Glenn Funk, who did win the day, positioned himself as an experienced trial lawyer with a personal approach justice. He promised to take the time to talk to victims and understand their stories. He promised even-handed justice. He promised that one prosecutor would handle each case from start to finish, making the process less confusing.
By emphasizing personal involvement and transparency, not objective hard-nosed prosecution, he struck a chord: The criminal justice system is often scary to people.
Victims fear that they won’t get justice and that the people who hurt them will go free to strike again, or that the guilty person will be allowed to plead to a lesser crime and be back on the street in short order.