What LA’s progressive shift means for criminal justice reform

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After many were arrested near City Hall, officers moved into other parts of downtown to disperse crowds and make more arrests. Photo by Brian Feinzimer for KCRW.

After a summer of mass protests over police brutality, Angelenos and Californians voted this year in favor of criminal justice reform. The elections of Los Angeles District Attorney-elect George Gascón and City Councilmember-elect Nithya Raman, as well as the passing of Measure J, suggest a shift to a more progressive LA County. Legislators in Sacramento have had a hard time passing these kinds of progressive reforms. Moving forward, what might this new era of criminal justice reform look like?

Credits

Guest:
Isaac Bryan - Director, Public policy for African American studies, UCLA. Director, Black Policy Project

Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Jenna Kagel, Angel Carreras