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July 22, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abortion has emerged as an unlikely issue in the race for Los Angeles district attorney, with incumbent Gil Garcetti trying to portray challenger Steve Cooley as opposed to a woman's right to choose, an accusation Cooley strongly denies. The Garcetti campaign first raised the issue in a recent poll, suggesting to respondents that Cooley was anti-abortion.
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July 12, 2000 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The two candidates in the runoff for Los Angeles County district attorney squared off Tuesday in yet another hostile debate, with the incumbent styling himself as a crime preventer and his challenger portraying himself as a corruption buster. Their debate was characterized by sharp exchanges, including one over Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti's acceptance of campaign contributions from the grandfather of a suspect who received a reduced sentence in a third-strike case. Head Deputy Dist. Atty.
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July 4, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
The two contenders for Los Angeles County district attorney will debate issues ranging from the three-strikes law to hate crimes at a July 11 program organized by the San Fernando Valley Bar Assn. Incumbent Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti and his challenger, Deputy Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, also will be asked their positions on the Rampart crisis, gang violence, domestic violence and spousal-support issues, among other topics. The audience will have an opportunity to question the candidates.
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July 3, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They might not have been the most important words Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti ever uttered, but they certainly were among the most warmly received. "Buenas tardes, amigos y amigas," Garcetti said Friday to applause and warm smiles as he began a speech to the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce, a group that represents Garcetti's friendliest constituency: Latino voters. As he runs for reelection against a strong challenger, Deputy Dist. Atty.
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July 1, 2000 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sara Jane Olson, who recently marched through the streets of Minneapolis with duct tape over her mouth to protest a Los Angeles judge's gag order, was freed on Friday to speak out about the 24-year-old bomb plot charges against her. But she seemed to be at loss for words.
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June 16, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another sharp, frequently hostile debate, the two candidates for Los Angeles district attorney offered strongly differing views on the three-strikes law, gun control and crime-prevention programs. Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti went after challenger Steve Cooley, accusing him of waging a "negative, negative, negative" campaign. Cooley did little to deny that charge.
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June 3, 2000 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accusing prosecutors of blatant hypocrisy, defense attorneys for 1970s bomb plot suspect Sara Jane Olson are asking a Superior Court judge to fine Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti and key witness Patty Hearst Shaw for violating a gag order. In court papers filed Friday, Olson's attorneys point out that prosecutors initially requested the gag order while the defense objected to it. The defense is asking Superior Court Judge James M.
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June 2, 2000 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a televised debate marked by sharp exchanges Thursday, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti and opponent Steve Cooley expressed outrage that two LAPD officers accused of drug-related corruption were not prosecuted. Garcetti said during the hourlong debate in Santa Monica that he would work with the LAPD to ensure that whenever there is evidence of a potential criminal act that results in a police officer's termination, that information must be referred to prosecutors.
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May 24, 2000 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Enforcing the gag order in the Sara Jane Olson bomb plot case is proving to be problematic for Superior Court Judge James M. Ideman. Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti and star prosecution witness Patricia Hearst Shaw recently have spoken out about the case. But at a hearing on Monday, Ideman directed his ire at an attorney who publicly filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of another prosecution witness, former LAPD Officer James Bryan, who was a target of the alleged bomb plot in 1975.
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May 17, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First, the thrust: Incumbent Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti basically accused challenger Steve Cooley on Tuesday of dissing mothers everywhere by failing to endorse Sunday's Million Mom March against gun violence. Then, the parry: Cooley responded that he would have loved to have attended the march, but thought it was more important to spend Mother's Day with his own mother, who was in a hospital recovering from a heart attack.
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