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Association of Deputy District Attorneys Applauds D.A.’s Who Stood Up For Victims Of Crime

Association of Deputy District Attorneys  Applauds D.A.’s Who Stood Up For Victims Of Crime

Los Angeles, May 14, 2021 – The Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA) applauds the 41 elected District Attorneys who stood up for the rule of law and victims of crime in requesting the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to repeal the “emergency” regulations designed to give 76,000 inmates, including violent and repeat felons, early releases from prison. The […]

Commentary | Ideology, Not Data, Drives DA’s Pro-Criminal Crusade

Commentary | Ideology, Not Data, Drives DA’s Pro-Criminal Crusade

Editorial By Eric Siddall  Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón says that “science and data” justify his criminal justice policies, including his decision to eliminate sentencing enhancements and abandon the three strikes law. According to Gascón, scientific evidence unequivocally confirms that longer sentences harm public safety by boosting repeat offenses. “While initial incarceration prevents crime through […]

Guest Editorial | The Criminal Justice System – A Poll To Fit A Narrative

Guest Editorial | The Criminal Justice System – A Poll To Fit A Narrative

Californians for Safety and Justice, an organization whose mission is to “reform” the criminal justice system, released a push-poll of 724 crime survivors from Los Angeles County. Not surprisingly, the results reflected the desired outcome of the organization.  Good science requires the careful collection of data. Survey best practices state that questions asked to participants […]

Making the case for ‘Yes’ on Prop 20

Making the case for ‘Yes’ on Prop 20

. . . By Michele Hanisee . As prosecutors who see how changes in the law actually play out in the justice system, we strongly support Proposition 20 which appears on the November ballot. Prop 20 will make reasonable changes to fix some of the unintended consequences caused by Props 47 and 57 and AB […]

Justice Reform Should Rely on Fact

Justice Reform Should Rely on Fact

.   By R.J. Dreiling . The conviction-and-incarceration obsessed district attorney is a common caricature used among “progressive prosecutors” looking to unseat their more experienced opponents. Condemning “mass incarceration,” they fuel the fear that nonviolent, mentally ill people are being needlessly incarcerated by unscrupulous prosecutors. A recent article in the Huffington Post covering the Los Angeles […]

Association of Deputy District Attorneys Endorsements for L.A. Superior Court Judges

Association of Deputy District Attorneys Endorsements for L.A. Superior Court Judges

The Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA) endorses the following individuals in the 2020 Los Angeles County judicial races: For Los Angeles Superior Court Judge:   Seat 42 – Robert Villa Seat 72 – Stephen Morgan Seat 76 – Emily Cole Seat 80 – David Berger and Nicholas Rini Seat 97 – Sherry Powell Seat 145 – Adan Montalban Seat 150 – Manuel Almada […]

The Attempt to Buy District Attorneys Continues

The Attempt to Buy District Attorneys Continues

. . . By Michele Hanisee . After the Supreme court decided Citizens United, special interest dark money flooded political campaigns. District Attorney races, traditionally non-partisan, non-political, were not spared from this onslaught. Eighteen months ago we wrote about an example of this problem. Special interest groups, funded by George Soros, pumped millions of dollars […]