National online magazine, The Root, recently alerted all of us, and especially people of color, to the dangers of ignoring our local elections. In their insightful article, "Do You Know Who's Running for District Attorney? Here's Why You Should," The Root showed how local elected prosecutors can have an outsized impact on the lives of citizens who get tangled up in the criminal justice system.
We're pleased to announce that Green Firm Attorney Charles Gibbs is quoted in the article. According to Mr. Gibbs: "Prosecutors should operate without fear or favor. The election of a local prosecutor is how we keep 'Lady Justice' blind and ensure that the law is equally applied to all. Indeed, the election of local prosecutors is one of the most important rights that we have and is often one of the most overlooked."