Progressive Los Angeles prosecutor facing intense recall effort

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AlterNet

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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