With Crime Surging, Reform California Backs Recall Against LA District Attorney George Gascon

With Crime Surging, Reform California Backs Recall Against LA District Attorney George Gascon

With crime surging throughout Los Angeles county, a recall has been launched to remove District Attorney George Gascon from office for refusing to prosecute and punish criminals

In 2020 George Gascon narrowly won the race for Los Angeles District Attorney by claiming that the criminal justice system was a racist institution, police officers abused their powers too much, and criminals needed “restorative justice” rather than punishment. Less than halfway through his term, Los Angeles is being rocked by skyrocketing crime – from smash-and-grab robberies to a wave of violence and homicides.

Gascon has repeatedly declined to press charges against criminals and has consistently sought minimal or no punishment for those who are charged. Worse, Gascon’s office is facilitating no-bail release of criminals while they await trial.

Now concerned citizens are banding together to remove Gascon from office using the Recall process and replace him with a District Attorney who will get tough on crime.

This week the recall against George Gascon got a boost when Reform California headed by Carl DeMaio announced their endorsement of the effort. Reform California is the largest grassroots activist organization in the state and has a track record of success with recalls.

“We support the recall of this dangerous coddle-the-criminal politician from office not only for the safety of Los Angeles residents, but because ending his political career with this Recall will send a message statewide and nationally that voters reject coddle-the-criminal policies of the Left,” said DeMaio.

Supporters need to collect more than half-a-million signatures of voters registered in Los Angeles county and have an early summer deadline to hit to get the Recall on the November 2022 ballot.

In announcing his endorsement of the Recall against George Gascon, DeMaio had Recall proponent Steve Cooley (himself a former Los Angeles District Attorney) on his radio show to discuss the campaign (full interview segment below).

If you are a registered voter in Los Angeles county, we urge you to immediate download and sign the petition ASAP and help collect signatures before the deadline. Or consider contributing to the campaign directly.

Petition website: www.recalldageorgegascon.com/petition/

Contribute to this fight HERE!

Carl DeMaio Announces Win in Fight to Block Placement of Sexually Violent Predator

Carl DeMaio Announces Win in Fight to Block Placement of Sexually Violent Predator

It’s official! San Diego County officials are withdrawing their reckless proposal to place a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) in Rancho Bernardo. 

The move came just hours after former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio held a press conference to release a letter from the owners of the proposed placement property telling the Judge in the case that they had changed their minds and no longer wanted to lease their property for use by a Sexually Violent Predator.

DeMaio, who has been spearheading a citizens’ revolt against the proposed placement, had negotiated with the owners to convince them to rescind their property offer. DeMaio credits the immediate outpouring of public comments against the proposal as the key to educating the property owners and sending the message to politicians who were blindly allowing these reckless placements in family communities.

While the Rancho Bernardo community can celebrate this win, DeMaio says the fight is far from over.

“While we are very pleased that the placement of this Sexually Violent Predator in Rancho Bernardo has been withdrawn, we worry about which neighborhood will be targeted next,” DeMaio shares.

“That’s why we will continue to demand reforms to the criminal justice system so that no family neighborhood will ever be targeted to receive any Sexually Violent Predators in their area,” DeMaio promises.

DeMaio is urging all San Diego voters concerned with the placement of Sexually Violent Predators to immediately contact the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to ask them to pass a reform package imposing greater accountability on site reviews for SVP placement. 

Specifically DeMaio is asking voters to write their representatives asking them to support a proposal (Agenda Item 3) docketed at the upcoming October 5 meeting by County Supervisor Jim Desmond that will begin the process of reform. (See contact information below) 

“Jim Desmond’s proposal is a great first step in fighting any future placements of Sexually Violent Predators and we need to get every voter in San Diego to communicate immediately to their representatives that they need to support Desmond’s proposal,” DeMaio says. 

DeMaio says voters should focus on communicating with District 3 County Supervisor Terra Lawsom-Remer because she’s been weak on the issue of Sexually Violent Predators in the past. 

“Just a few weeks ago Terra Lawson-Remer was saying that Sexually Violent Predators deserved privacy and she voted against public testimony in court proceedings regarding SVP placement – so I do not know if we can really count on her to vote responsibly on this issue,” DeMaio warned. 

After the County Board of Supervisors votes, DeMaio says the next step is to fight for changes in state law. DeMaio is working with public safety advocates on developing ideas to propose in the coming weeks. 

To join the fight against Sexually Violent Predators, sign up at www.StopSexualPredators.org 

Contact for Terra Lawson-Remer (District 3)

[email protected]
Phone: 619-531-5533

Contacts for all County Board of Supervisors

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/general/bos.html