California Voters Reject Prosecutor ‘Reformers’
The Marshall Project
June 6, 2018

In the district attorney races on Tuesday in California, candidates backed by law enforcement groups succeeded, while left-leaning candidates backed by wealthy liberal donors and activists were defeated.

“District attorneys wield enormous influence within local criminal justice systems, deciding what charges to prioritize for prosecution and when to seek rehabilitation or lengthy incarceration. By supporting the election of like-minded district attorneys, the network of national and local activists and funders hope to secure many of the sentencing and bail policies they have struggled to realize through laws or ballot initiatives.”

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