San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan will join Sheriff Michael Hennessey and Superior Court Judge Kevin McCarthy this morning to denounce Proposition 21, the juvenile crime initiative sponsored by former Gov. Pete Wilson, backed by current Gov. Gray Davis and coming before voters in the March 7 primary.

In the era of Three Strikes and routine voter approval of tough-on-crime measures, Proposition 21 was expected to glide to victory. But liberals like Hallinan may be in the majority this time out. A controversial Field Poll last week indicated that the turn of the millennium could spell the end to an electorate on autopilot, especially when the focus is putting kids in prison.

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