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New Poll Shows Los Angles County DA George Gascón Underwater in Recall Vote

New Poll Shows Los Angles County DA George Gascón Underwater in Recall Vote

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.

That’s the ticket! Blame the voters for the fact they can’t see how awesome is crime-supporting policies are! That attitude should really reap results we may be able to see in the next poll.


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Why isn’t it a crime for a DA to not enforce the law?

Otherwise a criminal can get elected DA and then stop enforcing all laws (which is what’s apparently happening now in LA)

    fredx3 in reply to Ben Kent. | August 6, 2021 at 9:21 am

    if it were a crime for public officials not to enforce the law, then we would have to put almost every Democrat in jail, starting with Joe Biden

      Milhouse in reply to fredx3. | August 8, 2021 at 11:32 pm

      Also every Republican and every independent. No prosecutor has ever had a policy of always bringing every conceivable case.

    gonzotx in reply to Ben Kent. | August 6, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    Why isn’t it a crime for the US Government to refuse to protect its borders and citizens?
    They literally are letting in infected people that are killing American citizens

      HImmanuelson in reply to gonzotx. | August 6, 2021 at 11:26 pm

      Not aimed at you because I don’t know you or anything about you, but most of the people that I see saying this haven’t been vaccinated and insist that Covid is barely worse than a common cold, so the contradiction amazes me.

      I personally agree with your point though. Lot of hypocrisy and idiocy to go around and the government is ridiculously inconsistent with this.

    Milhouse in reply to Ben Kent. | August 8, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Seriously?! You want to get rid of prosecutorial discretion?! Compel prosecutors to bring every charge that they can possibly bring, against everybody?!

    Not only would that be completely unworkable, and a nightmare of tyranny, it would also violate the separation of powers to have judges insert themselves into prosecutorial decision-making.

Incompetence due to lack of knowledge or ability is one thing. Willful incompetence is quite another.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to DSHornet. | August 6, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    This is not incompetence, it is willful effort to undermine our society. What we need for Soros to be held liable for damage he has caused.

      He hasn’t broken any laws. He’s acted entirely within the democratic system to persuade people to vote for his criminal-loving candidates. That’s his right. Punishing him for it would destroy the very thing you’re trying to protect, and make you just as bad as him.

2smartforlibs | August 6, 2021 at 9:55 am

When Soros backs you does it matter?

My son-in-law left LAPD in part because of Gascon. If he ever had to shoot, tase or physically restrain someone, he’d likely be the one prosecuted, not the perp.

So does this mean that electing officials that won’t ruin your personal lives and fortunes is harder than just looking for which line has the D on it?

Down even though thousands of sensible people have left the state, must be even the liberals have had enough.

JohnSmith100 | August 6, 2021 at 5:56 pm

This is not incompetence, it is willful effort to undermine our society. What we need for Soros to be held liable for damage he has caused.