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Jonathan Hatami | Gascón vs. What a DA Should Be

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The primary role and duty of our elected district attorney is to protect the entire community within Los Angeles County. All children deserve a childhood free of crime and abuse.

And, all of us deserve to live in a safe home and neighborhood. This means, the DA must represent the entire public, not a specific political ideology, party, or agenda. The elected DA must be a DA for all Angelenos. The DA must protect us, fight for justice for all of us, and fairly represent us, the people.

The DA should always improve public safety. This is done by prosecuting people who break the law, enforcing punishment and personal accountability, working with law enforcement as partners, actually following and enforcing the laws on the books, and always doing the right thing. The DA must be fair and equal for all, provide a path to reform and second chances for some, and always fight for justice for victims of crime. The DA’s No. 1 job is to make Los Angeles County a better place to live, work and raise a family.

George Gascón has been in office for nine months, and every month violent crime has increased. In Los Angeles County, homicides are up 62.5% according to the Sheriff’s Department. Aggravated assaults, including sexual assaults, are up 11%. Shootings are up over 40%. In the city of Los Angeles, homicides are up 44%, shots fired are up 48%, and people shot are up 44%. That is data and science.

George Gascón........

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