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Thurston County candidates forum in Olympia, Tuesday, Sept. 25,
1st time this century the county Prosecutor’s post has a challenger!
Learn about “The Power of Prosecutors” from 3 informative videos.

Photo credit: Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

– Editor’s note:
The first challenger this century to the incumbent in the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is on the November ballot, Victor Minjares.

– “Thurston County Prosecutor Candidates’ Forum”
Open to the Public · Hosted by Victor for Thurston County Prosecutor
Tuesday, September 25 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation
2315 Division St NW, Olympia, Washington 98502
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– Three short and informative videos from the ACLU!
“The Power of Prosecutors: An Overview”
“Prosecutors have the power to flood jails and prisons, ruin lives, and deepen racial disparities with the stroke of a pen. But they also have the discretion to do the opposite. This video explores the power of prosecutors to continue to drive mass incarceration — or end it.”
Click here for the video.

– “The Power of Prosecutors: Charging”
“Prosecutors are the gatekeepers of the criminal legal system. They decide whether to prosecute and what to charge. Their harsh and discriminatory practices have fueled a vast expansion of incarceration as the answer to societal ills over the last several decades. This video exposes how basic charging decisions can reduce our reliance on incarceration and lead to healthier communities.”
Click here for the video.

– “The Power of Prosecutors: Plea Bargains”
“Did you know that more than nine out of 10 cases are resolved by plea bargain? That’s in large measure because the laws, like harsh mandatory minimum sentences, have stripped judges of much of their discretion and have instead given prosecutors all the negotiating power. The result: Overwhelmingly, people plead guilty, even when innocent, out of fear of a negative outcome at trial.”
Click here for the video.

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