The disgraced Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon charges a known criminal accused of assaulting Olympian Kim Glass.
In the wake of the release of numerous criminals, light sentencings, and his soft-on crime policies, Gascon is doing the right thing once again by putting criminals in jail.
The perpetrator, Semeon Tesfamariam, was found guilty of felony assault in 2018 and in 2019. He was released on parole following a prison sentence and then he assaulted Glass. The day before, Gascon said:
“This was a violent and unprovoked assault… Mr. Tesfamariam has a troubling history of attacking seemingly random people with deadly weapons. His conduct appears to have gotten worse with the passage of time.”
As RedState's Jennifer Oliver O'Connell reported, Tesfamariam is accused of throwing a 10-inch iron bolt at Glass’ face while she was walking by an encampment for the homeless in Downtown Los Angeles.
Here's the way in which Glass described the terrible incident:
“As I left for lunch, I was out saying goodbye to a colleague when the homeless man walked into my path. He was holding some sort of item in his hand. He was sitting at the edge of the vehicle in the road, he stared at me with angry eyes. As I tried to tell my friend that I suspect there's something wrong, before I realized it a huge steel pipe shaped bolt struck me. It happened so quickly the guy literally threw it at me.”
People who witnessed the incident taking place were able to help to detain the convicted felon until police arrived. He is currently kept without bail. The hearing is scheduled for August 17th. If he is found guilty, the defendant could face as long as 11 years in jail.
Gascon has apparently changed his strategy, however we shouldn't be misled. He's the same anti-crime DA who is merely putting criminals in prison because he might possibly be up for recall elections, and should the recall go on the ballot, he'll be defeated. A former San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin was recalled last month, and Gascon could be next.
Due to the ineffectiveness of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Governor Gavin Newsom, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the homeless problem, especially in downtown, has gotten worse.
In spite of what rescue teams do to assist the homeless, career politicians make the situation more difficult by making it easy to be homeless and blocking pathways with encampments as people stroll along the streets and watch the open-air drug market also. Instead of letting them be homeless and begging for food, they must build more rehabilitation centers, hire mental health professionals to aid people in need, take homeless people off the streets, and then return the public spaces to the people who live there.
Los Angeles County residents will be able to decide during the midterm elections in November: LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is on the ballot, and the Gascon recall is likely to appear on the list, as will an amendment that was passed by the Board of Supervisors that will permit them to remove the Sheriff if the voters approve the measure. People who reside in the city of Los Angeles will additionally have the option of voting for the mayor of LA. It is crucial to be aware that mayor candidate Rick Caruso is for recalling Gascon and Karen Bass is against it.
I hope that voters in Los Angeles will turn out and cast their votes to take professional politicians out of the way and bring back sanity to Los Angeles.