Breitbart News reports that a campaign to force the recall election of George Soros-backed Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón has gathered 400,000 signatures, more than two-thirds of the number necessary, as public outrage against crime continues to grow.
The petition effort, the second since Gascón took office in December 2020, looks likely to succeed and is gathering momentum in light of high-profile instances of Gascón’s failures. On Thursday, his office declined to prosecute a man who rushed the stage and attacked comedian Dave Chappelle at the Hollywood Bowl earlier in the week, even though he was armed with a knife that was embedded in a replica semi-automatic pistol. Instead, the man will be investigated for a misdemeanor by city authorities.
Earlier this year, Gascón ensured that a criminal who attacked a 10-year-old girl was sentenced to two years in juvenile detention, ensuring he — or she, since the convict changed genders since the crime — will not register as a sex offender.
And late last year, Gascón tried to blame the “system” for the murder of black Philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, who was murdered in her own home during an attempted robbery by a convicted felon who had been released from prison.
Fox News reported on Wednesday that the recall campaign has collected more than 400,000 signatures and raised $6 million. The campaign needs 566,857 signatures – 10% of registered voters — by the July 6 deadline to put the recall on November’s ballot.