AZUZA, Calif. – The City of
Azusa became the ninth local city to issue a vote of no-confidence in Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.
Councilman Andrew Mendez says Gascón’s directives create a revolving door for criminals. “If you’re a victim of a violent crime, the last thing you want to hear is that someone who hurt you is back on the streets,” he said.
Szabo is unfazed by the criticism and said: “The DA is the people’s lawyer, that means the victim and also means the community and when we go into court and we say for the people that has to have meaning, that doesn’t mean that we simply represent victims, it means we represent the victims of the entire community. What does that mean? That means that we are not going to seek sentences that we know lead to more recidivism and frankly create more victims of crime.”