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Guest Commentary: L.A. and S.F. have it right: No children should be prosecuted as adults

Guest Commentary: L.A. and S.F. have it right: No children should be prosecuted as adults

(Photo by Matias Nieto/Getty Images) Among the impressive reforms that Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced upon taking office was the commitment to stop prosecuting children as adults, joining San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin in committing to end this practice, also known as juvenile “waiver” or “transfer.” Yet, every state still permits children to face harsh sentences that don’t...

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Chesa Boudin George Gascón L.A. Los Angeles County Matias Nieto San Francisco