(TheConservativeNews.org) – Gang crime has been a huge challenge in Los Angeles for decades. According to LAPD statistics, there are 450 active gangs in the city, with a combined membership of around 45,000 individuals. However, fighting them could become more difficult soon.
The allocation of appropriate policing resources to address this issue is therefore crucial. However, there are rumors that Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón is set to fundamentally alter the way in which law enforcement deals with the threat of gang crime.
On Wednesday, March 17, Fox reporter Bill Melugin shared information given to him by several insider sources that Gascón wants to “dissolve or severely downsize” the office’s Hardcore Gang Unit.
George Gascón is closely associated with Hungarian billionaire George Soros, who donated millions to Gascón’s campaign ahead of his election last November. The controversial financier and philanthropist has long been involved with leftist causes. Gascón himself has also shown liberal tendencies, such as his opposition to the death penalty and enhanced sentencing.
The motivation behind this potential change is unclear. However, in a city with a gang problem as serious as LA’s, it seems like a senseless move.
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