In 2020, after Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon won office with nearly 54% of the vote, advocates for so-called reforms in the criminal justice system could exhale.
With he runs for reelection in 2024, however, Gascon’s sweet ride may come to an abrupt halt. During his tenure, Angelenos have become more concerned about crime, not less. Incarceration is not the dirty word it once was.
According to the Public Policy Institute of California, violent crime in California rose by 5.7% between 2021 and 2022.
Critics point to Proposition 47, a ballot measure approved by voters in…