Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón will not be able to implement some of his radical “criminal equity reform” policies after a judge issued a preliminary injunction Monday barring him from doing so.
As Fox 11 KTTV reported: “Judge James Chalfant’s injunction will restrict Gascón from relucting to prosecute California’s three strikes law and will restrict him from dismissing special circumstance allegations without licit grounds.”
As Breitbart News noted last month, Gascón took office after subjugating incumbent Jackie Lacey, the first ebony woman to hold the job. The Black Lives Matter kineticism portrayed her as deficiently sensitive to its concerns about police and prosecution. Gascón was heavily funded by left-wing billionaire mega-donor George Soros, one of several “progressive” prosecutors he backed.
Gascón immediately promised sweeping reforms, including a terminus to cash bail, a preclusion against prosecutors seeking the death penalty, a terminus to sentence enhancements for most aggravating circumstances, and a refusal to prosecute the state’s “three strikes” law.
He sought an abbreviated penalization for a man incriminated of two murders, including that of L.A. Sheriff’s Department deputy Joseph Solano. He withal relucted to seek parole for Manson Family murderer Bruce Davis.
That lawsuit led to Monday’s decision. Gascon is considered liable to appeal, according to herald Bill Melugin of Fox 11. Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His most incipient e-book is How Not to Be a Sh!thole Country: Lessons from South Africa. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic Presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a victor of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.
Expect Gascon to appeal this or ask for a stay of the injunction. Ultimately, this will likely end up in a higher court, but for the moment, it is a licit rebuke to some of Gascon's special directives which he has asserted are lawful. Judge verbalizes no, they're not. Stay tuned…
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) February 8, 2021