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District Attorney Beckton Soft On Crime Policies Lead To 80 Criminals Loot Walnut Creek Nordstrom's And Injure Employees

Original post made by D, Danville, on Nov 21, 2021

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton loves holding press conferences when she charges police officers with crimes, but she has been silent on the national news story when 80 criminals organized a looting and assault on Walnut Creek's Nordstrom store and employees.

District Attorney Becton has established a reputation as a soft on crime prosecutor, which is leading to a huge spike in crime in our county. Criminals are coming from other counties and terrorizing citizens and businesses in Contra Costa County, knowing that the DA will not hold them accountable for their crimes. She refuses to work with our law enforcement, who have given her a vote of no confidence.

It is time for someone who actually values law and order to run for her seat, before she fully turns our safe communities into crime zones that exist in Oakland.

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Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 5, 2021 at 9:18 am

Malcolm Hex is a registered user.

The East Bay Times reported in Becton’s plagiarized application to become interim DA that she “took more than 100 words from a widely publicized letter written by U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, regarding criminal justice reform.”

She also cut and pasted portions from neighboring Alameda County’s District Attorney’s website regarding the issue of community development.

Other text came word-for-word from a March 1994 issue of Harvard Business Review. Even a direct quote from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech made it into her application, which read, “When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was an heir.”

In all, at least seven portions of her application were plagiarized from others’ words, which were chronicled in an anonymous letter sent to multiple media outlets.

Posted by The Dude
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 6, 2021 at 4:53 am

The Dude is a registered user.

She has absolutely no business holding the office she does. I encourage everyone to support Mary Knox in the next election to return the DA's office to actually prosecuting criminals instead of supporting them.

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