Hell No! He Must Go! Recall Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon #RecallGascon

Hell No! He Must Go! Recall Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon #RecallGascon

Background

Campaign Platform

What He Did and Reactions

On first day as L.A. County D.A., George Gascón eliminates bail, remakes sentencing rules. ( Yahoo)

New Los Angeles DA announces end to cash bail, the death penalty and trying children as adults.(CNN)

LA’s new DA George Gascon to drop special charges in accused cop killer’s case:

New Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón Implements Sweeping Changes in Death Penalty Policy (DeathPenalty.org)

“Criminals and gang members gain an ally in the prosecutor’s office”

  • Weapons. Lots of crimes can be committed with or without a weapon. And using a weapon typically increases the likelihood that someone will get hurt. So many states have enhancements that increase a defendant’s sentence when a weapon is used in the commission of the crime.
  • Prior convictions. Enhancements based on criminal history exist in every state. With DUI laws, for example, the applicable penalties generally increase with the number of prior convictions. And many states have laws that dramatically enhance penalties for felony convictions where the defendant has a serious felony record. For instance, under California’s “three strikes law,” a defendant convicted of a third “serious or violent” felony can be sentenced to 25-years-to-life in state prison. (Cal. Penal Code § 667 (2017).)
  • Hate crimes. Many states have hate-crime laws. Generally, these laws enhance the penalties for crimes when the offender targets the victim because of characteristics like race, ethnicity, gender, nationality origin, disability, and sexual orientation.
  • Gang crimes. In an effort to combat gang-related crime, legislatures in many states passed criminal-street-gang-enhancement laws. Generally, gang enhancements increase the penalties for crimes committed for the benefit of or in association with a criminal street gang. ( Lawyers.com)

Death Penalty

Reversing course, L.A. County DA Gascón says he will issue sentencing enhancements in certain crimes.

The Recall Process

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