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Will George Gascon be the Next Soros-Backed DA to Fall?

AMAC Exclusive – By Andrew Abbott

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It’s been just under three weeks since San Francisco voters recalled their radically progressive District Attorney, Chesa Boudin, and already Californians look poised to take down another radical DA just to the South – Los Angeles top prosecutor George Gascon. Gascon assumed office 11 months after Boudin thanks in large part to massive donations from progressive megadonor George Soros, but is now facing his second recall effort in as many years. If polls are correct, he may not survive this time around.

The first recall effort against Gascon – which began just months after he took office – fell short of the signature requirements to make it to a city-wide ballot. This time around, however, the backlash against Gascon’s radical policies appears far more robust. According to the latest reporting, the Recall Gascon Campaign has already gathered well over the 569,000 signatures needed to advance the measure to the ballot this fall. However, the recall campaign has continued to work to gather more, as all signatures must be verified. By some estimates, up to 30% of signatures will be discarded as either unverifiable or duplicates, meaning that the campaign likely will need around 700,000 signatures to safely ensure that the recall measure will indeed make it on the ballot.

As the Recall campaign has grown, it has continued to find unprecedented support among normally liberal enclaves of voters. On Wednesday, The El Monte City Council gave a unanimous vote of ‘no confidence’ against Gascon. In the resolution, they state that they “believe that DA Gascon’s policies have now been shown to be detrimental to public safety in El Monte and Los Angeles County, and also detrimental to the goal we share, of rehabilitating people away from criminal activity, as shown by the high failure rate of DA Gascon’s policy of not holding people accountable for their criminal acts.”

The resolution makes El Monte the 35th local governing body in LA County to pass a vote of “no confidence” against the Los Angeles DA. The majority of these cities and localities specifically cite his “woke” criminal justice policies as making their citizens and communities less safe.

The El Monte City Council resolution was prompted by the murder earlier this year of two city police officers by a violent criminal whom Gascon’s policies had allowed back on the streets. The perpetrator, Justin Flores, was arrested in 2021 for charges relating to illegal drug and gun possession, just the latest in a string of crimes for Flores that included a prior conviction and prison sentence for car theft, a second prison term for burglary, being a member of a violent gang, and multiple misdemeanors from 2013-2020. Despite this extensive criminal background, Gascon declined to seek jail time for Flores and, instead, sought his release on probation. On June 14th, he shot and killed Corporal Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana before taking his own life after a standoff with police.

In yet another sign of his callous indifference to the harm his policies are causing, Gascon has dismissed criticism for his lenient sentence, stating “He [Flores] was arrested for possession of drugs and possession of a gun, not the use of a gun…Under the circumstances, I believe it [probation] was an appropriate outcome.”

Tragically for the residents of Los Angeles, known criminals committing heinous crimes against innocent citizens has been a recurring theme of Gascon’s tenure. Last month, a 17-year-old intentionally drove his car into a woman walking her baby in a stroller. The driver was on probation at the time from a prior conviction for spiking a girl’s drink with date rape drugs in 2019. The perpetrator was charged in the hit-and-run incident with two felony charges of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and one felony count of hit-and-run – but notably, not with attempted murder.

Once again, Gascon did not press for jail time, and the teen was sentenced to five to seven months in a juvenile probation camp. Prosecutors describe the camp as “less than a military school and a little bit tougher than a summer camp.” The victim blasted Gascon for the lenient sentence in a statement to the New York Post, saying that “George Gascon doesn’t value my life or the life of my child, or any other victim out there, and would rather reward the monsters like [the juvenile suspect] by demonstrating to them that their actions have no consequences.”

With the deadline for signature submissions on July 6 fast approaching, there are some signs that Gascon may be starting to come to grips with reality. Though he remains as unrepentant as ever for the devastating effect of his policies, Gascon recently told the Los Angeles Times that “I’m not denying the perception [that crime is rising]; the perception is there… The perception is reality.” For Gascon, that reality which so many Los Angeles residents are facing and which he so long ignored may prove to be his downfall.

Andrew Abbott is the pen name of a writer and public affairs consultant with over a decade of experience in DC at the intersection of politics and culture.


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Michael J
2 months ago

Who holds a crooked city DA accountable, a crooked state AG? Or maybe Biden’s AG.

TheHoneyBadger
3 months ago

Gascón couldn’t even handle the job of police chief in my hometown of 450,000. What made him think he could succeed as DA in Los Angeles? Why did they even hire him or vote him in? Are the people of that city really that stupid?

Karen
3 months ago

One scary dangerous man. He should’ve been oust a long time ago along with many more. Why is this evil remaining in office and being allowed to destroy everything. What a backfire for these Marxists Dems. It will happen.

Rick
3 months ago

Hope he falls hard

Marie Langley
3 months ago

On The Five today they said that 1 million people have changed their voter registrations to Republican from Democrat in this country. That is great news! Maybe some of America is starting to wake up to the destruction that is going on!!!!! Sure hope so!!!!!
RED=REMOVE EVERY DEMOCRAT in November

Joearcher
3 months ago
Reply to  Marie Langley

It is possible that at least some of these Dems-turned-Rep voters merely want to be able to vote AGAINST conservative republicans in primaries in those states where voting is limited to candidates in the voter’s party only. I hope that I am wrong, would love to see more people come to their senses.

jocko
2 months ago
Reply to  Marie Langley

DOES NOT MATTER, THE CANCEROUS, ANTI-AMERICAN, LYING, CHEATING, libs WILL AGAIN CHEAT ON THE ELECTION

Barb304
3 months ago

Too bad we can’t somehow get rid of Soros!!! He buys people and then uses them to do his dirty work. The USA is in dire straits right now. I urge everyone to vote very carefully in November. We can help stop what is happening to our country! That is, of course, if we can get nonfraudulent elections!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA

Jerry
3 months ago
Reply to  Barb304

I have been saying that for years! Soros should have been “eliminated” years ago!

