If you're wondering why, say, the City of Los Angeles has become a crime hellscape in which law enforcement seems incapable of getting a handle on the tidal wave of robberies, burglaries, assaults and other criminal obscenities, well, here's one idea:
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón is an "authoritarian" and "toxic" manager whose ultra-woke approach has led scores of prosecutors to quit and 10,000 cases to pile up, sources tell The Post.
Justice is not being served in the most populous county in the nation because Gascón has driven talent away, demoted top lawyers and fights anyone who doesn't share his views, according to multiple sources who have worked for him.
Let this be a lesson to you: Militant wokeness is not just a function of brainwashed college students or 28-year-olds in corporate staffer positions. A guy like Gascón is firmly woke himself. He doesn't care about crime, or justice, or safety; these things are immaterial to him. What he cares about is conformity to his extremely narrow, very soft-on-crime worldview. That's it.
It's not at all surprising, then, that this would lead decent, optimistic people to flee that office in droves. There's no way to work there unless you're willing to adopt wokeness as your chief operating principle. Makes more sense to just walk out.
The upshot, of course, is that as the decent prosecutors walk away, the backlog grows bigger and bigger, until you have 10,000 cases waiting to be prosecuted, nobody to do the prosecuting, and a city in chaotic criminal crisis. Which, I get the sense, is kind of how Gasćon wants it.
"The reputation of the office has been destroyed and people know he's hostile to his employees," said Eric Siddall, vice president of the LA County Association of Deputy District Attorneys.
"He has an authoritarian management style, and engages in retaliatory acts against employees who don't share his ideology."
Sources claimed the District Attorney's Office has over 200 open positions, which has contributed to the huge backlog in cases, which sources say is up to 10,000 which have yet to be filed.