Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón has hired a new prosecutor who has called the Los Angeles Police Department “barbarians” and wants prisons abolished.
The controversial extremist he hired also happens to have contributed to his campaign.
Fox 11 reports that “during George Floyd’s troubles in Los Angeles, Blacknell called out the LAPD barbarians in a tweet and described them as an occupying army with the hashtag #DefundPolice.”
The new prosecutor also claimed she looted during the violent Rodney King riots in 1992.
“She also reported that the prison is obsolete and called for the abolition of prisons. The former public defender posted on Facebook during the spate of looting in May 2020 that she herself was a looter during the Rodney King riots in 1992. Blacknell shared a post for anyone complaining about the looting from West Hollywood or Santa Monica from “cry me a river”. “
FOX 11 confirmed the extremist was hired as a 4th year assistant district attorney, who pays up to $ 15,000 a month.
In December, I reported that Blacknell was involved in an alleged secretive 7-year-old “darling” plea deal offer to a suspected gang murderer behind the back of the prosecutor and the victim’s family. The deal fell through after the judge found out. @FOXLA https://t.co/idqDIDGCwS
– Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) February 25, 2021
Blacknell was also involved in an alleged secret offer of just seven-year-old “sweetheart” plea deal to a suspected gang murderer without notifying the prosecutor and the victim’s family. The vile case fell apart after the judge found out.
The vice president of a union of prosecutors called the Los Angeles Association of Assistant District Attorneys called the hiring a “slap in the face.”
“I think it’s a slap in the face for all of our members who are patiently waiting for a promotion,” Siddall told FOX 11. “What’s odd is that a 4th year position requires prosecution experience. . I don’t think she has any, ”Siddall continued.
“I think what’s really at issue is that Mr. Gascón just doesn’t seem to be following the rules… it’s actually political cronyism rather than someone who actually meets the qualifying standards. ‘a 4th year post. “
The Los Angeles Police Protection League is also outraged by the hiring, saying there will now be criminal defense attorneys on both sides of the aisle as crime skyrockets.
“Once again, Gascón is thumbing his nose at victims of crime by hiring someone who wants to abolish prisons, defeat public safety and who has expressed his total hatred towards the police,” the union said. mentionned in a report. “With murders and shootings at their highest in 10 years, do we really need criminal defense lawyers on both sides of the aisle?”