“We are not focused on victims, we are not focused on public safety, and in Los Angeles County you know, my boss, George Gascón, has a soft spot for criminals,” John McKinney told “America’s Newsroom” co-hosts Dana Perino and Bill Hemmer.
McKinney went on to say the Gascón is on a mission to raise his “stature” nationally as a criminal reformer and is doing so by “leading in favor of criminals” rather than victims.
“He has created an environment where crime thrives here in Los Angeles County by explicitly telling the criminal community you can commit crimes, certain crimes I will not prosecute you at all,” said McKinney.
The LA County deputy district attorney added that Gascón has made a number of prosecutorial decisions that have made the city less safe, including, “down-charging” violent crimes, failing to prosecute theft crimes, gun crimes, and advocating for people to be released with minimal or no bail.
“It’s just a mess here in Los Angeles County and it happened so quickly,” added McKinney.
After a homeless man identified as Shawn Laval Smith allegedly knifed 24-year-old Brianna Kupfer in an upscale California furniture store, longtime LA prosecutor Jon Hatami also spoke out, urging voters to pay close attention to D.A. races in their communities and choose qualified candidates.