Last updated on: 8/15/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Pasteurization kills or slows the growth of pathogens and microbes and it must be accomplished according to state standards under sanitary conditions. The process involves the heating of milk to a high temperature for a specific time and then cooling it immediately. The manufacture and sale of unpasteurized [raw] milk products poses a risk of pathogenic contamination. Those pathogens include salmonella, listeria, e-coli, staphylococcus aureus and tuberculosis.”

“Three Arrested on Charges of Illegally Producing, Selling Unpasteurized Milk,” da.co.la.ca.us, Aug. 3, 2011

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The District Attorney of Los Angeles County is the lawyer for the people, a non-partisan official who is elected every four years. The District Attorney’s Office prosecutes felony crimes throughout Los Angeles County. Deputy district attorneys also prosecute misdemeanor crimes in unincorporated areas and in 78 of the 88 County cities. The staff of approximately 2,256 includes 1,056 deputy district attorneys, 312 investigators, and 888 support personnel, comprising the largest local prosecutorial agency in the nation.”

“Welcome,” da.co.la.ca.us (accessed Aug. 15, 2011)

Mission:

“The District Attorney of Los Angeles, as a constitutional officer and the public prosecutor acting on behalf of the people, is vested with the independent power to conduct prosecutions for public offenses, to detect crime and to investigate criminal activity. The District Attorney advises the Grand Jury in its investigations. By law, the District Attorney sponsors and participates in programs to improve the administration of justice.

The District Attorney fulfills these responsibilities through the efforts of the employees of the Office of the District Attorney. Each employee of the District Attorney’s Office shall adopt the highest standards of ethical behavior and professionalism. Each employee, moreover, is integral to achieving the mission of the Office and shares the District Attorney’s obligation to enhance the fundamental right of the people of Los Angeles County to a safe and just society. At all times, the mission of the District Attorney’s Office shall be carried out in a fair, evenhanded and compassionate manner.”

“Office Overview,” da.co.la.ca.us (accessed Aug. 15, 2011)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Raw Milk More Healthful Than Pasteurized Milk?