Recall Campaign Calls on Gascon to Charge Suspects in CHP Ambush with Gun Enhancements

(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.

Visit https://www.recalldageorgegascon.com/recall-petition/ to download or request a recall petition.

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LA City Controller Candidate Rob Wilcox Endorses Gascón Recall Wilcox Says, “Gascón’s Got to Go!”

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:

  1. forbidding filing sentencing enhancements for violent crimes and use of guns in crimes
  2. ignoring and abandoning victims of crime, both in new cases and at parole hearings
  3. 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.

Los Angeles DA George Gascon hit with new lawsuit: ‘Required prosecutors to unlawfully hide the truth’

A group of Los Angeles County deputy district attorneys (DDAs) on Monday filed a new lawsuit against the county and District Attorney George Gascon.

Deputy District Attorneys Peter Cagney, Richard Hicks, Mindy Page and Karen Thorp are accusing Gascon’s office of demoting them from their positions for expressing opposition to his resentencing policies.

“Each Plaintiff was removed from their position as a result of disclosing and/or refusing to engage in illegal activities as directed by their supervisors, including, but not limited to, George Gascon, Joseph Iniguez and/or Diana Teran,” the complaint filed in the LA County Superior Court states.

Plaintiffs allege that they were “subjected to adverse employment actions because they disclosed that the resentencing guidelines and directions they received from their supervisors were violations of the current state of the law, and/or refused to carry out unlawful directives and/or orders given to them by their supervisors.”

The Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys Association (LAADDA), which has filed two lawsuits against Gascon, has argued that several of the DA’s directives violated state law, including one that blocked DDAs from filing strike prior enhancements in new cases and allegedly ordered prosecutors to “dismiss existing charges that [Gascon] personally disagreed with,” as LAADDA Vice President Eric Siddall previously told Fox News Digital.

In 2021, a judge blocked Gason’s policy aiming to block prosecutors from seeking longer sentences for repeat offenders under the state’s Three Strikes Law, which states that defendants convicted of any new felony after being convicted of previous felonies be sentenced “for twice the term otherwise provided for the crime,” or a minimum 25 years if they have two or more prior “strikes,” according to the county. The directive also blocked prosecutors from seeking longer sentences in several other types of cases.

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KCAL: Inside LA County Justice

\Suzie Suh takes a look at LA County’s top prosecutor, District Attorney George Gascón. Winning his seat by more than 53% a year ago, the controversial DA has received votes of “no confidence” by more than 30 cities and almost 98% of prosecutors in his own office support a second recall effort.

South Gate City Council issues vote of no confidence in DA George Gascón

[LOS ANGELES – South Gate is the latest city in Los Angeles County to vote “no confidence” in DA George Gascón’s policies.

The city council voted 4-0-1 Tuesday night, now joining 32 other cities who also voted for “no confidence” in the district attorney.

Some of the cities include San Gabriel, Santa Clarita, Beverly Hills, Pico Rivera, Whitter, La Mirada, Covina, Rosemead, Azusa, Santa Fe Springs, Diamond Bar, Redondo Beach, Arcadia, Manhattan Beach, Temple City, Palos Verdes Estates and Lancaster.

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Statement of Former LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on George Gascón

Los Angeles, February 11, 2022 – Former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck today released a  statement announcing the rescission of his support for George Gascón as District Attorney of Los Angeles County.
I based my support for the election of District Attorney George Gascón on the hope he would advance public safety in Los Angeles and because of our close personal relationship of over 30 years.  After observing the negative effects of his policies and practices on public safety, I am compelled to rescind that endorsement.  I have spent the majority of my life protecting and serving the people of Los Angeles and the men and women of its police department.  I believe they would be made safer and be better served by a District Attorney that emphasizes the rights of victims and the safety of our police officers.

CalMatters.org: Prop. 47 targeted by Dem, GOP lawmakers

Little did California voters know, when they approved a 2014 ballot measure that reduced penalties for certain theft offenses, that their decision would still be making headlines in 2022.

On Tuesday, Democratic Assemblymember Rudy Salas of Bakersfield introduced a bill that, if passed by state lawmakers and a majority of voters, would reverse a key aspect of Prop. 47 by moving the felony threshold for petty theft and shoplifting from $950 back to $400.

Salas: “Enough is enough, we need to fight back against the criminals who are stealing from our communities. We have seen the unintended consequences of Prop. 47’s weakening of our theft laws and I believe California voters are ready to make their voices heard on this issue again.”

Salas’ statement sharply contrasts with those from prominent Democrats including Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Rob Bonta, who have repeatedly emphasized that Prop. 47 has nothing to do with California’s surge in smash-and-grab robberies. But it could help Salas, who’s running for the U.S. House of Representatives seat currently held by Republican David Valadao, court GOP voters — many of whom blame Prop. 47 for the uptick in organized retail crime.

Indeed, a few hours after Salas unveiled his bill, a group of Republican state lawmakers — including Assemblymembers Kevin Kiley of Rocklin, James Gallagher of Yuba City and James Patterson of Fresno — introduced a proposal to repeal Prop. 47 altogether.

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CBS2: Beverly Hills City Council Joins Recall of LA County District Attorney

BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) – The Beverly Hills City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to join the recall of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.

After an original recall effort, Gascón’s opposition started a second recall effort in December.

The Beverly Hills council cites an increase in widespread crime, including follow-home robberies and smash and grab robberies as s reason for wanting to recall Mr. Gascón.

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