Another test may be imminent: George Gascon, a progressive district attorney in Los Angeles who has moved to eliminate and impose cash bail. Greater generosity to low-level crime On his first day, he also faces a potential recall. The collection of signatures to qualify for voting is on track.
Centrists and former law enforcement leaders welcomed the successful recall of San Francisco as a devastating blow to progressives, while more liberal activists and members of the House of Representatives blamed Mr. Boudan for his failure. Money, or recall characteristics.
“It’s clear that the toxic Defund the Police movement is dead and has been replaced by the’Defund the Police’movement for progressive district lawyers,” said the former NYPD in support of Caruso. Bill Bratton, Secretary and Former Los Angeles Police Department Chief, appeared in his ad, I have written On Twitter.
Whitney Timers, president of the Justice and Public Security PAC, who spends a lot of money on the district attorney’s race on behalf of progressive prosecutors, strongly opposed.
“Rumors of the end of the movement to support positive prosecutors are highly exaggerated,” she said, citing her success in another Bay Area race on Tuesday. In that race, Diana Becton, the district attorney for Contracosta County, currently the only black prosecutor in the state, far outperformed Mary Knox, a white deputy prosecutor who is a strong criminal challenger.
In another Los Angeles contest, the county’s tough criminal sheriff, Alex Villanueva, was forced into a runaway after winning just over a third of the vote.
The situation in criminal justice is changing rapidly.
Two years after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, the cry of the first “Defund the Police” rally became highly politically toxic and is now more often used as an adjective by Republicans than Democrats. Is used for. According to political strategists, voters feel that security is unsafe and emotional reality is far more powerful than any criminal statistic, especially in major cities, so the energy of the former Crusaders for police reform. Also declined.