California can’t seem to catch a break. Once America’s paradise, the place is now a leftist hellscape. As of December 7, 2020, California has accelerated its downward spiral into leftist oblivion. Los Angeles is leading the way in making the state an exemplar of leftist degeneracy.
The incoming Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón is planning to end cash bail for many criminal acts and criminal sentences in many cases will be reassessed. Gasón vows to review various cases and resentence defendants who received convictions with enhancements. The new D.A. will also apply a similar standard to individuals convicted with California’s three-strike law, which carries a prison sentence of 25 years to life. According to Gascón’s estimates, this modification in policy could potentially change at least 20,000 cases.
Further, Gascón promised to end the practice of charging juveniles as adults, stop using enhanced sentencing, and implement a ban on prosecutors pursuing the death penalty. The D.A. made it clear that his prosecutors would cease asking for cash bail in any cases involving misdemeanor crimes, on top of felonies that are not considered “serious and violent.”
Bill Melugin, the investigative correspondent of Fox 11 Los Angeles, listed off some of Gascón’s other radical criminal justice policies:
NEW: L.A. County DA George Gascon has issued a directive to prosecutors that the following misdemeanors will be declined for prosecution, with exemptions.
-Disturbing the peace
-Driving without license
Details/exemptions below @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/uVsIC4Dg43
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) December 8, 2020
The Los Angeles Police Protective League, a prominent police union, ripped Gascón’s soft-on-crime agenda.
“As homicides, shooting victims and shots fired into occupied homes soar in Los Angeles, it’s disturbing that Gascón’s first act in office is to explore every avenue possible to release from jail those responsible for this bloodshed,” the union’s board of directors declared in a statement they released on December 7. “These victims and law-abiding residents lost a voice today while criminals and gang members gained an ally in the prosecutor’s office.”
Gascón is not just any D.A. According to Breitbart, he is the recipient of funding from billionaire supervillain George Soros. And he receives funding from Soros for good reason. In addition to his weak criminal justice policies, Gascón promises to aid illegal aliens by lowering their penalties, time spent in jail, and criminal charges pressed against them. All of these measures serve to keep illegal aliens from facing deportations.
This aligned with Gascón’s campaign promise in October to use the Los Angeles D.A. ‘s Office to help illegal aliens evade arrest and deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
Truth be told, I can’t really blame people for wanting to leave California. The state is resembling more and more like a typical Banana Republic that can barely maintain order.
The Black Lives Matter insanity of the past few months has fogged up everyone’s minds. No one can think straight and come to the conclusion that light policing is a recipe for chaos. Proven practices of good governance are no longer valid in this Bizarro World we live in.
The effects of LA’s new crime policies will be quite predictable. Rising crime, blighted neighborhoods, and a general sense of lawlessness will become an everyday part of Los Angeles residents’ lives once the soft on crime regime is consolidated.
It’s highly doubtful that leftists lunatics will understand the insanity of their policies.