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By 'progressive', it seems the public defender is conveying that prosecutors much be open-minded and impartial enough to manage criminal cases in a way that every defendant is looked at only for their alledged crimes, and not for any feature of ethnicity/gender/etc..
@RJ "Deke" Dieken thanks for bringing awareness to this topic. I think in recent years it's become clear how important the role of prosecutors a is to just outcomes. We will look at taking this content and sharing it with people in format that is more easily understood, by non lawyers.
There are also a lot of prosecutors who throw around the term progressive prosecutor to gain votes, even though they have no intent to actually make any progress in fixing our current racist pro carceral system. I've seen more than a few prosecutors telling people they are progressive because they will do X, where X is something the previous 10 administrations have done.
It's kind of a road map, detailing things you should look for when someone starts calling themselves a progressive prosecutor, to see if they are just pandering for votes, or if they actually want to fix something.
Basically just good talking points for a conversation that many "non lawyer" type people don't know the details of.
It really seems like it's only very recently we have even started talking about prosecutors. I feel like just a few years ago, not many people could even name the candidates that ran for that position in their own city/county.
@RJ "Deke" Dieken what is this document about?
Thanks for sharing
14 well written pages.