Gascón laughing at victims
"Crime has taken on some unsettling trends in Los Angeles County and District Attorney George Gascón has received some backlash for his response to it." Gascón speaks with @LesterHoltNBC about reforming the city’s criminal justice system.
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Startling surge in L.A. bloodshed as COVID-19 fades: ‘Too many guns in too many hands’
Preliminary data from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department show that homicides in surrounding areas increased by more than 113% in the first three months of this year, with 64 killings, compared with 30 during the same period in 2020. Aggravated assaults with guns, including shootings, jumped 82% during that time, from 255 to 465.
Among the most notable increases came in violent crimes against people of Jewish descent (89%), Asian descent (32%), and persons of Middle Eastern descent (142%).