The Most Unlikely D.A. In America, Timothy Bella, Politico (06 May 2018)

By the mid-2010s, Gonzalez had started to win cases—a lot of them. Soon, he’d be known as the “Mexican Moses,” the man who could persuade the system to let his people go.

shared on 11 May 2018 by Andrew Dai

This was a feel-good inspiring profile on a lower-profile (to me at least) member of the reform movement that is happening in America and also an early part (elected in 2016) of the proported “blue-wave” that is happening in response to the 2016 election. I am very interested to see how Gonzalez’s career continues and how he makes an impact in his community.

Gonzalez, a 38-year-old Democrat and self-described “Mexican biker lawyer covered in tattoos.” … [he] specialized in getting accused criminals off the hook—working most closely with low-income, mostly minority offenders, fighting low-level charges for marijuana and other substances. His pride in his work is expressed in a spectacular tattoo that he had inked across his chest a few years ago, reading, in colorful gothic type, “Not Guilty.”