Soros financed L.A. District Attorney George Gascon’s “reforms” have been slapped down by Judge James Chalfant’s in which he barred Gascon from implementing his Soros’ policy of allowing many criminals to walk free.
This is not unusual for Soros financed DAs. All across the country, DAs that he has financed refuse to hold criminals responsible for their crimes.
Gascon promised to end to cash bail, a prohibition against prosecutors seeking the death penalty, an end to sentence enhancements for most aggravating circumstances, and a refusal to prosecute the state’s “three strikes” law.
This makes sense because LA is in desperate need of more criminals on the streets. Would you believe that there are citizens in LQA that have never been assaulted, robbed, or carjacked?
He sought a reduced punishment for a man accused of two murders, including that of L.A. Sheriff’s Department deputy Joseph Solano.
Many prosecutors in California refuse to work with Gascon because of his policies in cases involving multiple jurisdictions because they think criminals should be in prison and not on the streets.
How silly of them. (Sarcasm)
The Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA) of Los Angeles County sued him.
From Breitbart News
As Breitbart News noted last month, Gascón took office after defeating incumbent Jackie Lacey, the first black woman to hold the job. The Black Lives Matter movement portrayed her as insufficiently 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 an end to cash bail, a prohibition against prosecutors seeking the death penalty, an end to sentence enhancements for most aggravating circumstances, and a refusal to prosecute the state’s “three strikes” law.
He sought a reduced punishment for a man accused of two murders, including that of L.A. Sheriff’s Department deputy Joseph Solano. He also refused to seek parole for Manson Family murderer Bruce Davis.
Upon winning his election to be the prosecutor in LA, George Gascon, a George Soros puppet, announced a long list of crimes that he would no longer enforce. Other Soro’s stooges such as LA Mayor Eric Garcetti endorsed Gascon over the incumbent DA, a Black female. Sounds pretty racist and mysongonistic to me.
Much of Gascon’s support came from George Soros, who has backed many of the worst DAs in the country such as Kim Gardner and Kim Foxx. It’s just his way of helping rid the country of law abiding innocent victims by recycling the criminals back on the street. Taking acrap in the middle of the street is now legal in many jurisdictions thanks to Soros and his DAs.
Now, Gascon is working on helping out cop killer. He is dropping all of the ancillary charges against double murderer, Rhett Nelson, who killed a policeman execution style as he waited in line at Jack in the Box. Just the day before Nelson had murdered a skateboarder in cold blood.
Nelson was not eligible for the death penalty and Gascons actions take life without parole off the table. That gives Nelson hope that he will one day be free and able to kill again. Isn’t liberalism great? The only way Gascon will leave anyone in prison is if they commit a truly heinous crime, like voting for a Republican.
From Breitbart News
In June 2019, police say Rhett Nelson shot LASD deputy Joseph Gilbert Solanoin the back of the head while he was waiting in line at an Alhambra Jack in the Box while off-duty.
Police say just one hour before that, Nelson shot and killed 31-year-old Russian skateboarder Dmitry Koltsov. Deputy Solano died in the hospital.
FOX 11 has now confirmed that Gascon’s office is seeking to dismiss all gun enhancements and special circumstances of multiple murders against Nelson. If a judge signs off on the dismissals, life without parole would be off the table for Nelson if he were to be convicted, and he could potentially be released from prison at some point in the future.
Gascón’s office confirmed to Melugin that it is seeking to remove the sentencing enhancements, and justified it by arguing that it was not in the public interest to keep an inmate in prison for life at high cost if he had been rehabilitated.
On Monday, a California judge has ruled partially against the Soros-funded Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón‘s radical criminal justice “reform” package, ruling that some of his directives are in violation of California law and would have placed his deputy district attorneys in legal and ethical jeopardy. Believe it or not, lawyers are held to a standard of ethics, and they get in trouble when they break them.
Superior Court Judge James Chalfant, originally appointed to the Los Angeles Municipal Court by former Governor Pete Wilson in 1996, then elevated to Superior Court in 1998 by Governor Wilson, issued his ruling in response to a lawsuit that was filed by Gascón’s own deputy district attorneys, who argued in the suit that Gascón’s policies, which barred them from being able to apply sentencing enhancements long considered mandatory under California law, would have required them to break California law and their own required ethical obligations. They argued that certain policies are unlawful that require them to not seek sentencing enhancements mandated by California law.
For cases that have already been filed, Judge Chalfant agreed, issuing a preliminary injunction preventing Gascón’s policies from being enforced. It’s important to note that under California law, district attorneys who wish to drop sentencing enhancements have to make representations to a court arguing that certain circumstances exist that call for it, and Judge Chalfant ruled that Gascón’s policy would have forced his district attorneys to lie to the court.
Why is it so difficult for Democrats to follow the law, even when they disagree with it? The law is the law and a District Attorney is of the Executive Branch, which means he/she must “execute” the law the way it is written and only use discretion when it’s allowed in the law. The Executive branch cannot create or change laws. Only the Legislature can do that. Society breaks down when people see elected officials defying the law, making them feel that the law no longer matters. Government officials must get back to setting a better example and stop trying to change laws while executing their duties and responsibilities because of their ideology.
Judge Chalfant also didn’t like that Gascón’s policies don’t account for the effect they would have on the victims of crimes, which is required under California law. Again, why do Democrats always champion the wrong team, in this case, Gascón is fighting for the criminals and forgetting about the damage done to their victims? The judge cited, “There is not a single reference to a concern for victims in the sentencing process” in Gascón’s policies.
Noting that prosecutors normally have wide discretion when doing their job, Chalfant declined to admonish Gascón from enforcing his policies in cases brought in the future. Chalfont didn’t buy into the arguments made by the deputy district attorneys that California law clearly states that prosecutors “shall” seek sentencing requirements in certain cases, that “shall” is not always considered mandatory in legislative statutes and therefore that language is incapable of constraining discretion built into prosecutorial functions. It’s gobbledygook explanations like this that make you scratch your head and wonder how the smartest person in the courtroom is able to read the minds of the legislators who wrote the laws. What a gift, right?
Chalfont also ruled that Gascón’s policies shouldn’t have come as a surprise to the deputy district attorneys since he explicitly ran for office on implementing them. So, if a person runs for District Attorney on the promise to never charge a person accused of murder again, should we just slightly shake our heads and reminisce over how he’s only doing what he campaigned to do? This judge needs to explain to the people of Los Angeles how Gascón’s election victory allows for a legal interpretation of the simple, plain text of California’s laws.
Gascón, who had over $2 million of George Soros’ money to help him get elected, has vowed to appeal the ruling and also promised to adhere to the injunction, for now, until the appeal is decided upon. On top of getting rid of sentencing enhancements, Gascón ran on getting rid of cash bail and reducing the prison population in Los Angeles. How is any of that helping the good people of Los Angeles?