San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins was elected last fall on a wave of voter discontent over the way things had been going under her progressive predecessor, Chesa Boudin. The story was different one county over, where progressive civil rights attorney Pamela Price defeated her moderate opponent to become Alameda County’s first Black district attorney.

In their 2022 campaigns, Jenkins, who is Black and Latina, and Price portrayed themselves as victims’ rights champions. Each is delivering in radically different ways.

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