On Monday, The Huffington Post's The Blog published important commentary by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón about criminal justice reform in California. Gascón was sworn in as the District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco on January 5, 2012, becoming the first Latino to hold the office. He has pledged "to make San Francisco the safest large city in America."
Courage to Call It
By George Gascón
The criminal justice system is failing us. In an era of decreased crime,
we must have the courage to call it like it is and enact criminal
justice reforms that assist victims, prioritize public safety and provide opportunities for offenders to redeem themselves.
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