Some people just like the theatrics.
And LA District Attorney George Gascon seems to be setting his sites on an Oscar for the high-profile sh*t show he produced, directed and starred in since being sworn in on December 7th.
Barely three weeks into his term, just as awards season was ramping up, he released his pro-criminal directives disguised as “progressive reform” that has contributed to one of the highest spikes in violent crime Los Angeles has seen in decades.
Gascon’s arrogance is evident upon hearing him speak and quickly mutates into aggression (specifically when cameras are rolling) culminating into an on-screen rant similar to a D list actor who should have walked away a long time ago but couldn’t seem to get enough of the spotlight.
Gascon’s anger, presumably a byproduct of his previous highly publicized failures that followed him to Los Angeles, is specifically directed at victims of crimes their families, instead of the criminals who committed the crime. It is heart wrenching to watch continued trauma inflicted upon the survivors of these heinous crimes as they watch in horror the newly elected District Attorney attempt to dismantle our legal system, dashing any hope of justice for their loved ones by arbitrarily making changes to laws as it suits his ego.
In response to Gascons reckless disregard for the law, the Association of Deputy District Attorneys filed suit against DA Gascon on December 30th alleging that Gascon defied state law and forced rank-and-file prosecutors to violate their oaths of office. The presiding judge, James Chalfant granted an injunction against Gascon for refusing to prosecute Three Strikes Law and special circumstances.
Just days after the ruling, on February 10th in front of the Hall of Justice, Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami and his attorney Brian Claypool, announced Hatami was filing suit against DA Gascon, his “spokesperson” Max Szabo, and the County for; hostile work environment, discrimination, harassment, infliction of emotional distress and statutory employment violations.
Among the statements included in the claim is Szabo’s exceptionally slanderous on-record retort to Fox 11 referring to Hatami’s hostile work environment claims:
“These delusional conspiracy theories raise questions as to one’s fitness to practice law…”.