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

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

  By Michele Hanisee . 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 […]

POLITICS | Battle for the Office Los Angeles DA – George Gascon Obscuring his Background

POLITICS | Battle for the Office Los Angeles DA – George Gascon Obscuring his Background

George Gascon, who was previously sanctioned by the San Francisco Ethics Commission and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines for violating campaign finance and ethics laws, today sought to distract from his dismal debate performance on Sunday by attacking Jackie Lacey’s choice of Zoom backgrounds. It’s ironic.  Gascon has spent this whole campaign […]

Race for L.A. DA | George Gascón’s Illegal Retaliation Costs Taxpayer’s $400,000

Race for L.A. DA | George Gascón’s Illegal Retaliation Costs Taxpayer’s $400,000

    By Eric W. Siddall George Gascón’s retaliatory actions against a former San Francisco District Attorney employee, Hank McKenzie, led to a $400,000 payout by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Gascón was sued in federal court for retaliating against multiple whistleblowers after he learned that they reported him to officials for his continuous violation of federal law: […]

POLITICS | The Race for L.A. District Attorney – George Gascón Exposed as an Opportunist

POLITICS | The Race for L.A. District Attorney – George Gascón Exposed as an Opportunist

By Eric W. Siddal  . In a blistering commentary, former Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard Parks outlined George Gascón’s actions as an LAPD Command Officer and told the public, ” DA Candidate George Gascon is Not Who He Says He is.” . In support of his conclusion, Parks specifically cited one particular case that “horrified” him while he was serving […]

Why I am voting for Jackie Lacey for Los Angeles District Attorney

Why I am voting for Jackie Lacey for Los Angeles District Attorney

By J.R.   This year we’ll be voting for our county District Attorney. It will most likely come down to Jackie Lacey and George Gascón. I wanted to talk about my family’s experience with Jackie Lacey. In 2013, our daughter (10 years old at the time) was kidnapped. It was a horrific experience for her. […]

New DA Begins The Purge in San Francisco

New DA Begins The Purge in San Francisco

. . . By Michele Hanisee   When George Gascón abandoned his position as San Francisco District Attorney with more than a year left in his term, the law required an election be held to replace him. The winner of that election was a  public defender and former translator for the late Venezuelan dictator President Hugo […]

Commentary | L.A. District Attorney Race – Spewing Falsehoods and Ignoring the Record

Commentary | L.A. District Attorney Race – Spewing Falsehoods and Ignoring the Record

. By Eric Siddall   Once again, Opportunist Candidate Gascón is spewing falsehoods. Ironically, what he titled “Jackie Lacey’s Lie-Laden… TV Performance” is itself a lie. Gascón claims that Jackie Lacey opposed SB 10, bail reform. Actually, she helped rewrite the bill that was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.  Her revisions turned a flawed […]

Los Angeles District Attorney | Is Gascon the Progressive Hero He Claims to Be?

Los Angeles District Attorney | Is Gascon the Progressive Hero He Claims to Be?

. By Eric Siddall   Candidate George Gascon has claimed he will be a progressive district attorney. He often speaks of racial disparities in the criminal justice system and mass incarceration. He talks passionately about how communities of color are arrested and targeted at unacceptable rates. Yet, his record tells a different story. His county […]

Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out – Voters in Los Angeles be warned on this D.A. Candidate

Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out – Voters in Los Angeles be warned on this D.A. Candidate

    By Nancy Tung Although I spent my high school years in a suburb of Los Angeles, I’ve called San Francisco my home for the last 19 years. In 2001, I embarked on my career of public service, joining the California Attorney General’s Office in the Criminal Division and becoming a San Francisco Assistant […]