Protect our Progressive Values

Recent upticks in property crime and domestic violence incidents are not an indictment of our progressive, San Francisco values – they are reason for us to strengthen our commitment to public safety strategies that actually address the root drivers of crime. Criminal justice reform doesn’t mean people aren’t held accountable– it means that accountability is proportionate to the harm; we adapt to new strategies that address drivers of crime; and we acknowledge that to be truly safe, our system of governance must also be just.  

My record on leading policy reforms is clear. I support:

  • Ending mass incarceration
  • Eliminating the death penalty in California
  • Ending the cash bail system
  • Ending criminal justice fees and fines
  • Protecting the sentencing reforms under Prop 47
  • Ending the war on drugs and replacing it with a war on inequity and lack of opportunity
  • Making diversion programs available to all regardless of a person’s ability to pay
  • Protecting non-citizen defendants from overly harsh punishment and mandatory deportation
  • Reevaluating past sentences to identify people who are not a public safety risk and should be resentenced
  • Ensuring that the measure of justice received never depends on the color of someone’s skin or the size of their bank account

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    A District Attorney that is Accessible and in the Community

    I often reflect on the productive and collaborative relationship I had with the late Mayor Ed Lee — the first API Mayor of San Francisco. We worked together and took on some tough and necessary fights, but we never wavered in our commitment to make San Francisco a...

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    Protecting Residents and Our Environment

    Protecting Tenants and Residents in San FranciscoIt shouldn’t take a tragedy like the Ghost Ship fire to bring to light the reality that many people are living in untraditional, and sometimes unsafe housing, across the Bay Area, including San Francisco. Many families...

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    [SF Weekly] D.A. Candidates Demand Police Accountability

    "But change may be on the horizon. District Attorney candidate Suzy Loftus announced a plan Tuesday to increase police accountability. She promised to have the Independent Investigations Bureau make charging decisions against police officers in their personal capacity...

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    Holding the Criminal Justice System Accountable

    "We engaged community members, impacted families and neighborhood-serving organizations in a process that resulted in long overdue updates to the SFPD Use of Force Policy. We operationalized Life Affirming practices through a new Crisis Intervention Team General...

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    Holding the Powerful Accountable to the People

    "San Franciscans need to trust that there is accountability in the criminal justice system. San Franciscans need to trust that a District Attorney can actually fight the good fight for everyone–not just for the powerful or those who have the means to navigate the...

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