What Liberal Prosecutors Are Drawing From Chesa Boudin’s Recall

Voters ousted Chesa Boudin as the city’s district attorney, but his allies across the country say policies like his can still succeed.

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As Crime Surges, Roll Back of Tough-on-Crime Policies Faces Resistance

With violent crime rates rising and elections looming, progressive prosecutors are facing resistance to their plans to roll back stricter crime policies of the 1990s.

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New Prosecutors Are Reopening Old Cases Against Police Officers

District attorneys around the country are investigating officers in cases their predecessors had handled, raising the ire of police unions that say it undermines public safety.

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George Gascón Is Remaking Criminal Justice in L.A. How Far Is Too Far?

To keep people out of prison, George Gascón is risking everything: rising violent crime, a staff rebellion and the votes that made him district attorney.

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Eddie Gonzalez Is Charged in Fatal Shooting of Teenager

The former officer, Eddie Gonzalez, was charged with one count of murder after he shot Manuela Rodriguez, 18, near a high school in Long Beach, Calif., last month.

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Los Angeles Just Elected a Liberal D.A. He’s Already Facing a Recall Effort.

George Gascón is facing an intense backlash for enacting the sorts of policies demanded by protesters after the killing of George Floyd.

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‘A Tsunami of Change’: How Protests Fueled a New Crop of Prosecutors

The new Los Angeles district attorney announced major changes in the nation’s largest court system, part of a growing movement to rethink criminal justice across the country.

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In Los Angeles, the Ghosts of Rodney King and Watts Rise Again

Los Angeles has been one of America’s reference points for racial unrest. This time protesters are bringing their anger to the people they say need to hear it most: the white and wealthy.

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