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Sun Feb 28, 2021, 12:17 PM

Victims Rights Advocates to Launch Recall Effort Against LA County DA George Gascon

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Source: NBC News

Crime victims and law enforcement officials will launch an effort to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon Saturday night, claiming the sweeping changes Gascon has initiated since taking office in December favor the rights of criminals over their victims.

Gascon has moved to dramatically overhaul the county's criminal justice system through a series of unilaterally imposed ``special directives'' since taking office in early December.

The policy changes, which include no longer seeking death sentences and abandoning sentencing enhancements that could lead to lifetime imprisonment for all but the most egregious crimes, have drawn fire and legal challenges from Gascon's own prosecutors and other current and former district attorneys.

Gascon ran as a reformer in his 2020 race against two-term incumbent Jackie Lacey, making it clear that attacking what he called the systemic racism of the criminal justice system would be his top priority. But the group Recall George Gascon says he misled voters on the extent of his planned changes.

Read more: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/victims-rights-advocates-to-launch-recall-effort-against-la-county-da-george-gascon/2537813/



I saw this one coming when Gascon said he wouldn't allow ADAs to attend parole hearings, a number people think that the PD and the DA are advocating for the defendant and no one is supporting the victims. I think he made too many changes at once and he should have spaced out the major policy changes so people could get used to them.

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Sun Feb 28, 2021, 12:34 PM

1. They are attacking progressive DAs. It's a "thing". nt

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 12:39 PM

2. Unlike some of the other recalls in California this one stands a good chance

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Response to ripcord (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 01:32 PM

3. The recall laws seem to disenfranchise voters.

Hope they overturn them at some point.

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Sun Feb 28, 2021, 05:38 PM

4. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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