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Who is a crime victim? California recall election intensifies painful divide over reform

Marc Klaas remembers when victims’ advocates like him wielded unchallenged influence in California — courted by elected leaders of both parties, pivotal in the enactment of the state’s “three strikes”...

I have been familiar with violence all of my life. In fact, nearly all the people I know — folks with brown skin, or who are Black like me — are survivors of some kind of violence or crime. We are, however, also afflicted by a criminal justice system that has long viewed us with indifference at best. At worst, it meets us with hostility — and that creates a problem. Because a criminal justice system is supposed to resolve conflict, not perpetuate it.

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SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office announced on August 25 they filed an amicus brief in the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, in support of the class action lawsuit brought by Kiara Ferrari Caldwell against Bad Boys Bail Bond Corporation.

 

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/los-angeles-d-was-voted-office-pledge-reform-system-critics-n1265029

People injured by police would be eligible for crime victim funds under bill by Chino lawmaker

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-03-24/newsom-attorney-general-ag-california-rob-bonta-appointment

How Chesa Boudin Is Pursuing His Promise to Reduce Incarceration

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/California-s-progressive-prosecutors-are-16010360.php

https://www.kqed.org/news/11838062/progressive-das-form-new-alliance-to-push-criminal-justice-reform-in-california

Los Angeles D.A. George Gascón Leaves California’s Powerful D.A. Association