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Contra Costa DA Becton launches re-election bid

Original post made on Jun 28, 2021

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton has announced that she is seeking re-election to a second full term as the county's top prosecutor.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, June 27, 2021, 4:07 PM

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Posted by D
a resident of Danville
on Jun 28, 2021 at 3:42 pm

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Please literally anybody run against this incredibly incompetent DA! She never worked in law enforcement or practiced criminal law, and while a Judge she was routinely challenged via 170.6 for her extreme bias. She was caught and admitted plagiarizing her application for DA, and since becoming DA (removed: unverified). She is using this important office for her own political gain, and has a vote of no confidence from law enforcement officers as she is soft on crime, anti-crime victims, and pro-criminal. She has no business being DA, and her policies are causing big increases in crime in our county, and will only get worse if she is re-elected. Please elect literally anyone else, before she turns our neighborhoods into crime infested parts of Oakland and San Francisco.

Posted by The Dude
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 28, 2021 at 9:12 pm

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How about no? Bozo the Clown is better qualified. She never should have been elected. She is an embarrassment and an utter failure.

Posted by Don G
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 1, 2021 at 8:53 am

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Soft on crime. She has an overall agenda that seems to be a better fit in Alameda County. Its not a good fit for Contra Costa. She totally lacks integrity and the qualifications for the job.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on Jul 2, 2021 at 5:16 pm

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Soft on crime is to the detriment of society. She coddles criminals, and she needs to go.

Posted by D
a resident of Danville
on Jul 3, 2021 at 7:20 am

D is a registered user.

As reported by, on May 21, 2021, Federal Judge Spero ruled in favor of 5 female District Attorneys who work for Becton, that their lawsuit may continue against Becton, who is accused of systemically demoting and failing to promote and discriminating against older female attorneys in her office. See, Knox vs. Contra Costa, 2021, BL188437.

Becton is not only soft on crime, anti-crime victims, but also is accused of discriminating against older female attorneys who work for her.

How can anyone vote for Becton, who was caught plagiarizing her application for DA, is now being sued for discrimination against older female attorneys in her office, and is soft on crime, and anti-crime victims, and has a vote of no confidence from law enforcement?

Posted by Been there
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 9, 2021 at 10:14 am

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After the oust of DA Peterson, I was very interested in the candidates, so I went to the public interview by the Board of Supervisors about the appointment of a new DA. There were four candidates and after the comments I ranked her in a tie with another candidate as to who gave the worst interview. I was in total shock when she was appointed. ADA Paul Graves gave by far the best interview. Becton demoted him as soon as she took office.

Posted by Justice for Family
a resident of another community
on Sep 13, 2021 at 6:07 pm

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The entire Contra Costa District Attorneys office needs to go. They do nothing for victims of domestic violence, including doing anything to stop someone from repeatedly breaking restraining orders. We need a clean sweep! Goes for the judges too who are soft on domestic violence.

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