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Need justice reforms

At this pivotal time of change, what the Spokane County prosecutor’s office needs is Breean Beggs. He is an innovator and his expertise in criminal justice reform is second to none. The involvement of a prosecutor in these changes is essential.

Steve Tucker failed to show up for reform, choosing instead to stall the process. Larry Haskell, Beggs’ opponent, is a minion of Tucker’s. What can we expect from him, but more of the same.

Read the list of Haskell’s endorsements; it seems clear that if he’s elected, the changes that are in the works through the Smart Justice initiative championed by Beggs and the “Blueprint for Reform” embraced by city and county leadership will be derailed to maintain the status quo.

With a few underfunded exceptions, the Spokane County criminal justice system does not work very well. It is costing taxpayers a lot more money than it needs to.

Beggs is an experienced manager and litigator and a driving force for criminal justice reform in Spokane County. Voting him into office will help to get these reforms implemented.

It’s time for new energy and perspective in the office of the prosecutor. Make Breean Beggs your prosecutor.

Lucy Lennox

Spokane


 

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