Far-Left Los Angeles District Attorney to Review About 30,000 Criminal Sentences

George Gascon (D-Calif.), the District Attorney of Los Angeles who is backed by far-left billionaire George Soros, has announced a brand new “Resentencing Unit” that will review up to 30,000 criminal sentences to determine if any of them should be redone or lowered, according to Breitbart.

Gascon first announced the initiative in a letter sent to a far-left activist group called Unite the People, a group that advocates for reducing criminal sentences for such crimes as illegal gun use or being in a gang. Gascon says his office is in the process of recruiting staffers for the new Resentencing Unit, and that it will begin processing the sentences once it has created its own list of criteria and established an “order of priority.”

Gascon explicitly said upon taking office that he would order an “expedited review” of “20,000-30,000 cases,” claiming that these cases had ended with “out-of-policy sentences.” He campaigned on a platform that promised to “reform” the criminal justice system in Los Angeles, one of the largest and most crime-ridden cities in the world. He has already claimed to have reduced prison sentences by a cumulative total of 8,000 years in his first 100 days in office.

With the help of millions of dollars in donations from George Soros, Gascon defeated incumbent District Attorney Jackie Lacey (D-Calif.). As a result of his radical policies that overwhelmingly favor criminals rather than victims, a recall effort has been launched against him, with the combined efforts of victims’ rights advocates and current and former law enforcement officials.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: San Francisco district attorney George Gascon in February 2019, announcing that his office was automatically clearing every marijuana-related conviction eligible for resentencing or expungement under Proposition 64. Gascon has proposed a sentencing review unit to revisit past excessive sentences. (Photo by Liz Hafalia/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

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