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Meet George Gascón, the Progressive Ex-Cop Challenging Jackie Lacey for D.A.

In other parts of the country, progressive prosecutors who are promising to end mass incarceration, abolish cash bail, dole out shorter sentences, and end the disparity in sentencing of people of color are remaking the criminal justice system. Up until now, this reform wave has yet to touch Los Angeles County. The current L.A. County District Attorney, Jackie Lacey, first elected in 2012, has largely approached the job as a traditional tough-on-crime prosecutor. Now she’s got a serious 2020 primary challenger in George Gascón.

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