On April 15, 2021, the Auxiliary was honored to host the Democratic candidate for District Attorney, Carlos Vega. “As the first Latino Homicide prosecutor in Pennsylvania, Carlos Vega has devoted his career to protecting Philadelphians; helping to overturn wrongful convictions; and standing up for marginalized communities like the one he grew up in that are too often targeted by crime and an inequitable criminal justice system.”
Mr. Vega promises all of us a Safer, Fairer Philadelphia. “Our safety,” he says, “depends on improving the relationship between our communities and law enforcement. As District Attorney, I would seek to bridge these divides by ensuring that the District Attorney’s Office and the Philadelphia Police Department are more attentive and responsive to the specific needs of each local community.”
Now, more than ever, we need a DA like Mr. Vega, who will work WITH law enforcement rather than AGAINST them, as it is now the case. Our dedicated, hard working Police Officers, who put their lives on the line for us 24×7 every day of the year, need to work with an experienced homicide prosecutor who will keep criminals behind bars instead of letting them loose to continue to prey upon law abiding citizens.
Thank you, Mr. Vega, for sharing your time with us here at the Auxiliary. You have our unwavering support at election time!