Fearing Recall, George Gascon Charges Known Felon for Brutally Attacking Olympian Kim Glass – Opinion

George Gascon is the disgraced Los Angeles County district attorney and was accused of attacking Olympian Kim Glass.

Following the release of criminal after criminal, light sentencings, and his soft-on-crime policies, Gascon is doing the right thing for once — putting criminals behind bars.

Semeon Tesfamariam was convicted in 2018 and 2019 of felony assault. After a lengthy state sentence, Tesfamariam was released on parole and attacked Glass. Gascon declared Tuesday that:

“This was a brutal, unprovoked attack … Mr. Tesfamariam has a troubling history of attacking apparently random people with dangerous weapons. His behavior appears to have escalated with time.”

As RedState’s Jennifer Oliver O’Connell reported, Tesfamariam is accused of throwing a 10-inch metal bolt at Glass’ face as she was walking near a homeless encampment in Downtown Los Angeles.

Glass explains the horrendous incident as follows:

“As I was leaving lunch, I was outside saying goodbye to a friend and this homeless man ran up. The man had something in his hands, was standing on the curbside of a car, and looked me in the eyes with pretty disgusting eyes. As I tried to explain my suspicions to him, I felt a huge metal bolt-like pipe hitting me. It happened so fast, he literally flung it from the street.”

The witnesses who witnessed the assault helped to detain him until police arrived. He remains in custody without bail at the moment. He is due to appear in court on August 17. If convicted, he could spend up to 11 years prison.

Gascon may have altered his strategy, but this is not a good sign. Gascon is still a pro-crime DA and he’s only putting criminals in jail because he might face a recall election. If the recall does not make it onto the ballot, he would lose. Gascon is likely to be the next recall candidate for San Francisco’s former DA Chesa Boudin.

Because of the ineptness and absence of leadership by Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and Governor Gavin Newsom as well as the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors the homeless problem, particularly Downtown, has escalated.

While the rescue mission are helping, the problem is being made worse by career politicians who make it easier to become homeless. They also block streets with encampments and allow people to walk along the streets and see the open-air drugs market. They need to stop letting them live on the streets. Instead, they need to set up more rehab centers, employ mental health specialists to aid those in crisis, remove them from the streets and restore public space to residents.

Los Angeles County residents have big races on November’s midterms ballot: Gascon recall, LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, and the Gascon recall are all on the ballot. A new measure that was passed by the Board of Supervisors will also be on the ballot. If voters approve, it will give them the ability to remove the Sheriff. Those who live in the City of Los Angeles will additionally have the opportunity to vote for Mayor of LA — and it is important to note that mayoral candidate Rick Caruso is for recalling Gascon, while Karen Bass is against it.

Los Angeles’ voters will vote hopefully to elect career politicians to office.

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