Estrich: Beware the New Head of the Criminal Lobby

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(Chuck Muth) – Columnist Susan Estrich is no right-wing conspirator.  She’s a card-carrying liberal feminist who ran Democrat Michael Dukakis’ 1988 presidential campaign and wrote a book titled, “The Case for Hillary Clinton.”

I’m guessing her ACLU membership card is in good standing.

So when Ms. Estrich rips the catch-and-release policies of Los Angeles’ new district attorney, George Gascon, maybe the more rabid social justice warriors among us should pause and consider her opinions, as detailed in her most recent column…

“Having been run out of San Francisco, as liberal a place as you will find in America, George Gascon relocated to Los Angeles. Having failed to free everyone from prison in San Francisco, he is now trying to do even worse in Southern California.

“In November, voters in Los Angeles overwhelmingly rejected a proposition that would have eliminated cash bail. The margin was almost twice the margin newly elected Los Angeles District Attorney Gascon won by against a Black woman who had been targeted by the Black Lives Matter movement for two years. …

“The first thing he did when he was sworn in was lift his middle finger to voters by swearing to eliminate cash bail. … Gascon apparently trusts criminals more than he does police.

“(U)nder Gascon, there will be no more prosecution for ‘nonviolent crimes’ like mugging and petty theft and shooting up on the corner after a score. Don’t even bother calling the police if your home has been broken into by a man threatening to kill you.

“It makes me furious, not because my own neighborhood is teeming with crime (it isn’t) but because, having been raped in my building parking lot when I was 19, I’m sensitive to those sorts of things. My vote is not with the criminals or the prosecutors but with the victims. …

“Beware. Once he gets run out of town, he may just show up in your hometown. After all, there are criminals everywhere waiting for him to give them a license to steal. And mug. And rob people. And terrorize older women and ninth graders.”

Beware.  There are already Gascon-like disciples infecting Nevada’s judicial system, including a number who were just elected to the bench. 

Catch & Release Chronicle

* Sister of murdered Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy calls city’s new AG ‘disgusting’ for giving her brother’s ‘killer’ hope of early release by dropping gun charges.  Click here

* Seven have been charged in connection to a drug manufacturing investigation leading back to February 2020. … All were released on their own recognizance without bail due to the New York State bail reform laws.  Click here

* David Renz raped a 10-year-old and murdered a woman, all while he was supposed to be at home with an ankle monitor on, which he disabled. … In the Renz case it was reported that probation ignored 46 alarms that he was tampering with his monitor. Click here

* Criminals arrested by NYPD for illegal possession and use of guns are released almost immediately.  Under NY ‘bail reform,’ judges have scant choice but to release the criminals, even when arrestees re-offend, more-or-less instantly, multiple times.  These criminals don’t have to deal with a waiting period, nor pass a test, nor pay a fee or have a politician grease the process.”  Click here


“Who would’ve thought one day we’d be smoking weed at a family gathering, but the illegal part would be the family gathering?” – Author unknown

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Chuck Muth

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Chuck Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, a non-profit grassroots advocacy organization supporting limited government, free markets and individual liberty. He's also publisher of and blogs personally at

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