Just this week, two police officers were killed in Los Angeles by a known criminal who was set free thanks to the policies of George Gascón.
Now that San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin has been successfully recalled, all attention is turning to Los Angeles DA George Gascón, who is essentially cut from the same cloth as Boudin.
The people organizing the effort to recall Gascón are now saying that they have collected the necessary number of signatures to move forward with their plan.
FOX News reports:
Los Angeles DA George Gascon recall group says it has collected required signatures to put matter on ballot
The group working to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon said it has collected the necessary number of signatures required to put the matter before voters.
The Recall George Gascon campaign told Fox News it received over 30,000 petitions over the past few days in an effort to gather the 567,857 needed by July 6. The group said it hit the target Wednesday but is working toward collecting 650,000 signatures as some will likely be deemed invalid by the Los Angeles County officials.
“Simply clearing the required threshold is not enough – we must build the necessary cushion for signatures that are inevitably invalidated,” a campaign statement said. We are urging every registered voter in Los Angeles County to mail in their petition by no later than June 24 to ensure they arrive on time, or alternatively, drop them off at one of our permanent signing locations by June 30. The only thing that can stop us at this point is complacency.”…
The recall is the second attempt by supporters to oust Gascon, who came into office in December 2020 on a criminal justice reform platform.
Gascón has been under fire most recently for releasing a known criminal who just killed two police officers during a shootout.
Harmeet Dhillon wrote at the New York Post:
Woke Los Angeles DA George Gascón has police officers’ blood on his hands
Two El Monte police officers in Los Angeles County, Michael Paredes and Joseph Santana, were murdered in cold blood earlier this week by a gang member who should have been behind bars but instead was free to kill thanks to the so-called progressive criminal-justice polices in vogue in America’s cities, courtesy of woke legislators and prosecutors.
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, having spent a combined nine years as San Francisco’s DA and police chief, moved to LA and was elected to serve as its DA in 2020, bringing his pro-criminal policies with him.
Much of the responsibility for the murders of Cpl. Paredes and Officer Santana rests on Gascón’s shoulders.
The cop-killer in question, Justin Flores, who was also killed in the shootout with the two officers, had served two prison terms for burglary and car theft and pleaded no contest to possessing a firearm as a felon last winter.
A day before the shooting, Flores’ probation officer filed for a revocation hearing after the suspect allegedly assaulted his girlfriend the week prior, violating his probation. Instead of waiting for the hearing behind bars, he was allowed to walk free according to Gascón’s policies.
Gascón is trying to blame guns. It’s not going to work.
LA DA George Gascon recently spoke about the need for sensible gun laws. CA has some of the toughest gun laws, if they are enforced. His office gave a felon/gang member w/ a prior strike a plea deal for probation on his gun charge instead of prison.
He killed 2 cops on Tuesday. https://t.co/fEW5QhpRAS pic.twitter.com/VNaTRCEyFQ
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) June 16, 2022
Of course, the liberal media is also doing what they can to defend Gascón. That’s not going to work either.
NBC's Lester Holt comes to the defense of LA's radical progressive DA George Gascon, who's facing a grassroots recall from liberals.
Holt claims "local airwaves" [aka local news] have "amplified" and warped the "public's perception" of out-of-control crime. pic.twitter.com/fFQ97hqLSs
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) June 17, 2022
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