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  Posted on: Monday, June 4, 2012
Los Angeles County District Attorney Candidates Take Nuanced View on Crime Fighting
The race to become the first new Los Angeles County district attorney in more than a decade has veered away from the traditional campaign script of getting tough on criminals, with candidates instead touting a more nuanced approach to public safety. In a conspicuous shift from previous district attorney elections, this campaign has been marked by serious discussions - and unusual agreement - on the need for crime prevention programs and rehabilitation of more nonviolent offenders rather than simply locking them up. Several candidates on Tuesday's ballot said voters have been clear that they want violent felons behind bars but believe the justice system can do more to prevent crime by ending the revolving door for low-level criminals and juveniles. The change comes after more than a decade of falling crime and as the state's financial crisis is forcing law enforcement officials to grapple with the high costs of incarcerating criminals.
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