Dear Torrance City Council:
First of all, I wish to commend Councilman George Chen for taking the lead to seek an agenda item for a Resolution of No Confidence in LA County District Attorney George Gascon. There can be no delay for the city to go on record demanding the removal of that despicable partisan masquerading as a the chief law enforcement officer/prosecutor in Los Angeles County.
From LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva to retired LA County District Attorney Steve Cooley, there is a wide consensus of elected officials, current and retired, who recognize that George Gascon is neither qualified nor equipped to serve as the District Attorney for the most populous county in the United States. His reckless disregard for the law, his utopian commitments to dismantling the execution of justice in name of "social justice", and his flagrant disdain for the residents of this county have made him a dangerous laughingstock to the entire county.
I just received word that in addition to dismantling the Hardcore Gang Crimes prosecution unit in the LA County DA's office, Gascon has disbanded The Los Angeles County District Attorneys Investigator’s Special Enforcement Team (SET). This unit was responsible for apprehending sexual predators who have failed register as sex offenders in the county. This is extremely alarming!
As a cursory reminder, Gascon has also done (or failed to do) the following:
Deputy prosecutors in his own office have publicly denounced him, too:
Crime has taken on some unsettling trends in Los Angeles County and District Attorney George Gascón has received some backlash for his response to it. Gascón speaks with @LesterHoltNBC about reforming the city’s criminal justice system. pic.twitter.com/8PhGVE0W4K— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) May 26, 2021
Regarding Gascon's decision to reinvestigate officer-involved shootings, Gascon brought in a criminal defense attorney, and Gascon was going to allow this defense attorney to continue representing other criminal defendants at the same time. This is a massive conflict of interest, a blatant abuse of power, and a corruption of justice. A judge had to weigh in on this decision and order the attorney to drop representation for other defendants.
Gascon must receive a Vote of No Confidence from the city of Torrance.
Why George Gascón’s Pick to Review Officer Misconduct Is Generating Controversy https://t.co/l81jRvv3aP— LAPD Authors (@Angel_City_Buzz) May 28, 2021
for your time.
For anyone else reading this post ...
Please contact the Torrance City Council, and urge them to support the Resolution of No Confidence in George Gascon. We need four votes on the council to support this resolution, and just because a clear majority of of the members supported an agenda item does not mean that they will vote for it in the end.
Here's the email address to submit public comment for the meeting:
Here are the contacts for the city councilmembers individually:
Pat Furey (email@example.com);
George Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Aurelio Mattucci (email@example.com);
Sharon Kalani (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mike Griffiths (email@example.com);
Heidi Ashcraft (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Phone: (310) 618-2801