Smittcamp unloads on Los Angeles DA over “extreme” policies

One by one California DA’s are refusing to support, help or approve of the pro-crime, pro-anarchy DA of Los Angeles, George Soros-Gascon.

“Tuesday, Smittcamp sent a letter to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announcing that she will refuse to grant him and his office jurisdiction in cases that involve both counties because of a set of special directives he issued shortly after taking office last December. 

“Your Special Directives are extreme, and they are already wreaking havoc on crime victims and ignoring their Constitutional rights,” Smittcamp wrote. “Your lack of concern for victim’s rights and public safety is of great concern to all of us who pride ourselves on protecting those very things. Crime has no boundaries, and these Special Directives will certainly impact areas outside of Los Angeles County.” 

Smittcamp makes a good point.  Criminals see what Soros-Gascon does in Los Angeles and they think they can get away with crimes everywhere in California.  The San Fran DA—Soros-Boudin and L.A. DA Soros-Gascon would be better suited as DA’s for the County of Havana, Cuba, than any American city.

Smittcamp unloads on Los Angeles DA over “extreme” policies

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Daniel Gligich, The Sun,  1/21/21 

Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp is taking issue with the job her counterpart in Los Angeles County is doing – and she isn’t holding back expressing it.

Tuesday, Smittcamp sent a letter to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announcing that she will refuse to grant him and his office jurisdiction in cases that involve both counties because of a set of special directives he issued shortly after taking office last December. 

“Your Special Directives are extreme, and they are already wreaking havoc on crime victims and ignoring their Constitutional rights,” Smittcamp wrote. “Your lack of concern for victim’s rights and public safety is of great concern to all of us who pride ourselves on protecting those very things. Crime has no boundaries, and these Special Directives will certainly impact areas outside of Los Angeles County.” 

Smittcamp’s letter comes after similar efforts from both the Sacramento County and San Diego County district attorneys. San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan revoked Gascon’s jurisdiction in a case of a man who was charged with armed robbery in San Diego County and a murder in downtown Los Angeles in 2019. 

Like Smittcamp, Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert took preventative action and informed Gascon that he will never have jurisdiction in Sacramento County while his policies are active. 

There are four directives in question: 

  1. Elimination of cash bail: Bail is completely eliminated, and the DA’s office will seek detainment for violent offenders. 
  2. Sentencing enhancements: Sentencing enhancements will only be pursued in certain cases such as child abuse, hate crime, elder abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking. 
  3. Crimes involving juveniles: Minors accused of misdemeanors will no longer be prosecuted. 
  4. Resentencing: Resentencing rules have been changed to largely benefit inmates. 

“Criminals, like all human beings, need structure, guidance, authority, rules and order to chart a productive path,” Smittcamp wrote. “Your directives encourage a lack of accountability and responsibility for criminal activity. By discounting their responsibility to be productive members of society, you are hurting them too.” 

Smittcamp said her refusal to grant Gascón jurisdiction is not out of a lack of support for criminal justice reform. 

“I stand in support of meaningful and productive reforms,” Smittcamp wrote. 

However, Smittcamp feels that Gascón’s reforms are not the productive avenues that should be sought out. 

“The criminal justice system is designed so that there is a representative for the People (which includes victims and the community at large), and a representative for the accused,” Smittcamp wrote.

“You are not serving the People by ignoring victims and solely focusing on the mass incarceration you seek to eliminate.”

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Comments

  1. Gotta Gedada Displace says

    EVERYONE reading this in CA needs to contact THEIR county DA and urge them to GET ON BOARD !!

    Same for the other Looney Tune in San Franshitsco) I just e-mailed mine in Orange County.

  2. While I agree with the above, it is also just one more reason to wipe the Democrats from the state.

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