Should All Thefts Be Prosecuted? District Attorney Says No

If a poor person in Texas steals food or diapers or other essential items that they need but can’t afford to pay for, should they be prosecuted? Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot says no.

It’s one of several new policy reforms that Creuzot calls a step toward ending mass incarceration, and possibly the most controversial. Creuzot launched his bid to unseat District Attorney Faith Johnson last year, pledging to roll back policies that lead to incarceration and disparities in the justice system, but have dubious public safety value… Houston Public Media

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