Digging In with Debra J. Saunders: With Prosecutors Like This, Who Needs Public Defenders?

On Dec. 8, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon put out a paper that reviews his first year in office.

Gascon famously has hired former deputy public defenders to prosecute (or not) crimes in his jurisdiction. He has ended the death penalty for murders in Los Angeles, ditto sentencing enhancements and he has worked to remove cash bail for what he calls “misdemeanor or nonserious or nonviolent felony offenses.”

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