is a critical first step towards building a system that is safe, just, and fair for all.
Miriam Aroni Krinsky,
Law enforcement super PACs are spending big money on district attorney races and local elections from California to New York—and respected Democratic consulting firms are helping them.
Some unions and labor activists are calling for the AFL-CIO to expel police unions.
San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and others say the money creates ethical conflicts when police are prosecuted for misconduct.
Top prosecutors in Baltimore, Chicago, and New York City are supporting Kim Gardner over the “entrenched interests” that they say seek to undermine reforms and police accountability.