California DA says 'rogue prosecutors' need to be reined in

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The Sacramento County district attorney slammed "rogue prosecutors," such as Los Angeles’ George Gascon and San Francisco’s Chesa Boudin, for emboldening criminals in California.

"This is just yet another example of the chaos that we're seeing here in California and the violence," Sacramento County DA Anne Marie Schubert told "Fox & Friends" Friday. "And it's not just that, it's the fact that we've got a tsunami of poor public policies, and you've got rogue prosecutors that are not holding people accountable to the fullest extent of the law that we can."

Her comment came in response to the stabbing death of UCLA grad student Brianna Kupfer. Kupfer was killed last week in a random attack allegedly carried out by a career criminal who was out on a $50,000 bond in South Carolina for shooting a flare gun into the window of a stranger's car in 2019.

Schubert argued that DAs Boudin and Gascon "want to dismantle the system" and that their tough talk on crime is "really just a show."

"When they try to talk tough, it's really just a show because when you actually follow them through with those cases, what we're seeing is that they're really not being tough on crime, they're not holding people accountable," Schubert said.

"So for instance, in Los Angeles, you've got a district attorney who acts like he wants to hold people accountable, yet he won't file things like special circumstances. He thinks people should get out of prison after 15 years, no matter what they've done. You've got murderers in prison that are toasting Gascon, celebrating that they're going to get out of prison early. So these are the types of things that these policies, these prosecutors are doing. We are emboldening criminals to really commit even more crime."

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