Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon defended his decision to keep a man out of jail who would go on to become the killer of two police officers, claiming the perpetrator had “no history of violence” despite an attempt by his probation officer to put him back behind bars .
“The outcome in this particular case … was appropriate,” Gascon said during a Tuesday press conference. “[Justin] Flores had no history of violence and very little contact with the criminal justice system for 10 years.”
As a movement to recall him heats up, Gascon took the rare step of commenting on a controversy surrounding his perceived anti-victim policies. In this case, two police officers were shot to death by a felon who would have still been in jail if Gascon had not offered him a plea bargain for a 20-day sentence last year, said former Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley.
In addition, Fox News has reported that Flores had a string of misdemeanor cases between a first-degree burglary felony in 2011 and the June 14 shooting of El Monte police officers Michael Paredes and Joseph Santana. The officers were responding to a 911 call of a possible stabbing in a motel room when they were shot by Flores. Afterward, Flores ran to the parking lot, where additional police officers killed him. As news of the shooting unfolded, Flores’s criminal history was made public, and anger ensued in the community.
“This individual has a record from 2009 all the way up to 2022. He was involved in the criminal justice system for more than 10 years with two felonies, multiple convictions, and firearm violations,” Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami, a frequent Gascon critic, said. “He was an admitted gang member and committing domestic violence against his wife before the […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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