May 23, 2010: Anita Alvarez

May 24, 2010 10:34:03 AM PDT
Our guest on this NewsViews is Anita Alvarez. She is completing a year and a half as the first woman, and first Hispanic, to be state's attorney of Cook County. Alvarez runs the nation's second largest prosecution office, second only to Los Angeles County. She is also the current president of the Chicago Bar Association.

We'll ask Alvarez about the recent surge in street violence, her recent U.S. Senate testimony in Washington about child prostitution, her views on the Illinois death penalty moratorium, her thoughts on merit selection of judges (which the bar association favors), gun control, and other issues.


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