LA Deputy DA slams his woke boss George Gascon for encouraging thugs to ‘commit more crimes’
Los Angeles’ deputy district attorney has slammed his boss George Gascon as a cheerleader for criminals who encourages them to ‘commit more crimes’.
Shea Sanna claimed the 68-year-old DA is a ‘criminal’s ‘champ’ and neglects the need for ‘public safety’ and residents’ feelings with his woke policies.
He also said he has made it hard for their office to do their job because ‘as soon as we catch a perpetrator, we have to release them’ – which has led to low morale.
It comes as Gascon faces a second recall effort in less than a year to remove him from office over his controversial policies.
The latest one has more than half a million signatures and looks more promising for furious residents than the September one which ultimately failed.
The district attorney has come under fire in recent months for a spate of soft sentences for violent criminals that has promoted outrage.
One of the most prominent was a hit-and-run driver, 17, smashing into a mother and her child who was handed just five to seven months in a juvenile camp.
Meanwhile, in a damning indictment of how his soft justice has set in, a thug who killed three people cited Gascon in a bid to get a manslaughter charge.
The inmate was overheard telling his mother he was hoping to cut a plea deal before the DA was recalled to land up to just 12 years’ in prison.
Deputy DA Shea Sanna said woke DA George Gascon is a cheerleader for criminals and encourages them to ‘commit more crimes.’ He said: ‘George Gascon will be [criminal’s] champ. He’s in your corner, not the victims, and not the people, and not for public safety’
Sanna slammed his policies, telling Fox News: ‘He’s in [criminals’] corner, not the victims, and not the people, and not for public safety.
‘It’s just hard to do our job because as soon as we catch a perpetrator, we have to release them.’
He also said criminals are ‘not stupid’ and know that Gascon will not increase their charges if they bail on court. So, why come to court?
‘You’re not going to be punished. And while you’re out on bond or [own recognizance], why not commit more crimes because you’re not going to be punished? ‘And if you do get caught, you’re going to get a light sentence.’
It is not clear the relationship between Sanna – who has been a lawyer for six years – and Gascon, but they are believed to have worked together since the latter became DA in 2020.
When Gascon took office in 2020, he drastically changed prosecution rules, including getting rid of sentence enhancements for guns and gangs.
The change also took place retroactively, leading to many criminals with life sentences being reduced significantly.
Californians have become fed up with Gascon’s reforms and the DA now faces a potential recall – potentially following San Francisco’s woke DA Chesa Boudin.
One of the biggest backlash against Gascon came during the case of a juvenile driving into a mother and her child.
The thug, 17, was sentenced to just five to seven months in a probationary camp despite shocking video showing the near-death collision.
Last week, the LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, 59, called out Gascon for ‘claiming the Sheriff’s Department was okay with the lightweight sentencing’.
Gascon suggested the Sheriff’s Department had agreed with the charges, together with the DA’s office, but Villanueva denied it. Gascon later corrected his statement.
Prosecutors describe probation camps as ‘less than a military school and a little bit tougher than a summer camp.’
But Gascon’s office hit back saying said juvenile justice was intended to ‘rehabilitate young people.’
A 17-year-old hit a mother and her child while high on drugs. He reportedly intentionally veered the car toward her and speed up before hitting her and her child. Rachel suffered lacerations and bruises on her body, but her child was unharmed
The DA was recently called out by the LA County Sheriff for the ‘lightweight sentence’ and said the LASD had nothing to do with the five to seven month probation camp sentencing. Many said the teen got off too easy for the horrific crime
He has also been criticized recently as prison phone calls are being leaked, with many talking to loved ones about cutting a deal with Gascon’s office.
The offenders seek lesser charges and time as murderers seek to reduce their life without parole to the potential of getting out early.
Another juvenile case that caused national outrage toward Gascon was Hannah Tubbs, a transgender criminal who allegedly sexually assaulted a girl in the woman’s restaurant at a Denny’s as a teenager in 2014. The 26-year-old was tried as a juvenile, despite being eight years over the legal age.
Tubbs was sentenced to two years in a juvenile facility, despite being found guilty of sexually assaulting a minor and had been accused of assaulting a four-year-old the year before.
Gascon said he was concerned Tubbs could be victimized due to her gender identity in an adult facility.
Hannah Tubbs, 26, who is transgender, was sentenced as a juvenile at the age of 26 for a sexual assault she committed as a teen in a Denny’s bathroom. Outrage sparked nationally over her case, as many believed the two year sentence was not harsh enough and worried a 26-year-old assault in a juvenile facility was dangerous
Tubbs has since also been charged with a 2019 murder and is currently being house in a men’s facility and is being referred as James, her birthname.
However, Gascon’s woke policy help more than just incoming criminals, but convicts already locked up.
Earlier this week, Fox News revealed a recorded phone call between a prisoner and gang member Willie Wilkerson and his mother. Wilkerson, who is in jail while he awaits his next court hearing, has been accused of killing a 21-year-old and faces and two others.
He was overheard telling his mother that he is hoping to cut a plea deal with Gascon – before the DA potentially faces recall – to get the charges dropped to manslaughter, which ‘only carries six, nine, and 12 [years].’
‘I told you last time that [Wilkerson’s defense attorney] wanna hurry up and try to get something did before they re-elect somebody else besides Gascon and bring back that bulls**t life without parole and death penalty.’
Under Gascon’s policies, Wilkerson didn’t receive gun or gang or special enhancements to his charges that could have enhanced his possible sentence to life without parole, which Wilkerson indicated he was worried about to his mother.
He said in a leaked phone recording obtained by FOX News he plans to get Gascon’s name tattooed to his face
Willie Wilkerson (left) is hoping to cut a plea deal with Gascon before he faces a potential recall. He is currently in jail on murder charges for three deaths. Meanwhile Luis Angel Hernandez (right) got a reduced sentence from life without parole to 25 years after Gascon took off, taking off all his gun and gang enhancements originally imposed due to Gascon’s policies
Gascon’s changes started in 2020, when he was sworn in and it restricts prosecutors from adding on enhancements or giving the death penalties.
Another murderer Luis Angel Hernandez praised Gascon’s changes, which changed his sentence from life without parole to 25 years.
Hernandez, who is currently serving time for shooting and killing a delivery person for a marijuana delivery service during an armed robbery in 2018, had faced sentencing enhancements which would have added to his prison sentence.
But when Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon took office, all of the sentencing enhancements lobbied against Hernandez were dropped.
The gang member also joked he would get the DA’s name tattooed on his face in celebration.
In a leaked phone call from prison exclusively obtained by FOX News, Hernandez could be heard praising Gascon for the change, saying: ‘I’m going to get that n*****’s name on my face. That’s a champ right there.
‘F****** Gascon,’ Hernandez could be heard saying in the audio, which was featured in a Tucker Carlson series about the rising crime in the City of Angels. ‘That’s the n***** right there, bro. He’s making historic changes for all of us, bro.’
Hernandez had originally faced sentencing enhancements for being a gang member, using a firearm in the commission of a crime and for the ‘special circumstance’ of committing murder during an armed robbery for the 2018 incident.
‘This s*** looking real good,’ Hernandez says, noting: ‘Now we got a new DA in LA so they’re going to drop a gang of, um, like my gun enhancement, my gang enhancement.
‘My gang enhancement is 10 years, fool, for being a gang member,’ he says. ‘And then the gun in the commission of a crime.
‘I’m just grateful, fool. Like I got good news off that s***.
‘They’re like ‘You coming home, blood.’ They already told me, my lawyer told me ‘You’re coming home,’ Hernandez says. It is unclear who he is speaking to.