Walt
3 months ago

Well….

It didn’t work for the Governor…..the republicans couldn’t come up wit a viable candidate to run against the Governor of California…….the people weren’t serious about replacing Newsome so he is still in power

PaulE
3 months ago
Reply to  Walt

Voting is a numbers game and all you have to do is look at the total number of registered Democrat voters in the state versus the total number of Republican voters in the state. The Democrats hold a nearly 2 to 1 advantage over Republicans, which means unless there is a sufficient number of Democrat voters willing to vote across party lines, no Republican has a chance in that state. Given the stark differences between the two parties and their voter bases on almost every issue, it not a trivial item.

Clearly the pain threshold for the overall number of people in California hasn’t risen enough to get enough Democrats to “wake up” as they say. In the meantime, the mass exodus from California continues even as fresh bus loads and plane loads of newly arrived illegal aliens are deposited into the state.

Bill C
3 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Yes Paul and the numbers game is being played to the max! I moved a year ago within the same state, (Nevada) and checked the box to update my voter registration. I’m glad I checked before the primary, as I found my party affiliation had been changed! I dont trust numbers from any government entity or Lame Stream Media anymore! Like 8.6% inflation? I don’t think so!

Jerry
3 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

That right there tells you, you just can’t fix stupid.

Centurion
3 months ago
Reply to  Walt

Gruesome newscum had the demon-communist-cRAT fraud machine working for him. A 2 to 1 win is impossible without fraud.

Chago
3 months ago

People should boycott Progressive Ins. To stop some of Soros income, then to ease his stress send him and his clan to visit the Philippines to open his business ventures! Pretty sure the president there would appreciate his presence there in that country!

jocko
2 months ago
Reply to  Chago

BINGO

Chris
3 months ago

Defund Soros, time for an IRS audit of Soros & his domestic terrorist organization

Walt
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Sores has too many “friends” in high places…..money is a powerful force and sorts uses his wisely

Thelbert R Murphy
3 months ago

him and soros are God and American hating traitors !

fred
3 months ago

George Gascon and all other DA’s and other officials whose elections were “bought” by George Soros need to be recalled and charged with crimes. Soros should also be charged and jailed for the rest of his disgusting life. It has to be illegal for foreigners to contribute multi millions of dollars to elect those whose only purpose is to destroy America by first destroying our legal system.

Ronald R Reagin
3 months ago
Reply to  fred

His son from what 8ve read Is way worse then the slimy daddy

Nobody’s Business
3 months ago

How come they can check names on recall signatures, but not on actual voting ballots? Seems like selective BS

PaulE
3 months ago

You’re not supposed to ask those types of questions? ;-))

Tim Toroian
3 months ago

I hear him clam crime is some kind of down but how the hell can he say that when it is obvious he ruined Frisco. The fat guy in NYC needs to go too.

jocko
3 months ago

LET him STAY IN OFFICE SO ALL OF THE CRIMINALS ARE SET FREE AND HOPEFULLY ALL OF their VICTIMS WILL BE libs, ONLY

jocko
3 months ago

WHY IS soros ALLOWED TO DETROY OUR NATION ?

David Millikan
3 months ago

One less COMMUNIST DA backed by COMMUNIST Soros who took families to be EXECUTED by NAZIS.

Randal Karcz
3 months ago

It’s interesting how so much effort goes into verifying that signatures are legitimate when they are on a recall petition. But any efforts to check the legitimacy of a voter are quickly labeled as “disenfranchisement.” One of those things that make you go hmmmm.

Art
3 months ago

WHO IS INTERESTED? YOU AMOEBAS AND PAREMECIUMS WHO VOTED FOR THIS REFUGEE FROM THE CIRCUS???? YOU WANTED CRIMINALS RUNNING AROUND. YOU GOT WHAT YOU FOR THAT WHICH YOU VOTED. NOW YOU DON’T SUPPORT HIM BECAUSE SOMEONE THAT YOU KNOW WAS SHOT,KILLED,ROBBED,RAPED,CAR JACKED,MUGGED OR ANY OTHER CRIMINAL ACTION???????????? SOMETIMES YOU GET WHAT YOU VOTE FOR AND YOU MAY ALSO GET WHAT YOU DESERVE.

fred
3 months ago
Reply to  Art

If anyone voted for Soros it would be Biden and his socialist leftists, who have been paid by Soros. No American voter voted for him! We would vote to feed him to lions or crocodiles.

Eamonn Thomas Smyth
3 months ago

If Geroge Soros and his Open Society are behind these lax DA, s. so why is there not a class action lawsuit by victims of the D A,s actions!

Donald G Worrell
3 months ago

Hope so with many others to follow !! What’s with these Cali voters? So myopic

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