Bexar County District Attorney joins national call to end police union endorsements

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Bexar County District Attorney joins national call to end police union endorsements

Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales joined over 40 officials from across the country calling on district attorneys and state attorney generals to reject endorsements and campaign contributions from police unions. Elected prosecutors can no longer “cling to the status quo and pretend there are no issues with the way things have been done” after…

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Ulster County DA Clegg says he won’t accept election backing or money from police unions

  KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County District Attorney David Clegg has pledged to not accept campaign endorsements or contributions from police unions. Clegg joined more than 40 elected prosecutors from across the country, including district attorneys and a state attorney general, in signing a letter rejecting police union endorsements and campaign contributions. The letter, released Monday,…

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Siemon joins prosecutors pledging to not take funding, endorsements from police unions

LANSING — Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon has joined a group of more than 40 prosecutors across the nation who say they will no longer be taking campaign contributions or endorsements from police unions. Siemon is the only Michigan prosecutor to sign the letter of intent to distance themselves from police unions. The letter the prosecutors…

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Top State Cops Tell Congress To Legalize Marijuana As New Poll Shows Strong Voter Support

  Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment Four state attorneys general and about 50 other current and former law enforcement officials sent a letter to congressional leadership on Wednesday endorsing a federal marijuana legalization bill and urging that a vote on the legislation be held on the House floor next month. The push comes as a new…

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Marilyn Mosby, other criminal justice leaders discuss decriminalization of marijuana

  Brandon Ingram, WMAR BALTIMORE — Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby joined other criminal justice leaders to talk about the decriminalization of marijuana. Congressional Cannabis Caucus co-chair Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) along with Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) joined Mosby and other criminal justice leaders for a virtual press conference on Wednesday. During the event,…

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Is Kamala Harris a win for Silicon Valley?

  Alexandra Levine, Politico Republican voters are more likely than Democrats to support breaking up big tech companies like Facebook and Instagram, according to a study released Tuesday by progressive advocacy groups. Data for Progress and The Justice Collaborative, a progressive non-profit focused on reforming the U.S. criminal justice system, polled more than 1,200 likely…

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New report finds majority of Americans support merger moratorium

  Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill Nearly 60 percent of Americans would support a moratorium on mergers for the country’s biggest companies during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report released Tuesday. The poll, conducted by Data for Progress and released in a report with the Justice Collaborative Institute, found that 57 percent of the…

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The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Biden, Harris’s first day as running mates

  Cate Martel, The Hill New polling on the $600 a week unemployment benefit: More than half of voters in four Senate swing states are in favor of extending the expanded unemployment insurance, according to new polling from the Justice Collaborative and Data for Progress. The numbers: 63 percent of North Carolina voters polled are…

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Most Americans Say U.S. Should Stop Business Mergers During Pandemic

Aila Slisco, Newsweek A new poll finds that a majority of likely voters would support putting a temporary halt to mergers for large companies amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The poll, released Monday by Data for Progress and The Justice Collaborative Institute, found that 54 percent of respondents would support a law “to pause mergers and…

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Progressive reformers won big in Travis County. What’s next for the criminal justice system?

  Chris Chu de León, Texas Signal “On day one, we’re going to end the prosecution of low-level drug offenses in Travis County,” said José Garza, the Democratic nominee for Travis County District Attorney (DA), at a virtual briefing with The Appeal and NowThis News. In committing to end the prosecution of sale and possession of a…