By now we all know about the recall efforts against Governor Newsome. For those of you who don’t know, there is another recall effort, but this time against Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.
Three more Californian cities have added their voice to the growing call for Gascon to be removed for his pro-criminal policies and actions. The organization: Victims of Violent Crime for the Recall of District Attorney Gascón, issued a statement:
“City leaders are beginning to see what citizens and victims have known: George Gascon threatens the safety of our communities with his pro-criminal policies and actions.” “Together, we can recall George Gascon and stop his soft on crime policies that are not providing justice for victims.”
California Democrats were quick to dismiss the recall efforts. The City Council’s that have pursued these symbolic, pointless, and partisan attempts to aid a floundering recall effort are tiny islands of red in LA County’s sea of blue,” Max Szabo, a spokesperson for Gascon told Daily Wire. “Like the tough-on-crime policies of the 1980s and 1990s which focused on punishment at the expense of our safety, racial disparities, and limited public resources, they are destined to fail miserably.”
The Antelope Valley Press reported: “the resolution cited three policies Gascón implemented after he took office in December following his victory against incumbent Jackie Lacey in the Nov. 3 election.”
According to the Valley Press: “Deputy District Attorney John Hatami spoke out against Gascón.” “The policies and directives implemented by George Gascón adversely affect the public safety of Lancaster,” Hatami said. “They don’t help or support the residents of Antelope Valley. Basically, these policies provide comfort and support to criminals and wrongdoers.”
The Daily Wire offered clarity: “Hatami mentioned L.A. County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Owen, who was fatally shot execution-style outside a Lancaster apartment complex by a parolee in 2016. The Valley Press reported, “the parolee pleaded guilty last week and is set to be sentenced May 17 to life in prison without the possibility of parole.” Owens’ widow, Tania, is an honorary chair of the Gascón recall group.”
“If another deputy in Lancaster is killed, we will not seek a special circumstance under George Gascón policies, and that means that person could be paroled at some point,” Hatami claimed. “Going forward, George Gascón won’t seek life without the possibility of parole in any case, no matter what the circumstances.”