Progressive Los Angeles prosecutor facing intense recall effort

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By Alex Henderson After the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, former San Francisco Police Chief George Gascón campaigned for Los Angeles County district attorney on a platform of criminal justice reform — and he won with 54% of the vote. But now, there is a movement to recall the 68-year-old prosecutor in response to the crime wave L.A. has been suffering. In California, it isn’t very hard to recall an elected official. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom was targeted for a recall in 2021, and he not only survived the recall, but crushed his main challenger, far-right radio host …

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