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Defense attorney Victoria Burton-Harris wants Wayne County residents to reimagine what a county prosecutor could accomplish if equity, racial justice and ending mass incarceration are the focus in serving public interest. 

Burton-Harris made national news last month in representing Robert Williams, a Farmington Hills man who was wrongfully accused of a crime based on a bogus facial recognition match

She is currently running against Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. Burton-Harris spoke to BridgeDetroit’s Bryce Huffman about why she is running and discusses Detroit’s use of facial recognition technology and more. 

Chris Marchione, her campaign manager, also chimes in about running a race with different ideas for what a prosecutor should do in Wayne County. Over the past few weeks, Burton-Harris has gained national attention after being endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders and several politically progressive organizations. 

What should a prosecutor’s role be in Wayne County? Should racial justice be a goal? Check out the conversation above and let us know your thoughts on Twitter. Reach out to us @BridgeDet313. 

Bryce Huffman is a reporter for BridgeDetroit. He was formerly a reporter for Michigan Radio, and host of the podcast, Same Same Different.

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