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George Gascón
Los Angeles County District Attorney-elect. I've spent my life working to make our justice system work for everyone, not just the wealthy & well connected.
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Pacific Juvenile Defender Center (PJDC) Nov 20
LA DA-elect ’s transition team includes multiple PJDC members who are superstar thought leaders of juvenile law, conviction review, diversion to incarceration! The national implications of a new way of thinking in the biggest US jurisdiction are game changing.
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Real Justice Nov 20
. had to overcome the criminal legal establishment to win the DA’s Office. His vision of justice in LA involves everyone, not just the people in power.
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LMU Magazine Nov 20
This week, L.A. D.A.-elect named ’s Sean Kennedy to his transition team. Kennedy directs the LLS Center for Juvenile Law and Policy. He spoke on Off Press about the pandemic's health risks for incarcerated youths.
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LMU Magazine Nov 19
Yesterday, 's was named to the transition team of L.A. D.A.-elect . Wrongfully convicted of murder, Carrillo served 20 years in prison before his 2011 release. His story:
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George Gascón Nov 19
The death penalty is racist, morally untenable, irreversible, and expensive. On DAY ONE as Los Angeles District Attorney I will issue a directive to stop seeking capital punishment.
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Fair and Just Prosecution Nov 19
1/ Today, in partnership with Executives Transforming Probation and Parole (EXiT), over 50 elected prosecutors joined 90 current and former probation and parole leaders in calling for a reimagining of community supervision. Read the full statement here:
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Alex Bastian Nov 18
Amazing people on this team!!
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George Gascón Nov 18
If law enforcement had all the answers victims would feel restored & we wouldn't have astronomic rates of recidivism. Our profession has largely missed the opportunity to learn from those that are justice-involved. We need to listen, grow, & take this opportunity to be better.
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Frank Stoltze Nov 18
BREAKING: Incoming LA DA appoints to his Conviction Review team , who spent 20 yrs in prison after a wrongful conviction led by the same DA's office. Paula Mitchell of Project will also serve.
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George Gascón Nov 18
For too long our criminal justice system has revictimized those who seek our help. We cannot proclaim to be victim-centered if we’re making services contingent upon cooperation.
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Here & Now Nov 16
Los Angeles County District Attorney-elect says his election is a referendum on criminal justice reform. "I think that's a mandate that law enforcement has to listen to loud and clear.”
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ProsecutorsAlliance Nov 13
The selection of defendants that receive the death penalty is influenced both by irrelevant factors, such as geography and the defendant's legal representation, and impermissible factors- such as the race and ethnicity of the defendant and the victim.
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George Gascón Nov 13
Thanks for having me!
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ProsecutorsAlliance Nov 13
A major backer of tougher laws in both eras has been the California Correctional Peace Officers Association. This year some of the group’s most expensive efforts fell short. They spent $1M for Jackie Lacey, but she lost to progressive
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bmaz Nov 13
Congratulations to , the new District Attorney for Los Angeles County. He is a good man and will make a light year of difference over his predecessor Jackie Lacey in the most populous county in the US. I know him and how he works from his time as Mesa PD chief. 1/2
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Maxwell Szabo Nov 13
"The significance of George Gascón’s election to head the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office cannot be overstated." –
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Real Justice Nov 11
The conventional wisdom is that punishment and mass incarceration keep us safe. The data shows us that that’s not true. is right: reform and public safety are not incompatible. (📽️: )
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Warren Democrat 🗽 Nov 11
Criminal justice reformer has unseated Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey. Gascon has promised "to reshape the prosecutor's office and hold law enforcement accountable for unjustified killings."
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George Gascón Nov 12
“It’s expensive and immoral, and the U.S. stands as an international outlier as most of the rest of the world long ago abandoned this barbaric practice.” - ⁦
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George Gascón Nov 11
Serving in the United States Army was one of the greatest honors of my life. To our veterans who have served and sacrificed - putting country before self - thank you.
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