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George Gascón
Honored to serve as the elected District Attorney for the City & County of San Francisco. I'm working to make SF the safest large city in America.
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Evan Sernoffsky 🥃 Jan 4
Battle against taggers makes its mark as San Francisco’s graffiti plague eases under new strategy by
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Will Matthews Jan 5
Now is the time to double down on smart approaches to safety that prioritize prevention and treatment and reduce wasteful prison spending. Important thread from
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George Gascón Jan 5
Replying to @GeorgeGascon
Mass-incarceration is unfair and unjust for marginalized communities, but it's also dangerous for all of us.
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George Gascón Jan 5
Replying to @GeorgeGascon
Even w/science & the data on your side, taking steps to reform systems so steeped in tradition can be politically risky. To those of you who continue to take those risks with me, I am grateful for your strength & commitment to pursuing a more just and a more safe society.
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George Gascón Jan 5
Replying to @GeorgeGascon
I hope this is a wakeup call for critics of reform. You can call yourself tough-on-crime, but seeking the maximum penalty without concern for the long-term public safety ramifications isn't toughness.
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George Gascón Jan 5
Replying to @GeorgeGascon
There will always be those that are too dangerous to share the streets with you and I, but for decades mass-incarceration took many minor criminals-largely those who were poor, black, brown and addicted-and turned them into major ones.
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George Gascón Jan 5
Replying to @SFDAOffice @SFPD
Through evidence-based practices we're reducing recidivism & enabling to prevent many low-level offenders from becoming long-term users of system resources. That frees & SFDA to allocate more resources to major crime drivers, helping further reduce overall crime
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George Gascón Jan 5
Replying to @GeorgeGascon
The narrative that reforms like hurt public safety continues to be shattered. While it makes for a compelling sound bite, incarceration & its relationship to public safety is not a 2D puzzle. The fact that we've reduced incarceration & crime at the same time proves this.
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George Gascón Jan 5
Replying to @GeorgeGascon
The data appears to confirm what science has long predicted, that criminal justice reform not only enhances equity and reduces extraordinary levels of taxpayer spending on jails and prisons, but most importantly it enhances public safety, too.
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George Gascón Jan 5
From SF to LA, California continues to see record low crime rates and continued reductions during an era marked by landmark criminal justice reform measures. CC:
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Alex Bastian Jan 4
Whether it’s violent crime (homicides), or property crime (tagging), SF has seen some of the lowest crime numbers since the 1960s. There’s still much work to do, but it’s important to know what the numbers show. Please read. ,
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Natasha Minsker Dec 29
“For the first time in five years, violent crime was down in Los Angeles in 2018, with the number of homicides on track to be among the lowest in more than 50 years.”
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Cristine DeBerry Dec 25
Who was naughty and who was nice in 2018? So many choices, so little space -Los Angeles Times says NICE: ⁦ and state lawmakers, for proactively reducing or expunging convictions for marijuana crimes that are no longer illegal
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Rob Bonta Dec 25
The thrill is MINE to be on the list with YOU! Thank you San Francisco District Attorney and team for your early, bold leadership expunging and reducing outdated cannabis convictions!
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George Gascón Dec 24
Replying to @MattSkiCA
Thanks, Matt. Happy holidays to you as well.
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George Gascón Dec 24
San Francisco’s homicide count may sink to level not seen in 50 years. via
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Evan Sernoffsky 🥃 Dec 24
San Francisco’s homicide count nearing 50-year low. ⁦⁩ credits new strategies like gun unit, increased foot patrols & collaboration
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Cristine DeBerry Dec 23
What a week! Our marijuana expungement work with ⁦⁩ made NYT best tech and now Mashable’s top 14 innovations to make the world better for 2018. Thanks ⁦⁩ ⁦
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AssocProsecutingAtty Dec 24
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Cristine DeBerry Dec 22
We made The NY Times Good Tech list for our marijuana expungement effort. The 2018 Good Tech Awards
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