San Francisco DA Brooke Jenkins Pushes Back Against LA DA George Gascón in Panel Discussion

Two of California’s top district attorneys bumped heads Jan. 27 over whether tough-on-crime policy reduces crime during a panel discussion of mostly progressive prosecutors at the University of San Francisco.
During the discussion, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón railed against the current prison system.
“We know that concrete boxes do not cure mental health, just like they don’t cure cancer,” Gascón said during the nearly two-hour panel. “But most of our jails, including mine … is probably the largest mental health institution in this country today.”
Gascón said such is the case even after he has tried, since his 2020 election, to “take us into a different direction.”…

San Francisco DA Brooke Jenkins Pushes Back Against LA DA George Gascón in Panel Discussion Read More