If you had any doubt as to how far left Los Angeles has moved in recent years, the newly sworn-in District Attorney, George Gascon, has announced a series of changes that have stunned even some committed civil libertarians.
Gascon says his office will no longer prosecute trespassing, disturbing the peace, making criminal threats, drug possession, drinking in public, loitering to commit prostitution, and resisting arrest – among numerous other crimes.
And, most dramatically, he says that not only will he abolish the use of the death penalty in Los Angeles, but he will also seek to have all those on already death row resentenced to life in prison.
Gascon states in the new Death Penalty Policy he just issued to his prosecutors that, “Racism and the death penalty are inextricably intertwined.”
Please watch the below video of Gascon announcing his position on abolishing the use of the death penalty and then share your thoughts in the comment section on this page.
— George Gascón (@LADAOffice) December 11, 2020