LA County DA Gascón slams ‘conservative media,’ ‘tough-on-crime types’ amid backlash from crime victims

LA County DA Gascón slams ‘conservative media,’ ‘tough-on-crime types’ amid backlash from crime victims

By Stephen Sorace 

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón slammed what he called “conservative media” and “tough-on-crime types” for the backlash against his sweeping criminal justice reforms as he faces a recall effort from the families of victims.

Gascón took office in December and announced a slew of changes including stopping the use of sentencing enhancements, restricting when prosecutors can hold defendants without bail, ending the use of the death penalty in L.A. County and banning the practice of trying juveniles as adults.

Many critics have argued the reforms prioritize criminals over their victims. But Gascón pushed back Wednesday, declaring “reform will prevail.”

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