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Pay Attention to These Insanely Important District Attorney Races

Mother Jones illustration; John Minchillo/AP; Mario Tama/Getty; Haven Daley/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.If you care about police accountability, abortion rights, or racial justice, you should be paying attention to district attorney races this election season. As chief prosecutors in their counties, DAs…

The Police Are Defunding Minneapolis

Mother Jones illustration; Chris Tuite/ImageSPACE /MediaPunch /IPX/AP; Steijn Leijzer/Unsplash Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.In 2020, the allocation of money within city budgets—and specifically the distribution of Minneapolis’ budget—became a national concern. The slogan was Defund The Police. The idea was to take some…