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LA Times Today: Why grocery stores back Prop 20

LA Times Today: Why grocery stores back Prop 20

Watch L.A. Times Today at 7 p.m. on Spectrum News 1 on Channel 1 or live stream on the Spectrum News App. Palos Verdes Peninsula and Orange County viewers can watch on Cox Systems on channel 99.

Some of the big supermarket chains are supporting a controversial “tougher on crime” proposition on the California November ballot.

If Prop 20 passes, it would roll back some criminal justice reforms at a time when the Black Lives Matter movement is fighting for even more reforms.

LA Times reporter Suhauna Hussain wrote about why the grocery companies are backing the measure and the backlash from critics.