Victims’ rights advocates launched an effort Saturday to recall Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón, the George Soros-backed prosecutor whose radical policies have upended the criminal justice system in the county.
Representatives for the Recall George Gascón campaign include victims’ rights advocates, former law enforcement officials, and current and former prosecutors. Former L.A. Councilman Dennis Zine is listed as the chairman and former county Supervisor Michael Antonovich is an honorary chairman.
The recall effort cannot kick off until March 8 because a public official must be in office 90 days before a recall can be launched. Advocates will have 160 days to collect the signatures of 10% of the county’s more than 5.8 million registered voters.
Gascón, who was a “progressive” district attorney in San Francisco during a period in which the city saw rising concerns about drug abuse and petty crime, received millions of dollars from billionaire agitator Soros, who has backed left-wing prosecutors across the nation in an attempt to impose radical criminal justice reforms.
Gascón took office in December vowing to end cash bail, prohibit the use of the death penalty, and end sentence enhancements for crimes committed in aggravating circumstances. His efforts to seek a milder sentence for a suspect accused of a double murder, including that of L.A. Sherrif’s Deputy Gilbert Solano, rightfully provoked outrage from the victim’s family and from victims’ rights advocates.