An ultra-woke California Bay Area District Attorney who has faced repeated accusations of taking the side of criminals over crime victims was the victim of a car burglary this week.Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price, who has seen an exodus of veteran prosecutors in her 11 months on the job, had her work laptop stolen from of a county vehicle parked outside Alameda County Family Justice Center in Oakland on Friday afternoon, cops confirmed to ABC7 News.According to reports, Price’s bodyguard parked the $90,000 SUV outside while she attended a domestic violence event at the center. When she returned to the vehicle, the windows had been smashed and several items, including her work laptop, were missing.ABC7 reported Price was told to file a report online if she didn’t want to wait for officers to respond. She waited at the scene for an hour before giving up and reporting the incident online, an Oakland police department source told the outlet.Price, a graduate of Yale and Berkeley’s Boalt Law School, was elected to office in November with 53 percent of the vote after pledging to “disrupt” Alameda County’s prosecutorial conventions.The ultra-liberal DA has made a name for herself in her short tenure, vowing in a leaked internal memo obtained by the Berkeley Scanner to “bring balance back to sentencing and reduce recidivism.”She’s also counseled staffers to levy more lenient charges on serious felonies, favoring probation over jail time in most cases and avoiding enhancements which can lengthen jail sentences for convicted criminals.For some veterans of the DA’s office, Price’s policies have been a bridge too far.Danielle Hilton, a prosecutor who served the Alameda County District Attorney’s office for nearly three decades, slammed Price for neglecting victims’ rights in a scathing resignation letter in April.“Under your leadership, the focus of the District Attorney’s Office has been taken away from advocating for victims who have been devastated by violent crime,” the letter read in part.“Victims deserve better,” she wrote.Less than a month later, a second experienced prosecutor stepped down, ripping Price as “condescending and disrespectful” to the Asian community in her resignation letter.Rebecca Warren, who worked in the DA’s office for more than 17 years, quit her Deputy District Attorney post after Price refused to commit to sentencing enhancements in the slaying of 2-year-old Jasper Wu that would have made the suspects eligible for life sentences without parole.“I can no longer tolerate this mistreatment of the AAPI [Asian American and Pacific Islander] community by leaders of our office,” wrote Warren, who is of Chinese descent.At a tense community meeting attended by Price in July, frustrated speakers lamented the out of control surge of crime in once-stable areas, ranging from car thefts and home invasions to armed robberies and carjackings.The steady rise in vehicle break-ins in Oakland have even prompted many motorists who park their cars downtown to leave their windows rolled down to signal the absence of any valuables inside to discourage would-be thieves. Oakland leads the nation in auto thefts, according to Market Watch, with 5,041 vehicles stolen in 2019 alone.Following the meeting, a residents group called Save Alameda County for Everyone (SAFE) launched an effort to remove Price from her post, arguing crime has gotten out of control under her leadership.“We know that recalling a public ofﬁcial is a long and arduous process necessitating a large and sustained grassroots effort, however, we are resolved to remove Price from ofﬁce, because our safety and that of our families is at stake,” the organization stated on its website.Earlier this month, SAFE kicked off a petition drive to gather the 73,195 verified signatures from registered voters in Alameda County needed to recall Price in a potential special election in June. The deadline for gathering signatures is March 5, and the group said it has already received nearly 2,000 requests from volunteers looking to help collect the required signatures.If the push is successful, Price will share the same recent fate as her fellow “woke” Bay Area District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who was ousted from his role as San Francisco District Attorney last June over claims of prosecutorial leniency and spiraling disorder.In response to these citizen-led efforts, Price accused her critics of being aligned with right-wing special interests and attempting a “coup” using the “January 6th playbook.”
30 Ekim 2023 - 18:50
Woke California DA waited an hour for police respose to stolen laptop before giving up
A controversial Bay Area District Attorney who has faced repeated accusations of taking the side of criminals over crime victims was herself the victim of a car burglary this week.
30 Ekim 2023 - 18:50