Los Angeles-area gang member Luis Angel Hernandez is a convicted murderer.
Now, he is promising to get Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón’s name tattooed on his face because the far-left prosecutor’s lenient policies significantly reduced his punishment.
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Hernandez was convicted of murder after pleading guilty to killing a delivery person during an armed robbery in 2018, Fox News reported.
The nature of the crime meant prosecutors hit Hernandez with several “enhancements” that added more time to his sentence. He faced enhancements for using a firearm during the commission of a crime, for committing murder during an armed robbery, and for being a gang member.
But Gascón has a policy limiting enhancements under most circumstances, leading to Hernandez to celebrate from jail. His comments were published by “Tucker Carlson Originals,” a show on Fox News’ streaming platform.
“This s**t looking real good. Now we got a new DA in LA,” Hernandez boasted while speaking on a phone in jail. “They’re going to drop a gang of, um, like my gun enhancement, my gang enhancement. My gang enhancement is 10 years, fool, for being a gang member. And then the gun in the commission of a crime.”
“I’m going to get that n****’s name on my face. That’s a champ right there. F***in’ Gascón,” he continued. “That’s the n**** right there, bro. He’s making historic changes for all of us, fool. I’m just grateful, fool. Like, I got good news off that s**t. They’re like, ‘You’re coming home, blood.’ They already told me, my lawyer told me, ‘You’re coming home.'”
According to Fox News, Hernandez initially faced life in prison without parole, but instead will be eligible for youthful offender parole, limiting his time in prison.
After being elected in 2020, Gascón implemented a policy ending sentencing enhancements. He described such procedures as “a principal driver of mass incarceration.”
“They are outdated, incoherent and applied unfairly,” he said of enhancements. “Plus, no compelling evidence exists that they improve public safety.”
Gascón’s soft-on-crime policies have been subjected to widespread backlash and recall efforts, which nearly every Los Angeles prosecutor supports.
Because of the unpopularity of his policies, Gascón has partially backtracked. Now, prosecutors can seek some enhancements for severe crimes, can seek life sentences under special circumstances, and can try some juvenile offenders as adults.