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Prosecutor seeks to unseat former boss as Santa Clara County district attorney

Original post made on Dec 24, 2021

A former Santa Clara County prosecutor who says he was fired for criticizing the District Attorney's Office is now challenging District Attorney Jeff Rosen's reelection bid in 2022.

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Posted by Ben Z.
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 25, 2021 at 10:43 am

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Mr. Rosen has failed victims, particularly me and my children. He has prosecuted me with a meritless claim. The DA has done so with reckless disregard for my children's safety.

This could be an indication of how his office treats other people within the community. I call on him to change his ways.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Dec 26, 2021 at 8:36 am

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I hope he wins. Progressive politics (soft on crime) are a "disservice" to crime victims. Soft on crime is ineffectual and goes against the grain of the DA's office. Tough on crime or at least fair on crime sends a message. They're prosecutors, not social workers. That being said, I can see why he was fired. You have to be careful criticizing your employer and your boss in an op-ed. Kudos to Mr. Chung. He was willing to risk his job in support of victims and their families, and it's commendable. His heart is in the right place, and he is well suited for the DA's office.

Posted by Stephen Morales
a resident of another community
on Dec 26, 2021 at 11:58 am

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To allude that current Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is soft on crime is somewhat misleading as the recent progressive trend towards addressing criminals as socio-economic victims has curtailed the extent of atypical jail incarcerations pending trial and established criminal proceedings.

Political proponents of bail reduction and/or its elimination are primarily responsible for the recent increase in crime as this measure essentially diminishes the efforts of law enforcement to arrest and incarcerate those who either pose a threat or present an ongoing menace and nuisance to society as a whole.

Societal permissiveness will not ensure safe communities and the best way to avoid this pitfall is to lock up all arrestees until they are released or cleared via a criminal court of law.

Posted by TimR
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 27, 2021 at 9:04 am

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He'll get my vote! A DA's duty is to the law-abiding citizens of a county; they're not there to help criminals.

Posted by paulsimon99
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 27, 2021 at 12:38 pm

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Go Go Daniel! You get my vote!

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Dec 27, 2021 at 4:10 pm

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Crime has nothing to do with race or socioeconomic status. That's an excuse. All races and socioeconomic status commit crimes. People of color from lower socioeconomic status commit a higher percentage of violent crimes, and white, wealthier men (or wealthier men in general) commit a higher percentage of white- collar crimes. And middle-class men and women of all races commit crimes too. To say that someone commits a crime because they're poor is marginalizing the poor. People commit crimes because they're dishonest. It's based on character, not race or class. That's reality.

Posted by Deborah
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Dec 28, 2021 at 11:41 am

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I don't know who is the better candidate, Chung or Khan, but either will be a vast improvement over Rosen who, from what I've read over many years of reporting about him in the Mercury News, is a man who shouldn't be in office! I hope Chung and Khan don't both have to run same time against Rosen and I hope people get the memo!

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