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LA Mayor Candidates Joe Buscaino, Craig Greiwe and LA County Sheriff’s Candidate Matt Rodriguez Go On Record to Officially Support DA Gascon Recall

It was a busy week for the campaign to recall District Attorney George Gascon.

Everyone from Hollywood heavy hitters to high-profile political candidates came out publicly to support the first steps in removing the pro-criminal-Soros-backed DA who has single-handedly become responsible for the astronomical rise in crime in L.A. County.

LA city Mayor candidates Craig Greiwe and Joe Buscaino both released statements on February 1st.

L.A. City Mayor candidate Craig Greiwe announced his support this week for the recall of DA Gascon.

“Gascón was a failure in San Francisco, and he is a failure in Los Angeles. His policies make Angelenos more unsafe by the day. Most importantly, he is refusing to perform his constitutional duty to prosecute crimes against the people of this city. When an elected official refuses to do his or her job, they should be removed from that job. This is not about policy; this is an abandonment of duty to all Angelenos,” said Greiwe.

Greiwe also explains that rather than focusing on smart policies that allow for case-by-case evaluations, Gascón has issued blanket pronouncements that hurt all Angelenos. He has removed prosecutorial discretion and victim input when it comes to trying juveniles as adults, parole, and other critical issues. Gascón’s leadership Greiwe believes is the most divisive failure in LA, as he pins people against each other instead of working to unite them, which has ultimately led his staff to sue him for his failed policies. If elected as Mayor of LA, Greiwe pledges that he will do everything in his power to restore public safety. By promoting sound and meaningful criminal justice reform and counteracting Gascón’s radical agenda, Greiwe asserts that he will create positive change for LA.

Additionally, former LA Council man and former LAPD Joe Buscaino said in his public statement released on Twitter Gascón’s policies have “emboldened criminals, shunned victims’ rights and have made our communities more dangerous for everyone.”

“I believe in criminal justice reform. I believe in providing additional services and rehabilitation. But what George Gascón is doing is not that,” Buscaino said in the video. “He’s letting criminals out of prison early and offering lenient sentences. He’s not doing the one job he was elected to do by the people of Los Angeles — prosecute crime.” Buscaino said.

L.A. County Sheriff’s candidate Matt Rodriguez has been openly critical of DA Gascon’s policies and also officially came out in support of the recall this week.

“When I first started my campaign I wanted to stay out of the recall business. But now that people are being murdered in their homes, at work, and in the streets all across LA County, I can no longer stand idle. George Gascon isn’t reforming the justice system, he’s destroying it. There is no justice in his policies. Neither he, nor the current Sheriff, are doing anything about the violent crime in the streets, so I will. I support the recall of George Gascon and will soon be signing the recall petition”.

Matt Rodriguez is the only opposing L.A. County Sheriff’s candidate to support and sign the recall petition for District Attorney George Gascon.

Rodriguez signed the petition in person in Whittier Saturday.

No other opposing Sheriff’s candidate other than Rodriguez, who has an impressive 32 year history in law enforcement as a Captain with LA County Sheriff’s Department and as Police Chief of Santa Paula, has stepped up to support the recall.

This is the second attempt to oust Gascón from office. The first attempt halted in September 2021 due to underfunding, at which time, organizers re-structured and raised significantly more money with the backing of an impressive list of high-profile donors and the filing of a new petition. Throughout the time of the first recall attempt starting with the February 28th, 2021 recall kick-off event in front of the Hall of Justice, 31 cities have voted “No Confidence” in DA Gascon’s policies.
The DA Gascon recall petition was approved January 27th and needs about 560,000 signatures by July 6th, 2021.

Cece Woods

The Current Report Editor in Chief Cece Woods started The Local Malibu, an activism based platform in 2014. The publication was instrumental in the success of pro-preservation ballot measures and seating five top vote-getters in the Malibu City Council elections.

During the summer of 2018, Woods exposed the two-year law enforcement cover-up in the Malibu Creek State Park Shootings, and a few short months later provided the most comprehensive local news coverage during the Woolsey Fire attracting over 1 million hits across her social media platforms. Woods also founded Malibu based 90265 Magazine and Cali Mag devoted to the authentic southern California lifestyle.

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