criminal justice system

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón has had a rapid rise in San Francisco politics. Gascón came into the city as Chief of Police, appointed by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom in August, 2009. After less than a year and a half, he was sworn in as the city’s first Latino D.A., replacing Kamala Harris. In 2011, voters elected him to the position.

On today's Your Call, we’ll continue our election coverage with a debate on Proposition 36. If it passes, it would change key elements of California’s Three Strikes Sentencing Law, enacted in 1994.  With Prop 36, a life sentence would only be imposed if the final felony conviction is serious or violent.  What’s your opinion of California’s Three Strikes Law?  Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. What do you want to know about Prop 36?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


Mike Romano, director of the Three Strikes Project