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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 […]

Judge Orders District Attorney To Comply With The Law

Judge Orders District Attorney To Comply With The Law

Los Angeles, February 8, 2021 –  Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant ruled in favor of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County (ADDA) in a lawsuit against District Attorney George Gascón. The ADDA brought a civil lawsuit against the District Attorney to seek a court ruling to clarify Deputy District Attorneys’ legal obligations in light of the District […]

Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA) Statement on Court’s Decision on District Attorney’s Special Orders

Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA) Statement on Court’s Decision on District Attorney’s Special Orders

Los Angeles, December 30, 2020 – We are gratified by today’s action by the Master Calendar department of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Department 1 ordered the respondent parties (District Attorney George Gascón and the District Attorney’s Office) to show cause why an injunction should not issue enjoining enforcement of the unlawful portions of their Special Directives. The court specifically […]

Prosecutors File Lawsuit To Stop District Attorney From Breaking The Law

Prosecutors File Lawsuit To Stop District Attorney From Breaking The Law

Los Angeles, December 30, 2020 – This morning the Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County (ADDA) filed a civil lawsuit seeking a writ of mandate, as well as declaratory and injunctive relief. The suit asks that District Attorney George Gascón follow California state constitutional and statutory law. These laws, enacted by the voters and the state legislature, […]

Prosecutorial Institutionalism – Gascón will refuse to enforce key elements of California’s Penal Code

Prosecutorial Institutionalism – Gascón will refuse to enforce key elements of California’s Penal Code

. . . By Eric Siddall George Gascón has publicly stated that he will refuse to enforce key parts of California’s Penal Code that are mandated by both constitutional and statutory authority. He recently promised certain fringe groups, including one that advocates for the abolishment of prisons, that he would not enforce gang crimes and […]

POLITICS | Association of Deputy District Attorneys Release Election Endorsements

POLITICS | Association of Deputy District Attorneys Release Election Endorsements

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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 […]

POLITICS | DA Race Los Angeles – George Gascón: A Political Chameleon

POLITICS | DA Race Los Angeles – George Gascón: A Political Chameleon

  By Michele Hanisee . George Gascón panders to progressive audiences by claiming to support efforts to defund the police and moral opposition to the death penalty.  The truth is Gascón’s positioning on the death penalty depends on his audience. During an interview with the ADDA, Gascón was specifically asked if he would change the […]

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