Gascon may be a little bit Sonny Carisi and Rafael Barba rolled into one. A former beat cop who like Sonny Carisi earned his J.D. degree while working as a cop, Gascon quickly rose through the ranks of the LAPD to Assistant Chief of Police.
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Why are cops killing so many Americans and, particularly Black people? One obvious culprit is overcriminalization. In many situations where police end up killing civilians, the police initiate the interactions with the civilians over relatively trivial matters, not as part of any investigation of violent crime.
The Blue Wall of Silence was on a fault line the evening Derek Chauvin’s knee was on George Floyd’s neck. The three other police officers who stood by were trying to keep it from crumbling by barring desperate neighborhood folks from helping a dying man.
It’s been a month since the Association of Deputy District Attorneys of Los Angeles (ADDA) filed suit against LA County DA, George Gascón because of new policies put in place to lower the over-crowding of jails caused by sentencing enhancements and strict parole policies.