POLITICS | DA Race Los Angeles – George Gascón: A Political Chameleon


By Michele Hanisee
Gascon Flip Flops on Death Penalty

George Gascón panders to progressive audiences by claiming to support efforts to defund the police and moral opposition to the death penalty.  The truth is Gascón’s positioning on the death penalty depends on his audience.

During an interview with the ADDA, Gascón was specifically asked if he would change the LADA policy on the death penalty if elected.  Gascon stated he would evaluate each case on its own merits, but did not think it was probable he would employ the death penalty because he was concerned about the practical implications of seeking death. However, he equivocated on a complete ban on its use.
Only nine months later, to a progressive forum, he stated he was morally and practically against the death penalty. No equivocation.  Once again, Gascón’s political opportunism has shown through. Each audience gets its own message.

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.

Michele Hanisee is President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, the collective bargaining agent representing nearly 1,000 Deputy District Attorneys who work for the County of Los Angeles.
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Michael A.
Michael A.
10 months ago

He’s perfect for California and Los Angeles! He’s got the Spanish sounding name and he’s a brain dead liberal. PUURRRRFFECCTION.

C. Collier
C. Collier
10 months ago

Gascon: APPOINTED as Chief of SFPD by none other than Adolf Newsom.

APPOINTED as SF District Attorney by, wait for it…..Adolf Newsom.

I think that says enough. Your only viable, reasonable candidate is Jackie Lacey.