Analyzing the race for LA’s next district attorney

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Activists participate in a Black Lives Matter LA rally outside the office of District Attorney Jackie Lacey, calling for her resignation. Photo by Jerome Campbell.

As the November election approaches, analysts are looking at the race for LA’s next district attorney to help determine the future of criminal justice reform — both locally and nationally. Incumbent Jackie Lacey says her top priority is to keep LA County safe from violent criminals. George Gascon, Lacey’s opponent and former San Francisco DA, is running on a platform of lowering the prison population.