La Verne becomes 24th city to vote ‘no confidence’ in DA.
We have been following the antics of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón who won his George-Soros-backed election in 2020.
At the end of January, Legal Insurrection reported that ultra-progressive Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón’s “reforms” were putting the region’s criminal justice system in “free fall.” For example, Gascón forced his prosecutors to read statements in court impugning the state’s “three strikes” law and ending specific penalties.
The situation was so bad that the Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County argued in a lawsuit that deputy district attorneys cannot follow the directives without violating the state penal code. A judge subsequently blocked Gascón’s efforts to impose his reform directives.
Subsequently, Los Angeles County residents launched a petition to recall Gascón, which appears to be polling quite well. He would lose a recall election if it were held today, according to recent poll commissioned by a group supporting the effort.
By nearly 40 percentage points — 61.4% to 21.5% — voters said they would prefer someone other than Mr. Gascon to serve as the top prosecutor in California’s most populous county, the survey conducted by J. Wallin Opinion Research found.
“The clear takeaway is that George Gascon is rapidly losing support less than a year after being elected, and that a recall would overwhelmingly pass if it were held today,” said Tim Lineberger, a spokesman for the Recall George Gascon campaign. “The voters of Los Angeles County disapprove of Gascon, his job performance and extreme policy agenda that puts violent criminals first, and places victims in the back of the line.”
Citizens at the recent Recall Gascon Rally held at Central Park in Saugus emphasized their anger at the DA’s lack of will to prosecute criminal cases and apply the law.
Wayne and Laura Wilson, who attended Thursday’s rally, said his policies have led to an inverse system, where the county’s top lawyer is no longer acting as a prosecutor, but rather as a defense attorney.
“Santa Clarita is my home. My children were born here. My wife was raised here and patrols our neighborhoods,” said Hatami before the rally had begun. “We have an elected D.A. who is not fighting for justice for all of us. He refuses to follow the law. He won’t even listen to victims, survivors and family members. He has called the mother of a murdered child ‘uneducated’ and told her to shut up.”
“Our system is called an antagonistic system and then the court settles that out,” said Wayne Wilson. “But he’s on the side of criminals in so many ways.”
Adding Gascón’s woes, a 24th city in the county has give the DA a vote of “no confidence“.
The latest city to vote no confidence in Gascón is La Verne, where the city council took the vote Monday night.
More than a quarter of the county’s cities have expressed no confidence in Gascon. Palmdale and La Puente have taken preliminary votes and will finalize them next month. Other cities include Torrance, San Dimas, Norwalk, Santa Clarita and Beverly Hills, among others.
A spokesman for Gascón has called the no-confidence votes a political ploy.
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