Pay Attention to These Insanely Important District Attorney Races

Posted on AllSides October 23rd, 2022
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If you care about police accountability, abortion rights, or racial justice, you should be paying attention to district attorney races this election season.

As chief prosecutors in their counties, DAs hold a lot of power to choose who gets charged with a crime and who doesn’t: They can flat-out decide to never prosecute a specific offense, whether it’s terminating a pregnancy or possessing some weed—especially if there are other types of violations they want to take more seriously, like police brutality or corporate malfeasance.

But reformist candidates hoping to curb...

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