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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 […]