L.A. County prosecutors rebel against DA George Gascon

Leftist Los Angeles District Attorney seeks to block prosecutors from fulfilling legal duties

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon is not an unknown in Arizona. As Mesa Police Chief, his propensity was to showboat as he protected illegals aliens, stirred conflict with 6-term elected Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and arrogantly gave the back of his hand to Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and City Manager Chris Brady. The East Valley Tribune previously reported that Gascon accepted the San Francisco Police Chief position as talk swirled of him being terminated in Mesa after traveling to D.C. to rail against enforcement of illegals. His trip was financed by a group advocating for leniency for border invaders.

After moving again following a stint in San Francisco, Cuban-born Gascon is now the Los Angeles County District Attorney where he advocates sweeping leniency for criminal offenders.

Hot Air describes Gascon as “the wildly liberal, anti-cop DA [who] has been working overtime to empty the jails and prevent the prosecution of criminals, even as crime rates have been surging in the City of Angels.” He arrogantly told a murder victim’s family to ‘Keep Their Mouth Shut.”

Currently, prosecutors in Los Angeles County are asking a judge for an order that would keep them from enforcing new directives from District Attorney George Gascon requiring them to be lenient in their sentencing recommendations for specified types of offenders.

The Association of Deputy District Attorney’s for Los Angeles County (ADDA) asserted in a lawsuit that the directives would mean violating state laws that require enhanced sentences in certain cases:

As the District Attorney, Respondent Gascon lacks authority to legislate and has no right to unilaterally abrogate the law — regardless of his personal opinion as to the law’s merits.

Gascon’s directives, the complaint states, prohibits deputies from pursuing sentencing enhancements in future cases under the state’s ‘Three Strikes Law’ and, for current pending cases, requires them to withdraw allegations to support tougher sentences for cases including bail violations, gang-related cases, and situations where special circumstances could result in a sentence of life without parole.

The complaint, signed by Michele Hanisee, President of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County can be read here.

Under the voter approved Three Strikes Law, prosecutors are required to seek enhanced sentences. It is not optional and they cannot exercise discretion. For the other enhancements, the complaint states the blanket policies violate Gascon’s own obligation to prosecute violations of the law.

The lawsuit calls for court orders to rescind Gascon’s directives and end their enforcement.

8 Responses to L.A. County prosecutors rebel against DA George Gascon

  1. Trevor says:

    Adam Schiff endorsed Gascon. Tells you everything. And LA elected Kevin De Leon to City Council who was the author of the Sanctuary State bill and ran against old and tired Feinstein for Senate.

  2. East Valley Conservative says:

    For this man with a blemished record to continue to be appointed to positions of authority is outrageous. Conservative Mesa was attempting to jump on the “diversity” bandwagon and got kicked in the teeth.
    Radicalized California is an ideal spot for an American-hating leftist like open borders proponent Gascan, Gov. Gavin Newsome is a demonic dem who wants ultimate control regardless of the law. Gascan is his evil twin.

  3. no one says:

    If we are lucky this might happen:

    Las Vegas, Nevada – Mayor Goodman today asked for federal funds to help cope with the thousands of survivors from the sudden disappearance of most of California into the Pacific last week as “the big one” finally hit the San Andreas fault line. While nearly half the state’s 40 million population are feared lost, stragglers still appear from time to time, floating on debris washing up on the shores of what was once the “Inland Empire.”

    • Doc says:

      To continue:

      “…due to the rumored california “survivors” actually being ZOMBIES, numerous Arizonans took to the new beachfront West of the former AZ/CA border with their LEGALLY OWNED & UN-REGISTERED ARMALITE RIFLE (a.k.a. AR’s, NOT ASSAULT RIFLES, as californians had named them) AR-10’S & AR-15’s to protect the U.S. Citizens. No injuries were suffered as the ZOMBIES were decimated in their attempt to invade Arizona & America. Armed Sentries have been posted on the new beach to control any straggling ZOMBIES that could wash up on the shore. On a side note, several witnesses stated that one of the ZOMBIES bore a striking resemblance to e. swallowswell. The remains were washed out into the Pacific so the sighting cannot be confirmed.”

      …Stephen King & George Romero…Eat Yer Hearts Out!! I can write Good, Scary Fiction too!!!

  4. Patriot Mom says:

    Jorge Gascon needs a one way ticket back to his native Cuba, the communist country that his parents fled seeking freedom. He clearly he has no allegiance to what his parents saw as the land of liberty and opportunity. He used our generosity and is now trying to remake Cuba here.

    • MacBeth says:

      Gascon thinks his “rule of law” overrides that of the voters, lawmakers, police and prosecutors who are charged with keeping order in the crime infested county and state

  5. Sam says:

    There are seasoned prosecutors at that office who are speaking out publicly. Gascon is working with the public defenders office, and keeping his people in the dark. Making deals without consulting with his attorneys.

    Meanwhile, in AZ:

    Arizona Attorney General Joins in Battle For Forensic Audit of Maricopa County Elections Equipment and Ballot Images (thegatewaypundit.com)

    As the song says—Too much, too little, too late.

    You may think that the focus is on Georgia, but President Trump will NEVER FORGET what the bureaucrats in AZ did to the U.S. Constitution; the election process, and to him, specifically.

    Makes one wonder just how many of our elections have been legitimate.

    PLEASE STAY ENGAGED. It’s far from over.

    Feeling in a “multilingual” mood today, I’ll close by saying