This Thug Exemplifies Why LA Has a Crime Issue

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Jack Quillin /

It’s easy to read about Democratic policies and understand why they don’t work. Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon says that he has “unwavering dedication” to provide justice for victims and families, but that’s just something that he says to get votes. In reality, he runs one of the most lenient crime policies in the nation.

Time and again, Gascon chooses criminals over society. He allows the criminals to get out on bond, no matter how many crimes they have committed in the past. He also has a soft spot for Black criminals because he doesn’t want to be accused of being racist.

What this means is that criminals of color don’t really have anything to worry about. They know that the police may bring them in but that’s all that will happen. There’s absolutely no deterrent for criminals in LA because Gascon has proven time and again that he has their backs.

It’s why LA’s crime rate is so high. The Neighborhood Scout website says that you have a 1 in 41 chance of being a victim of a property crime and 1 in 135 of a violent crime. Those odds aren’t that great when you look at the overall population.

The case of Dashawn Dow, a 20-year-old Black man, proves that LA’s criminal justice system is broken. Dow has been arrested five times for robbery in the past 18 months. However, he posts bond after each arrest, putting him back on the streets.

Each time he’s back on the street, he commits more crimes – and that leaves more work for the LA Police Department. That alone is why so many police officers are choosing early retirement. They’re tired of doing the same job day in and day out. If Gascon would do his job and put criminals away, the police could actually make an impact in the city.

Now, Dow is wanted because he’s connected with two more robberies that have taken place in the past month. Detectives identified the man as a suspect in a few follow-home violent robberies.

Even if Dow is caught, he’ll likely be back on the streets and committing more violent robberies within a week.

Jonathan Hatami is a deputy district attorney who will be running against Gascon in the next election. He told Fox News, “The policies of George Gascon has failed us all. No consequences and no accountability just emboldens individuals like Dow.”

Hatami is right, and until Gascon is out, the crime rate will continue to be high. Liberal policies are hurting LA and other cities.