'A heart for criminals': Grieving mom of shooting victim confronts DA George Gascón over lax crime policies

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A Los Angeles shooting victim's grieving mother confronted progressive District Attorney George Gascón pinch reliable questions past week, slamming his allegedly soft-on-crime policies to his face.

"My kid was killed by a pack member, and you had much sympathy for that pack personnel than my kid who was killed successful beforehand of my home," Emma Rivas said during a territory lawyer statement complete policies connected gang-related crime enhancements past Thursday. 

"Can you explicate to me? Because I've been looking for you for 4 years."

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Gascón responded, "I americium broken-hearted for your loss," earlier defending his stance connected criminal justness reform, adding, "The meaning of insanity is doing nan aforesaid point complete and complete again and expecting a different result. We arsenic a state person been doing nan aforesaid point for generations."

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Rivas, whose boy was murdered successful Los Angeles successful 2016, joined "Fox & Friends Weekend" connected Sunday to travel up connected nan tense speech she had pinch nan embattled DA.

"We cannot person that benignant of progressive DA successful office," she said. "This is nan first clip successful history, 180 years, that we've ever had a DA that has a bosom for criminals and not a bosom for nan victims. There are parents that mislaid their children to execution that are 16, 17 years aged and getting 5 years successful jail. Where's nan justness successful this?

"And he sits location smiling and laughing, and he conscionable doesn't care. He's not fresh to beryllium a DA, and his adjunct is simply a defense attorney. How did we get to this? And why aren't group realizing this man is nary bully for LA? He already ruined San Francisco, and now he's doing nan aforesaid point successful Los Angeles County."

Gascón barred prosecutors from pursuing precocious punishments for pack members aft taking complete arsenic territory attorney, according to FOX 11 successful LA.

Multiple lawman territory attorneys moving against him voiced their disagreement pinch nan argumentation past Thursday.

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Rivas, meanwhile, slammed nan policies' effect connected sentencing for her son's killer.

Gascón has antecedently defended his crime policies, telling KTLA-TV successful June 2022 that he knows "how to support communities safe," blaming rising unit successful nan region connected nan COVID-19 pandemic.

He besides garnered nan endorsement of The Los Angeles Times' editorial committee for his re-election bid arsenic its members insisted "voters would beryllium wise to cull nan delirium and support Gascón connected nan occupation and criminal justness betterment successful place."

Fox News' Landon Mion contributed to this report.