by Damjan Tutarkov
Less than three months into office, Los Angeles County’s progressive district attorney George Gascon is already facing a recall initiative led by families of crime victims.
The recall effort: Shortly after taking office, Gascon issued a special order that, among other things, eliminates the death penalty, cash bail, and sentencing enhancements. On the last issue, Gascon partly reversed course Friday and said in some cases prosecutors will be allowed to pursue sentencing enhancements, which allows for stricter punishment against certain violent offenders.
Gascon’s actions were met with backlash from people concerned the policies would lead to the release of violent criminals.
Over the weekend, families of crime victims launched a recall petition after gathering the 20 minimum signatures to formally begin the initiative, according to Fox News.