LOS ANGELES – A day after San Franciscans recalled their district attorney, supporters of recalling LA County DA George Gascón are hoping a new audio recording will help in their push to meet the July deadline for gathering signatures.
On the recording, murder suspect Willie Wilkerson can be heard telling his mother that his lawyer is scrambling to work out a plea deal.
“I told you last time that he wanna hurry up and try to get something done before they re-elect somebody else besides Gascón and bring back that bull—- life without parole and death penalty,” Wilkerson can be heard saying.
“It’s very promising to LA County,” said Denise Andrade who is encouraged by the recall of Chesa Boudin in San Francisco. She joined the recall effort after Gascón dropped enhancements, which could have gotten her son’s killers life without parole.
“I decided this is going to be my fight, I’m going to fight this because this isn’t right,” she said.
“If I were Gascón I’d be worried,” said Sara Sadhwani an assistant professor of politics at Pomona College.