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Editorial: Pros and cons of 'blind justice'

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon's plan to remove any considerations of race from his prosecutors' initial decisions about what charges to file in criminal cases reinvigorates an old debate: Is justice best served when it is all-seeing and all-knowing? Or when it is blind?

Gascon last week announced his plans to use a tool, developed by the Stanford Computational Policy Lab, to sweep names, crime locations and race from the police reports that prosecutors review

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