The title of this publish is the headline of a story in the Police Tribune. To say that the “management” of DA George Gascón has been a catastrophe for your complete County, however particularly for black people who find themselves disproportionately victims of violent crime, hardly captures it.
Right here’s how the article begins:
The murder price in Los Angeles County skyrocketed 94 p.c previously two years alone, in keeping with the sheriff.
Grand theft auto offenses are additionally up 59 p.c, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva mentioned throughout a press convention on Wednesday, in keeping with KABC.
Sheriff Villanueva used information from 2019, 2020, and 2021 as an instance the rising development….
[He] mentioned the huge leap in homicides is “in all probability one of many largest jumps ever” wherever within the nation.
The variety of aggravated assaults has additionally elevated practically 12 p.c over the previous two years, in keeping with the Los Angeles Each day Information.
The sheriff mentioned many components have contributed to the crime spikes, together with the hiring freeze the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors positioned on his workplace, KABC reported.
Gosh, perhaps it’s not such a neat thought in any case to freeze, scale back or defund the police.
The sheriff mentioned he’s hoping to fill not less than 800 sworn positions on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division (LASD) this yr, which might bump up the variety of deputies from 9,500 to at about 10,300, KABC reported.
Los Angeles District Legal professional George Gascon’s soft-on-crime legal justice reform insurance policies have additionally contributed to the huge leap in violent crime, Sheriff Villanueva mentioned.
Gascon’s workplace sidestepped that accusation totally in a press release launched after the press convention, KABC reported.
His workplace as a substitute centered on Gascon’s “prime precedence” of “police accountability.”
“He’s working to revive the general public’s religion within the legal authorized system by holding legislation enforcement officers who violate the legislation accountable for his or her crimes,” Gascon’s workplace declared.
Now some may suppose that an explosion of homicide can be the District Legal professional’s prime precedence, however what the heck. For nevertheless which may be, nowhere does Mr. Gascon point out his personal accountability, there apparently being none.
So right here we’re. Homicide practically doubles in simply two years of Gascon’s watch, and he had nothing to do with it. That is what they need you to consider. And you’ll consider it, too, when you’ve got the IQ of a carrot.
In fact the precise proof of the supposed citizen mistrust of police is a unique story:
Regardless of the uptick in violent crime, the variety of complaints on deputies has decreased by 43 p.c over the previous yr at LASD stations the place bodycams have been applied, KABC reported.
Sheriff Villanueva mentioned he’ll proceed increasing use of bodycams all through the sheriff’s workplace.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger mentioned the county’s rising crime price should be curbed, KABC reported.
“The reply to combating crime is twofold, perpetrators should face penalties when breaking the legislation and funding should be directed to help crime prevention methods,” Barger mentioned.
Supervisor Barger may do effectively to recall that the best-proven crime prevention technique we’ve seen over the past a number of many years is to get criminals off the road and maintain them away from civil society. However as a substitute of even whispering this well-established reality, we proceed to see legal justice “reformers” — and more and more, Joe Biden’s Justice Division — wail concerning the “mass incarceration.”