Soros-Funded Gascon Requests Death Penalty Be Reversed for Murderer of Two Students
The deaths were from a car hijacking in the parking lot of a grocery store
Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón has requested that a local judge reverse the death penalty handed down to a murderer who executed two innocent college students.
The deaths were from a car hijacking in the parking lot of a grocery store in 1994.
The Soros-funded prosecutor voted to end the death penalty when he took office.
He continues to pursue that goal, despite a massive crime wave and a likely recall election in November, the result of the largest-ever petition drive in Los Angeles County among angry residents.
The Los Angeles Daily News reported Wednesday:
"In a 264-page resentencing recommendation filed earlier this month in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Gascón said Raymond Oscar Butler, who was 18 when he killed Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura, should instead be resentenced to life in prison without parol."
He added that it was "because at the time he suffered “significant, cognitive impairment."
This meant his brain was not developed enough to regulate his behavior."
“District Attorney Gascón remains committed to ending the death penalty in Los Angeles because it is racist in its application, morally untenable, irreversible, expensive."
"And it has never been shown to deter crime,” Risling said.
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Eric Siddall, vice president of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, which represents about 800 Los Angeles County prosecutors, said Gascón position is at odds with jurisprudence.
This is not the first case in which Gascón has sought a reduced sentence.
Shortly after taking office, Gascón sought reduced penalties for a man accused of murdering two people.
Including Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputy Joseph Solano.
Gascón has only continued to advocate for reduced sentences since then.
This isoften over the objections of his own prosecutors.
Few elected Democrats have spoken out against him, including Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who endorsed Gascón in 2020 and appointed him as local district attorney during his tenure as mayor of San Francisco.
Gascón presided over that city’s descent into petty crime, homelessness, and open-air drug use before coming to Los Angeles to challenge incumbent Jackie Lacey.
Lacey had been the first black woman to hold the job but was faulted by Black Lives Matter for supporting law enforcement.