Convicted murderer praises DA Gascon: 'I’m going to get that n-----’s name on my face'

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You really can’t make this stuff up. A convicted murderer in Los Angeles is so thrilled with DA George Gascon’s policies that he’s talking about having the DA’s name tattooed on his face.

“I’m going to get that n—–’s name on my face. That’s a champ right there. F—in’ Gascón,” says gang member Luis Angel Hernandez in a jailhouse phone call…

According to a law enforcement source, Hernandez shot and killed a delivery person for a marijuana delivery service during an armed robbery in 2018. He is a member of the OTF gang…

“This s–t looking real good. Now we got a new DA in LA … so they’re going to drop a gang of, um, like my gun enhancement, my gang enhancement,” he says in the jailhouse phone call. “My gang enhancement is 10 years, fool, for being a gang member. And then the gun in the commission of a crime.”…

“That’s the n—– right there, bro. He’s making historic changes for all of us, fool. I’m just grateful, fool. Like, I got good news off that s–t,” Hernandez says in the audio.

Hernandez pleaded guilty to murder and the personal use of a firearm. He will be eligible for youthful offender parole, which would limit his time in prison to 25 years.

We’ve seen this many times since Gascon took office. On day one he stated that charging enhancements like the ones Hernandez is talking about would no longer be used. That had an immediate impact on a lot of cases including one in which an off-duty police officer was shot in the head:

In June 2019, police say Rhett Nelson shot LASD deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano in the back of the head while he was waiting in line at an Alhambra Jack in the Box while off-duty…

FOX 11 confirmed that Gascon’s office is seeking to dismiss all gun enhancements and special circumstances of multiple murders against Nelson. If a judge signs off on the dismissals, life without parole would be off the table for Nelson if he were to be convicted, and he could potentially be released from prison at some point in the future.

And another case in which a woman who severely beat a 6-month-old child:

In one case, a baby sitter is accused of beating a 6-month-old girl with a blunt object, shattering the baby’s skull and causing severe brain damage. The girl, now 3-years-old, is blind and forced to eat through a feeding tube.

Dordulian says under Gascon’s new directives, the baby sitter can no longer be charged with a great bodily injury enhancement which could have sent the woman to prison for up to 10 years.

There have been many more examples like this. Just last week, a 13-year-old girl who had been bullied and finally stabbed by another teen was given probation despite the fact that the victim was seriously injured.

“She was stabbed three times and slashed once on her left arm,” [mother Cassandra] Cisneros said. The knife, “punctured her liver, her kidneys, her diaphragm and her pericardial sac.”…

Alex Bastian, Special Advisor to the DA issued the following statement that says in part:

“In this assault case, the 13-year-old minor had no criminal record. This disposition takes into account the safety of the victim and looks to prevent future harm by ensuring the minor also receives treatment.”

In February, Gascon admitted he needed to consider some cases more carefully after his office learned that jailhouse recordings of Hannah Tubbs, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in a bathroom, had no remorse. The recording also suggested that Tubbs’ announcement that she was trans was just a way to avoid winding up in a male prison.

So jailhouse recordings seems to have made an impression on Gascon once before. I guess we’ll see if these latest recordings of an alleged murderer who is thrilled with the DA’s policies will convince him to backtrack once again.