Wed, Mar 10|
Streamed via FB Live @BlackCitizenCA
Reforming "The System"
District Attorneys Reforming "The System" w/ DAs Chesa Boudin, Rachael Rollins, Larry Krasner Moderated by: Celeste Trusty, FAMM
Time & Location
Mar 10, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST
Streamed via FB Live @BlackCitizenCA
About the Event
District Attorneys Reforming "The System"
w/ DAs Chesa Boudin, Rachael Rollins, Larry Krasner
Moderated by: Celeste Trusty, PA State Policy Director -FAMM
Wednesday, March 10, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PST
In collaboration with FAMM
Over the past several years a movement has swept the nation to dramatically reform the criminal justice system. Our conversation with the nation’s leading District Attorneys will touch on the historic role of prosecutors and the deep mass incarceration crisis, public policy reforms that are reimagining practices of DA’s, and the intergenerational impact of public policy changes for Black families in major cities across America.
Chesa Boudin @chesaboudin
Chesa Boudin was elected in November 2019 in San Francisco on a progressive platform centered on ending mass incarceration; protecting crime survivors; and addressing the root causes of crime. DA Boudin personally understands the impact of incarceration; both of his parents were incarcerated throughout his childhood and his father is still in prison.
DA Boudin was a Rhodes Scholar and graduated from Yale Law School. He worked as a law clerk to the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and later for the Honorable Charles Breyer on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. DA Boudin then worked as a public defender in San Francisco, where he helped lead the office’s bail reform unit.
Some of DA Boudin’s renowned policies include eliminating bail; ending racist sentencing enhancements; discouraging the police from using racist, pretextual stops; allowing victims of police violence to access victims’ compensation; providing diversion opportunities for parents in the justice system; and ensuring that cases relying solely on the word of officers with documented serious misconduct are not prosecuted.
Larry Krasner @DA_LarryKrasner
Lawrence S. Krasner was officially sworn in on January 2, 2018, as the City of Philadelphia’s 26th District Attorney. Before being elected District Attorney, Mr. Krasner served of-counsel at Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt, and Flores, LLC. Larry was born in 1961 in St. Louis, the son of a World War II veteran and author father and evangelist mother. After attending public schools in St. Louis and the Philadelphia area, Larry earned degrees from the University of Chicago and Stanford Law School with the help of student loans and scholarships.
Mr. Krasner attended public school in the St. Louis and Philadelphia areas. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago in 1983 and his law degree from Stanford Law School in 1987, where he was selected to the Stanford Law Review. After multiple offers of employment in prosecutors’ and public defenders’ offices throughout the country, he worked as a public defender in Philadelphia from ’87 – ’91 and was then promoted to the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Philadelphia (’91- ’93). In 1993 he started his own private practice, specializing in criminal defense and police misconduct matters. He has remained in private practice ever since. During that time, Mr. Krasner has tried thousands of bench and jury trials in criminal and civil court in the Philadelphia area as well as other counties and states.
Throughout his 30 year career, Mr. Krasner has also proudly demonstrated a steadfast commitment to social justice, having defended protesters pro bono who were involved with movements including ACT UP, Black Lives Matter, progressive clergy with POWER, Casino-Free Philadelphia, DACA Dreamers, Decarcerate PA, anti-gun clergy with Heeding