June 7, 2020

Time to Prosecute the Powerful

In order to truly put an end to senseless murders like George Floyd’s, we need progressive DAs who won’t shy away from prosecuting those in power. 18 prior complaints. That’s how many the officer who murdered George Floyd had. Over his nineteen year career, Derek Chauvin had been involved in multiple incidents that led to formal complaints being filed against …

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May 17, 2020

Conversations with Coop E2: Maj. Neill Franklin on Ending Mass Incarceration

The war on drugs in this country has been an abject failure. It has contributed to a prison population that has increased over four hundred percent in the last 35 years. It has decimated entire communities, especially African American ones. It has put entire generations of young black men behind bars, and it hasn’t done anything to make our community …

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April 30, 2020

Conversations with Coop E1: Dr. Jennifer Johnson on Best Practices in Sexual Assault Investigations

By Cooper Overstreet, DA Candidate Douglas County April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In the United States 1 in 4 women have reported being a victim of sexual violence. Every day in the US, approximately 10,000 individuals call in to domestic abuse hotlines. These numbers are devastating. We cannot have a criminal justice system that truly promotes equal justice for …

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