Catch Up On Last Night's Los Angeles DA Debate
The future of L.A.'s criminal justice system was presented in stark terms Thursday night by the candidates for Los Angeles District Attorney.
Challenger George Gascón promised a much-needed leap in the direction of 21st-Century prosecutorial reforms. Incumbent Jackie Lacey, meanwhile, warned of the dangers of rapid transformation and pledged to continue pursuing reasonable improvements. The candidates met in a debate co-sponsored by KPCC/LAist and the L.A. Times.
"The difference between [D.A.] Lacey and I, is that I continue to learn and evolve," Gascón said during a discussion about gang enhancements
"He wants to leave residents helpless," Lacey countered in an exchange highlighting the central themes of these rival campaigns.
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