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Prosecutors must learn to listen to critics and communities

October 26, 2016
Author: 
Dan Satterberg and Ron Wright

The Seattle Times - "Drug addiction is a serious problem in Seattle, as in most urban centers, and our history of policing reflected an unequal impact on communities of color. In 2011, community leaders developed an alternative to arrest for minor drug crimes, prostitution and property crimes linked to addiction. This new approach, called LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion), gives police the option of handing over an arrested person to a case manager instead of a jailer."

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