Santa Clarita, CA – On Thursday, July 29th community members, crime victims’ family members, elected officials, and representatives from Stop the Madness: Support Recalling District Attorney Gascon Now met in Central Park at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
Speakers at the event included Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda, Assemblymember Suzette Valladares, Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, neighboring Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer, and Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp who boldly proclaimed that it was “time for the madness to stop.”
Speakers reiterated the importance of signing the petition, getting involved to share the effort, and the need to support the cause. In addition to collecting signatures, Recall Gascon Now was also signing up volunteers to walk their neighborhoods to take the petitions to like-minded neighbors to raise awareness on this cause crucial to Los Angeles County and collect signatures from the willing.
The emphasis of this event was to raise awareness that the policies DA Gascon enacted, since his first day in office, have only gone to undermine achieving actual justice for victims, to prevent the enforcement of the rule of law, and have resulted in seeing alarming concerns in the rise of crime. Recall supporters are encouraging that the law should be equitably enforced, not selectively enforced and that no one individual, elected or not, should be picking and choosing which laws to apply and which crimes to prosecute.