PUNISH VIOLENT OFFENDERS
- FOCUS RESOURCES ON PUTTING VIOLENT CRIMINALS BEHIND BARS
Too many resources are being used to prosecute low level offenders, including minor property and drug offenders, while many violent criminals prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law do not see an appropriate conviction or sentence. Resources must be laser-focused toward the effective prosecution of violent offenders. The crimes they commit include sexual assault, human trafficking, homicide, and crimes against children. Lara will shift prosecutorial resources to focus on the most serious crimes, obtain rightful convictions against these violent offenders, and keep them out of our communities.
- SERVE VICTIMS WITH SENSITIVITY AND DIGNITY
The DA’s Office has often forgotten that, while the Office prosecutes on behalf of the People of the State of California, the Office must also speak for victims. These victims have suffered trauma beyond measure, and must get a real chance at justice and healing. Lara will ensure that policies and practices within the DA’s Office are implemented to improve communication with victims. Experts will be consulted and staffed to handle sensitive matters in which victims need extra attention. Lara will be a voice for victims, and will make sure they obtain justice in a dignified and respectful manner.
It is hard to trust government officials when headlines in the news frequently include corruption perpetrated by those we have elected to serve the community. Crimes of fraud and public corruption committed by those in power for personal gain have no place in a civil society. Lara will ensure that those public officials who have taken advantage of the community’s trust will be prosecuted for their crimes.
The DA’s Office is tasked with ensuring the safety of all, and that includes protecting the environment in which the citizens of Riverside County live. Lara will prosecute dumping and pollution to the fullest extent of the law.