Restore Community Trust

While we have seen a decrease in crime rates and shrinking jail populations, many people in our community still do not feel safe, and trust in law enforcement has eroded. I will prioritize rebuilding trust with San Francisco communities – particularly communities of color and immigrant communities – and tackle the misuse of power head on. If we want people to trust those in power, we need to be clear through our actions that those who hold the public trust will be held to a higher standard and will be held accountable for any abuse or misuse of their authority.

Here’s how we build a more just system together:

  • Eliminate bias in charging decisions, jury selection, sentencing recommendations and plea bargains
  • Double down on efforts to reform the cash bail system and other court fees, which disproportionately impact the poor and people of color – eliminating future opportunities for success.
  • Enforce office-wide policies to consider immigration consequences in handling cases, protecting non-citizen defendants from excessive federal punishment
  • Oppose the Trump Administration’s efforts to further criminalize immigrants and co-opt the justice system for immigration enforcement
  • Investigate each officer-involved shooting with the highest level of integrity, independence andtransparency to ensure answers are provided and officers are held accountable where they have broken the law

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Survivors of Sexual Assault Deserve Better

“As District Attorney, I will prioritize cases involving sexual violence. In my first 100 days, I will convene a team to re-examine every eligible rape case that was discharged for lack of evidence.”

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Establishing a Civil Rights Unit

Our criminal justice system is deeply tainted by racially disparate outcomes. Tom and I are raising our three daughters and have always told them that if they work hard and play by the rules, they can achieve anything. But time and time again, top headlines in the...

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