(LOS ANGELES, CA) – This week, a CHP officer was ambushed in East Los Angeles by two suspects when they opened fire on his patrol vehicle as he was driving down the street. The suspects also fired at Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies during the ensuing shootout.
As horrific acts of gun violence and crime are taking place throughout America, the Recall DA George Gascon campaign calls on Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon to charge all appropriate sentence enhancements in this case and others, including enhancements for using a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
One of the main focal points of Gascon’s pro-criminal agenda has been the refusal to charge gun, gang, or other sentence enhancements against violent criminals, even as he calls for more to be done to stop gun violence.
“George Gascon is talking out of both sides of his mouth when he calls for stricter gun control laws but refuses to charge gun enhancements. It is a total cognitive disconnect. Gascon’s failure to prosecute criminals who are committing acts of gun violence to full the extent of the law is in and of itself enough reason for his immediate removal from office.” – The Recall DA George Gascon campaign.
The recall campaign has collected more than 450,000 signatures as of May 13. To get the recall on the ballot, the campaign must collect 566,857 signatures from registered Los Angeles County voters (10% of the total current registered voters). The deadline for submission to the Registrar is July 6, 2022.
The recall effort continues to build bi-partisan support throughout Los Angeles communities. Supporters include victims’ rights advocates, current and former law enforcement officials, and Los Angeles County residents. 34 cities (and counting) in Los Angeles County have issued votes of no confidence in Gascon. 98% of Gascon’s own line prosecutors support the recall, along with Los Angeles police and sheriffs.
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January 25, 2022 – Los Angeles (CNN) A rash of package thefts from freight trains passing slowly through downtown Los Angeles has raised a fundamental question facing this city and others: how to balance attempts at criminal justice reform with the need for crime prevention.
“What the hell is going on?” asked an exasperated Gov. Gavin Newsom last week when he joined an effort to clear the cargo detritus from the train tracks.
Los Angeles Association of Deputy District Attorneys Vice President Eric Siddall appeared Fox11 News’ coverage of Gascon’s attempts at gun control.
Los Angeles, May 18, 2022 – ADDA Vice President Eric Siddall issued the following statement in response to comments George Gascón made today regarding gun violence.
Today, George Gascón talked a big game about reducing gun violence but did nothing to stop it. He refuses to hold criminals caught with guns accountable. In Los Angeles, a suspect caught with an assault rifle will be released back on the streets before the arrest report is finished.
In 2021, 859 people were killed in Los Angeles County; 687 of them from gun violence. Yet, Gascón refuses to enforce laws designed to combat gun violence. Because of Gascón’s bail policy, recidivist career criminals caught with guns face a revolving courthouse door. They continue to victimize our residents. No wonder gang members toast Gascón from prison and want to tattoo his name on their forehead.
California’s gun laws are the strictest in the nation. Yet, for some inexplicable reason, Gascón refuses to enforce them. Now he has the audacity to lecture the rest of the country about the danger of gun violence. His exploitation of this tragedy to spout political platitudes is unbecoming of his office. On one thing we agree with Mr. Gascon; thoughts and prayers are not enough. Nor are press conferences.
About The ADDA
The Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA) is the collective bargaining agent and represents over 800 Deputy District Attorneys who work for the County of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, Friday, May 13, 2022 — Calling LA DA George Gascón “a study in arrogance,” LA City Controller candidate Rob Wilcox today threw his support behind the campaign to recall Gascón. “In less than a year and a half, George Gascón has shunned victims and their families, shown contempt for his dedicated deputies’ hard work and judgment, and bent over backwards to accommodate violent criminals,” said Wilcox. “Gascón is a study in arrogance. While crime ricochets throughout our neighborhoods, he has spurned the advice of the dedicated career prosecutors in his office and instead, he has stubbornly doubled down on his failed and short-sighted policies of leniency for criminals. Gascón’s got to go!”
Wilcox, a former Deputy Los Angeles City Controller, is the only candidate running for City Controller to support the Gascón recall effort.
“The top three things that I believe are wrongheaded moves on Gascón’s part are:
- forbidding filing sentencing enhancements for violent crimes and use of guns in crimes
- ignoring and abandoning victims of crime, both in new cases and at parole hearings
- pursuing multiple policies which blatantly ignore state law and propositions passed by voters.”
“As City Controller, I have pledged to find a myriad of ways to make our city so much safer. However, it is a challenging task because the current DA puts the rights and interests of accused and convicted criminals well ahead of those of the general public and victims of crime. We must remove Gascón because his flawed experiment in criminal justice ‘reform’ is endangering every resident of the City of Los Angeles.”
To find out more about Rob please go to https://robforcontroller.com or follow him on social media @Rob4Controller.
ADDA Vice President Eric Siddall on how Gascon’s policies resulted in a short prison sentence for a child molester who now faces murder charges.