Sunday, November 6, 2011

Vote For Onek: Progressive District Attorney Is Not An Oxymoron

David has united San Franciscans because he understands that we must keep violent offenders off the street anfocus on preventing crime with better education, job training and drug treatment.  David has a clear plan -- The Safest Generation -- to keep kids in school and out of the criminal justice system.  
OK, San Franciscans.  You have the opportunity to vote for the only candidate for District Attorney who will dramatically reform our broken criminal justice system.  His approach to criminal justice, juvenile justice, and restorative justice could become a model for the country.  (See, e.g., Onek's the One, A True Criminal Justice Reformer.)

As Sasha Abramsky wrote in The Nation Magazine, "if he wins, he will emerge as one of the country’s most progressive big-city DAs, at a moment when fiscal crisis is forcing a fundamental reimagining of our criminal justice priorities."

The San Francisco Bay Guardian selected David, who they describe as an "idealistic reformer," as their choice to become San Francisco's next District Attorney:
[Onek] has by far the strongest credentials and agenda for reform. He starts off every interview and discussion by saying that the criminal justice system in California is broken — not bent, not sprained, not in need of a little attention, but utterly broken...San Francisco could make a national statement by electing a district attorney who wants to change criminal justice, not just make it work better.
 Vote for David Onek.


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