Soros Dumps Another $2.5 Million into George Gascón’s Race for Los Angeles DA
The California Globe has the scoop. Gascón is running on a promise of turning our court system upside down’ This is the hard left’s counter to President Trump’s very successful push nto put Costitutionalist judges on the Federal Courts. The judges can’t rule on anything if the DA doesn’t bring anything to trail.
In 2018, billionaire oligarch George Soros funded the campaigns of leftist District Attorney challengers across the United States. In California alone, Soros spent $3,625,000 on DA races in Sacramento, San Diego, Alameda, Marin and Contra Costa counties.
Flash forward to 2020: Soros has already funded more than $2.5 million of George Gascón’s race for Los Angeles District Attorney. “The infusion of dark money in these races, usually in the final months before a primary or general election, makes a huge impact,” Michele Hanisee, President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, recently wrote. “District attorney elections are typically minimally funded, local races. The last-minute spending by these PACs leaves opposing candidates with scant time to raise a corresponding amount of cash to respond.”
As Los Angeles District Attorney since 2012, Jackie Lacey is being challenged by George Gascón, who left the San Francisco District Attorney’s office to move to Los Angeles and run against Lacey.
The heart of the matter in this race is the heated debate over “police killings” and calls for DAs to prosecute more cops. Gascón calls himself a “criminal justice reformer,” and promises he will prosecute fewer people as DA.
The “reformer” campaigns portray police as agents of a racist law enforcement system that imprisons more blacks and minorities, and targets blacks and minorities for police harassment and abuse.
Black Lives Matter is supporting Gascón, “over the first Black district attorney in the nation’s most populous county, for failing to prosecute police officers who kill civilians,” NBC News reported. “We’ve tried everything with her,” said Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter-L.A. “We had a deep desire to have things be different.”
As California Globe recently reported, “Gascón is the architect of Proposition 47 which largely decriminalized theft and drug crimes by reducing those crimes and a number of other “non-violent” felonies to misdemeanors; and Prop. 57, which allows early release for “non-violent offenders,” including rape by intoxication of an unconscious person, human trafficking involving a sex act with minors, arson causing great bodily harm, drive-by shooting, assault with a deadly weapon, and hostage taking. These are so-called criminal justice reforms according to Gascón.”
“Gascón is endorsed by Bernie Sanders and Black Lives Matter, and his campaign has already benefited from more than $1 million spent by George Soros to defeat Lacey,” Edward Ring reported at American Greatness recently, before the most recent contributions. “To say Gascón would not support the ability of law enforcement to restore order to the streets of Los Angeles is an understatement.”
Gascón is also endorsed by Gov. Gavin Newsom who appointed Gascón San Francisco District Attorney, even with no prosecutorial experience. Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris also endorsed Gascón.
But a deeper dive into Gascón, his funders and supporters presents a disturbing picture for the man who wants to be the District Attorney of the largest DA’s office in the country.
“Cuban-born George Gascón, 65, was a career police officer before becoming a prosecutor. He joined the LAPD in 1978 after a stint in the Army and, outside of a five-year hiatus as a car salesman, he spent more than 20 years on the force, rising to assistant chief,” LAist reported.
“In 2006 he became police chief of Mesa, Arizona, and in 2009 chief of the San Francisco Police Department. In 2011, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed him San Francisco’s district attorney. Gascón was elected to the post later that year and was re-elected in 2015. He stepped down last fall to run for DA in Los Angeles.”
“Gascón calls himself the true reformer in the race and argues that, under Lacey, the DA’s office ‘has lost its ability to distinguish the dangerous from the nuisance.’ He promises to lock up fewer people than the incumbent.”
Read the whole thing there.