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What trends do you see in the prosecution of crimes in the San Francisco Bay Area?

San Francisco, CA criminal defense lawyer Jeremy D. Blank talks about the trends he sees in his city in regards to prosecution of crimes.

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well in California and in particular the
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Bay Area we’ve started to see a swing in
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the pendulum away from the kind of mass
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incarceration strategies that we were
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using in the 1990s and 2000’s and more
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toward an individualized rehabilitative
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model where we are trying to reintegrate
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people back into society absent their
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criminality
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I think we’ve realized as a society that
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we’ve thrown away too many of our
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citizens and oftentimes they’ve been our
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most vulnerable citizens but the change
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is has been happening very quickly there
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have been a lot of changes in the law
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with regard to prison sentences with
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regard to status enhancements like the
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three strikes law with regard to
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charging strategies immigration
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strategies the pendulum has definitely
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swung back from the lock him up
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mentality of 20 years ago but because
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there are so many programs and
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strategies that are involved as
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alternatives to incarceration these days
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it’s really important to get a lawyer
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who’s up to speed on the way prosecutors
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and courts are dealing with these cases
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I think our criminal justice system at
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is on the whole becoming a much more
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humane systemic that’s going to benefit
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both the system and our society as a
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whole going forward
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