Delusional: George Gascón insists LA County safer ‘in some areas’ due to his criminal-friendly policies

Facing a potential recall for his woke policies and light sentences, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón went on local station KTLA 5 on Saturday and claimed L.A. county is, at least in some areas, safer for his measures, even as Angelinos saw over the past year an 8.6% rise in violent crime.

Gascón joined anchors Lynette Romero and Mark Meester, and when pressed about whether or not his policies have made the county safer, he answered, “Yeah, in some areas it is.”

“I think it’s important to start out by saying that I was a police officer for many years before I was the district attorney,” he stated. “I know how to keep communities safe.”


(VIDEO: KTLA 5)

Really?

There’s a mom named Rachel who would beg to differ.

As American Wire reported earlier this month, Rachel was pushing a stroller with her 10-month-old baby inside down the street when a 16-year-old Los Angeles teen, out on felony probation for trying to poison a high-school girl and high on drugs, plowed his rental car straight into them.

Gascón declined to charge the felon with assault with a deadly weapon or attempted murder and instead opted to sentence him to five months in a “juvenile probation camp.”

“Not only did you not charge attempted murder that is provable by the driving pattern, you didn’t charge assault with a deadly weapon with a car because it would be a strike on the minor’s record,” Rachel told the DA in a message via Fox News Digital. “Under your policies, minors cannot receive charges that result in a strike offense.”

“This is how you ensure their records can be wiped clean when they turn 18.”

This case came on the heels of Gascón’s prosecution of a 26-year-old transgender woman named Hannah Tubbs as a juvenile and sentencing her to juvenile hall for snatching a 10-year-old girl up by the throat in a Denny’s bathroom, and sexually assaulting her when “she” was an 18-year-old “he” named James Tubbs.

Gascón was forced to “rethink” his wokeness when he discovered Tubbs made some “extremely troubling statements” about his victim following her ludicrously light sentence.

“If we knew about her disregard for the harm she caused, we would have handled this case differently,” he admitted.

But according to Gascón, COVID-19 and homelessness were to blame for L.A.’s crime spike, not his policies.

Besides, he said, crime is up nationwide, so clearly it isn’t his fault.

“We’re coming out of the pandemic that has had a tremendous impact not only on L.A. County, but throughout the nation,” he told KTLA. “The reality is that crime is up around the nation. In fact, some of our neighboring counties per capita are having higher levels of violence than we are.”

As the DA is fighting to save his career, he wanted viewers to really get that crime is “a national problem.”

“There are a lot of things that are not working,” he said. ” I see them. I’m frustrated as much as the next person. It is a national problem. It’s not just an L.A. problem. But L.A. in many ways is actually beginning to come out of it.”

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