Archive for March, 2022

Woke? Weak!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Here we go again. Sigh. Another “crime fighter” who’s actually soft on crime. Thankfully there’s a movement to recall said “fighter”- George Gascon. If anyone has been paying attention (and we hope you have been) we already talked about this at length when we discussed the various bills proposing the elimination of bail and bail bonds (see our blog at

Along comes Mister Gascon who promptly ignores the will of the voters who overwhelmingly decided to keep cash bail as a deterrent to recidivist crime rather than trust a computer algorithm that can determine whether a murderer or a drunk in public offender is a higher risk for a non-guaranteed pretrial release.

All you need to do is look at the numbers: since December 2020, when Gascon took office, assaults, robberies, and homicides have risen. George Gascon opposes the death penalty (which most voters favor), he has opposed juveniles being tried as adults, no matter how heinous a crime was committed, has opposed gang enhancement sentences, and opposes cash bail, which has been proven time and again to guarantee appearances in court over on own recognizance pretrial release. 

We at Orange County Bail Bonds stand behind the recall effort of George Gascon and any other elected official who is soft on crime.

Gascon has implemented sentencing directives that fly in the face of common sense. He dismantled the division that prosecuted gangs; tried violent minors as juveniles; completely rejected special enhancements; and worst of all- implemented the early release of inmates no matter how violent the crimes they committed. It bears repeating, he has rejected the will of voters on the subject of bail. In addition, he has stopped having Deputy D.As attend hearings on parole. He ignores and insults crime victims’ pleas.

In addition to weak policies on crime, Gascon doesn’t tolerate any questioning of his methods. Two L.A. County prosecutors are suing him after they were demoted after opposing his weak sentencing reforms. The deputies, Maria Ramirez and Victor Rodriguez refused to follow Gascon’s directives, claiming that they were violations of the law. They also claim that they were reassigned because they opposed his bail reform directives. The two are thirty year veterans of the District Attorney’s Office, supervising over one hundred employees before being demoted.

Ramirez alleges she was demoted after complaining that one directive changed substantially the manner in which juvenile crimes were prosecuted. The new directive required that Ramirez was forced to use prosecution theories that would minimize the criminal conduct charge of a juvenile, and not truly portray the actual crime.

Rodriguez claims his demotion came after he discussed the possibility of prosecuting officers who were involved in the shooting deaths of two people.

Both Ramirez and Rodriguez are seeking damages for the demotions.

Gascon has claimed that management “followed the law too much” (wait, what?)

Crime is on the rise in Los Angeles, and those wanting the recall of George Gascon are blaming the weak (not woke) policies of his office. Criminals have no fear of reprisals when they’re not held accountable and when there is not even a need for bail.