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Special Report: Inside George Gascn's justice revolution, a debate over what it is to be a crime victim

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Special Report
May. 16, 2021

Inside George Gascón's justice revolution, a debate over what it is to be a crime victim

L.A. County Dist. Atty. George Gascón was elected with a mandate for sweeping criminal justice reform. In his expansive view, victims include Black and Latino defendants swept up by a criminal justice system that historically has mistreated communities of color, as well as teens who have been dealt with as adults in court.

To succeed as D.A., Gascón will have to convince many of his own prosecutors, a growing number of elected officials and other doubters to rethink what it is to be a crime victim.
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