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Three seek the job as county's chief law-enforcement officer

Original post made on May 6, 2022

The contentious race for the Santa Clara County district attorney's seat is pitting a trailblazing incumbent against a seasoned public defender and a former deputy district attorney who has sued the DA's office.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 6, 2022, 7:02 AM

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Posted by RPopp
a resident of Monroe Park
on May 6, 2022 at 7:30 am

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The only one truly qualified for this job is Jeff Rosen. The others are running on platforms that are fairly single-topic centered. Jeff Rosen has done an amazing job and made huge strides in advancing enforcement and consequence that is reasonable and smart. No reason to fix something that’s not broken…

Posted by No heat
a resident of Fairmeadow
on May 6, 2022 at 1:29 pm

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I'm very unimpressed with Rosen's personal behavior - it is completely unacceptable to try to trip another candidate. I'll be voting for Khan as a result.

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Posted by Gabe Groner
a resident of Greenmeadow
on May 6, 2022 at 5:56 pm

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According to the California booklet Primary Election Tuesday June 7, 2022, page 58, “If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (at least 50 percent + 1), a general election still must be held.” It goes on to say “California’s open primary system does not apply to … local offices.” But under Nonpartisan Offices it says, “The top two vote-getters at the primary election move on to the general election for the nonpartisan office .” I think the last statement applies to DA, and your article is mistaken. Please double check.

Posted by Local Resident
a resident of Community Center
on May 8, 2022 at 11:55 am

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If you want police reform and acvountability then stay clear of Jeff Rosen. If you want social justice you should vote for another candidate than Rosen. His practice of piling on excessive charges contributes significantly to systemic racism in the justice system because low incone folks can’t afford to lawyer up and are forced into accepting a plea deal regardless of whether they are guilty. His practice of having many prosecutors consecutively work on the same case also contributes to why the judicial system fails so many. Jeff Rosen needs to go

Posted by RPopp
a resident of Monroe Park
on May 9, 2022 at 12:25 am

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Unidentified "Local Resident" - provide concrete examples of what you claim please. I cannot recall anything similar to what you are describing. I continue to believe Rosen, with his outstanding history and track record of improvement, is the most qualified for this role. Prove me wrong?

Posted by Local Resident
a resident of Community Center
on May 10, 2022 at 7:12 am

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In a meeting I heard Rosen strongly condem and try and delegitimize residents who were complaining about Palo Alto Police incidents of excessive force during public comment in front of city council.

Posted by More info
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on May 11, 2022 at 12:19 pm

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Read this piece from Bolts Mag for more information and specific examples about Rosen's despicable choices to harm children. Here's a link: Web Link

And here's a quote: LaDoris Cordell, a retired state trial judge who has worked alongside Rosen and endorsed Khan, told Bolts that she finds many of Rosen’s policies inconsistent with his public persona. “You cannot claim to be a DA who cares about being progressive and oppose a bill that says you should not try 14- and 15-year-olds as adults,” she said. “They’re not compatible.”

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on May 11, 2022 at 3:15 pm

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I've been less than impressed with DA Rosen and our current police chief and am voting against both.

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