District Attorneys from all over California is absolutely enraged at our LA County District Attorney George Gascon.
Fresno DA Lisa Smittcamp is the latest DA to publicly denounce Gascon's motives and directives. She called in to talk to John & Ken about a letter she sent to Gascon claiming he is "wreaking havoc on crime victims and ignoring their constitutional rights"
Smittcamp wrote: "Your special directives are extreme, and they are already wreaking havoc on crime victims and ignoring their constitutional rights. Your lack of concern for victims' 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."
She noted that they had served as district attorneys at the same time - - she in Fresno County and he as district attorney in San Francisco before his election last November as Los Angeles County's chief prosecutor -- but that the two have never met and that she wasn't sure that they share much in common.
"I would like to better understand your thoughts and goals," Smittcamp wrote. "I would like to know how you foresee your plans being beneficial to your county and this state, because no matter how many angles I have tried to see it, it all ends up with more crime, less accountability, less responsibility, more victims, more addiction, more mental illness and California continuing to struggle."
Listen to John & Ken talk to Fresno DA Lisa Smittcamp below as many CA District Attorneys are concerned about the implications of having George Gascon as LA County DA.