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Becton takes victory for re-election as Contra Costa County district attorney

Original post made on Jun 9, 2022

Contra Costa County DA Diana Becton is set to continue in her position for a second full term after finishing Election Night more than 12 percentage points ahead of internal challenger Mary Knox in the primary.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 9, 2022, 5:09 AM

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Posted by C. R. Mudgeon
a resident of Danville
on Jun 9, 2022 at 8:24 am

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It’s amazing to me that San Francisco voters have become more sensible than Contra Costa voters, in voting to recall Chesa Boudin. I guess crime has to get a bit more worse before Contra Costa voters also start to put two and two together.


Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on Jun 9, 2022 at 8:34 am

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Considering Contra Costa County had a pathetic 19.75% turnout, that's hardly a reflection of the county. More like a poll. God help us all with soft on crime Becton


Posted by Matty
a resident of Danville
on Jun 9, 2022 at 8:53 pm

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Funny, she didn't thank scumbag George Soros for his $1M+ donation to her campaign?!?! I'm sure they are both happy that CCC criminals can just get released by her office after the disenfranchised county + city police departments do their job. Realistically, it probably didn't get her the full 12 point win, but now we know that if anyone runs against her, they'll need to have major campaign funding that is completely outsized for a medium sized county DA political race. When are we going to learn that these far lefties are systematically dismantling the legal system and the rule of law as we know it? Even SF finally got a clue. Do we need to wait for it to get that bad or worse?


Posted by Ana
a resident of Danville
on Jun 10, 2022 at 8:49 am

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Becton will continue to destroy the county. She is in SOROS’ pocket. No prosecutions for the Walnut Creek smash thieves nor the 3 blacks who attacked the elderly white couple on Locust recently. Gascon-Boudin-Becton—ignorant voters but SF woke up.


Posted by Jeff Husted
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 11, 2022 at 8:24 am

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Reactionary white Republican Contra Costa County voters are exaggerating their concerns over the re-election of Ms. Becton.

We have laws that must be upheld but it is the District Attorney who ultimately decides what cases to prosecute.

Times have changed. Only conservative (aka white) Contra Costa County residents in fear of 'replacement theory' and the BLM movement are troubled.

An enlightened society takes all factors into consideration.


Posted by Felicity Walters
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 11, 2022 at 1:20 pm

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"We have laws that must be upheld but it is the District Attorney who ultimately decides what cases to prosecute."

Yes and some cases are 'wobblers'.

For the overly reactional and uninformed, these are cases that can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.

So why not charge a minor infraction as a misdemeanor thus sparing county taxpayers the added expenses of additional hearings and extended jail time?

A misdemeanor also carries the possibility of records expungement which can improve job prospects for those previously arrested and incarcerated.

Harsher punishments should be based on the severity of the crime and whether violence was involved.

Non-violent crimes can be resolved as civil matters if further warranted and only those with vindictive 'law & order' mindsets would push for stricter punishments.

Contra Costa County is fortunate to have Diana Becton as District Attorney as there are some residents here who are weary of living in the Dark Ages amongst a Neanderthal mentality.


Posted by Ana
a resident of Danville
on Jun 11, 2022 at 2:29 pm

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Larry Elder-conservative Justice Clarence Thomas—Dnesh Dsousa—Star Parker-Charles Payne—Ben Carson—Condoleeza Rice Candace Owens would never support SOROS owned Becton. Can’t wait for crime to continue to go up!! ???????????? imagine if Becton voters were the primary victims! Just like Biden voters whining about gas/food prices ????????????????


Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on Jun 11, 2022 at 2:46 pm

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Crime will continue to go up with a soft on crime DA. That's why San Francisco wised up and got rid of their progressive DA. Liberals will continue to coddle criminals and make excuses. Coddling criminals is pathetic.


Posted by Daphne Peters
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 12, 2022 at 10:38 am

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"Larry Elder-conservative Justice Clarence Thomas—Dnesh Dsousa—Star Parker-Charles Payne—Ben Carson—Condoleeza Rice Candace Owens would never support SOROS owned Becton."

^ All of the aforementioned names are either 'white approved' conservative people of color, FOX News stalwarts, or a compromised and biased black Supreme Court Justice married to a white pro-insurectionist.

This speaks volumes in terms of who white conservatives find 'acceptable' when it comes to people of color in decision-making positions and the media.


Posted by Jeff Husted
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 12, 2022 at 11:40 am

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In some ways, the conservative people of color mentioned above are either in denial of (1) who they are, (2) the blatant racism their ancestors had to endure from white people (both north & south), and/or (3) how they are actually being perceived by their white supporters who most likely view them as convenient pawns.

Sad but true.


Posted by Henry Callan
a resident of another community
on Jun 12, 2022 at 12:44 pm

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One gets the impression that Republican voters in Contra Costa County would have preferred the likes of Rudy Giuliani over Diana Becton.

Or Kevin McCarthy, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, Tucker Carlson et al.

There's no middle ground in Contra Costa County...just narrow minds.


Posted by Caleb Jackson
a resident of Danville
on Jun 13, 2022 at 2:46 pm

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Are black suspects disproportionately arrested and incarcerated or is there a higher % of crime committed by African Americans especially in low-income environments?


Posted by Matty
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jun 14, 2022 at 8:11 am

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Becton's ideology, record, and backing by USA-hating scumbags like Soros are the issues here. Period.


Posted by Chantelle Davis
a resident of another community
on Jun 14, 2022 at 8:13 am

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Sadly there is a higher % of crime perpetrated by lower income African Americans and the police do tend to single out black people out as a whole (racial profiling).

The problem is that the police oftentimes indiscriminately discriminate against ALL black people via harassment and intimidation. This is more common amongst white cops with racist attitudes.


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