挑選三藩市下任地檢官

布里德市長(穿藍色套裝)與新任市參事麥德誠(右二)走訪商戶。

市長布里德、市參事麥德誠及警局分局長Timothy Falvey與商戶交流。

(三藩市市長布里德)

親愛的讀者們:在最近的罷免選舉之後,我需要任命一個人來領導三藩市地檢官辦公室。基於這個決定的複雜性和重要性,我一直在與社區人士、商家、法官和律師討論這個辦公室的重要性,並聽取他們的意見。從中了解到他們期望新地檢官須具備的條件。這些會議都有助我了解三藩市居民對於現狀的看法,以及新任地檢官需要關注的議題。

大眾一次又一次地向我表示,這次罷免並不意味著三藩市的刑事司法改革正在消失。對於許多人來說,讓那些曾經歷刑事司法系統的人繼續有機會為我們的社區做出貢獻仍然很重要。但市民也很清楚地表達,他們希望對那些犯了罪的人負責,尤其是積犯。 我們必須投入更多來支援受害者,包括提供合適語言服務和其他支援,確保受害者獲得發言權利。

三藩市居民希望看到公共安全和改革中取得平衡。我也有著同樣的看法,當罪案發生時,我們需要優先考慮到他們要為犯下的罪行負責。市民更加希望在外出時感到安全。 他們希望朋友,家人,遊客在三藩市經濟復甦時感到安全。

從這些社區對話中,雖然我經常聽到有不同的方式來追究責任,但這些方法都是需要是合理的,不僅是為了肇事者,也是為了不幸的受害者伸張正義。我們需要在復雜的司法系統中加強對受害者資源、服務和支援。而這個系統往往因為過於繁複過於令人沮喪,或對於那些因以往犯下的錯誤的人更加難以改過自新和接收社區服務。

但讓我明確表達一點——沒有人可以用任何藉口使用暴力去犯罪和傷害他人。 犯罪就是犯罪,正義必須為所有人伸張。 追究罪犯責任、保障市民安全和刑事司法改革可以同時發生。

到目前為止,許多合資格的和社區推薦的候選人已經挺身而出,並對於如何處理地檢官辦公室必要的變革提出寶貴意見,維護這個辦公室的重要的使命,保護公共安全。 這任命將是一個艱難的決定,也是一個重要的決定,我感謝所有花時間`考慮或分享他們意見的人士。

與社區的對話仍在進行中,我們需要確保聽到來自訪谷區、華埠、日落區和列治文區等不同社區的都受到重視。對我和我的辦公室來說,最重要的是我們從社區中聽到新的地檢官中候選人是必須具備的條件,以及地檢官辦公室如何能夠更好地與社區合作。 如果您還想表達您的疑慮,請發送電子郵件至 [email protected] 向我的辦公室提供意見。

在接下來的幾周內,當我們完成了所有重要程序時,我將宣布擔任三藩市下一任地檢官的人選,我們將著手解決有關公共安全的問題,同時繼續三藩市非常重視的刑事司法改革。

請在微信上添加我以獲取更新和資源:londonbreed。

敬安!

三藩市市長 倫敦.布里德

Selecting San Francisco’s next top prosecutor to advance public safety and justice

By Mayor London Breed

After the recent recall election, it has become necessary for me to appoint someone to lead the District Attorney’s Office. Due to the complexity and importance of this decision, I have been talking to community members, business owners, judges, and lawyers about the importance of this office and hearing from them what qualifications they would like to see in a new District Attorney. These meetings have been important and so helpful in understanding how people feel about what’s happening in San Francisco, and what the next District Attorney needs to be focused on.

It has been expressed to me time after time that the recall does not mean that criminal justice reform in San Francisco is going away. It is still important to so many in our city that those who have been involved in the criminal justice system are given the chance to positively contribute to the community we share. But people have also been clear that they want accountability for those who cross the line, especially those who commit repeat offenses. And that we need to do more to support victims of crime, including providing language access and other support to ensure our victims have a say in obtaining justice.

Residents would like to see a balanced approach in public safety and reform. I share the same sentiment that accountability needs to be prioritized when a crime is committed and the line is crossed. People want to feel safe when they go out. They want their friends and family to feel safe as our city comes back to life and visitors return from all over the world.

From these community conversations, while I often hear that there are different ways to hold people accountable, it is about coming to a reasonable conclusion around justice, not just for the perpetrators but for the people who unfortunately fall victim to crimes. That can mean the need for strengthening victim resources, services and support in a complex justice system that is often far too frustrating to navigate, or rehabilitation and community services for those who have chosen the wrong paths for various reasons.

But let me be clear – there is no excuse for committing violent crime and inflicting harm on others. A crime is a crime, and justice must work for all. Ultimately, holding criminals accountable, keeping people safe and criminal justice reform can both happen at the same time.

So far many qualified and community-recommended candidates have come forward to become a part of this important dialogue of making the necessary changes in the District Attorney’s Office to uphold its mission of protecting public safety. This will be a hard decision, and an important one, and I appreciate everyone who has put in the time to either be considered or share their opinions.

Conversations with the community are still ongoing as we need to make sure that voices from different neighborhoods like Visitacion Valley, Chinatown, the Sunset and Richmond District are heard. It is critical to me and my office that we hear from neighbors what qualities in potential candidates I should be looking for in a new district attorney and how they think that the District Attorney’s Office can collaborate better with the community. If you also want to voice out your concerns, please email my office at [email protected]

In the upcoming weeks, as we wrap up this important process, I will be announcing the next person who will take on the role as San Francisco’s next top prosecutor, and we will get to work on addressing concerns around public safety while still advancing the very important criminal justice reform work our City values.

Please add me on WeChat for updates and resources: londonbreed.

Sincerely,

London N. Breed

Mayor

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