Los Angeles, CA – A California gang member convicted of murder has vowed to have Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon’s name tattooed on his face in a show of appreciation for implementing light-on-crime policies that will drastically reduce his prison sentence, jailhouse recordings revealed.
The statements made by Luis Angel Hernandez, an Only the Family (OTF) gang member, were made public during a recent episode of “Tucker Carlson Originals” on FOX Nation.
Hernandez has been convicted of fatally shooting a marijuana service delivery driver during a 2018 robbery, FOX News reported.
He originally faced multiple sentencing enhancements that would have dramatically increased his prison time, to include using a firearm in the commission of the offense, being a member of a gang, and a “special circumstance” enhancement for murdering someone during the commission of an armed robbery, according to the news outlet.
“A robbery can be a purse snatch with no injury, or it can be a gun in your face,” Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanisee told FOX News. “Sentencing enhancements make sure that the perpetrator of the first and the perpetrator of the second are treated differently.”
But when Gascon took office in December of 2020, he immediately ordered his prosecutors to stop utilizing enhancements in an overwhelming majority of cases, regardless of the heinousness of the offense, FOX News reported.
He also barred prosecutors from pushing for life sentences without the possibility of parole in nearly all cases, further benefiting convicted killers like Hernandez.
“I’m going to get that n—-r’s name on my face. That’s a champ right there. F—in’ Gascon,” an elated Hernandez said during a jailhouse phone call, according to FOX News. “This s–t looking real good. Now we got a new DA in LA … so they’re going to drop…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,” he explained. “They’re like, ‘You’re coming home, blood.’ They already told me, my lawyer told me, ‘You’re coming home.’”
Hernandez will also be eligible for youthful offender parole.
Between that and the lack of sentencing enhancements, the maximum time he will spend in prison is 25 years, FOX News reported.
“That’s the n—-r right there, bro,” Hernandez said, referring to Gascon. “He’s making historic changes for all of us, fool. I’m just grateful, fool. Like, I got good news off that s—t.”
Another of the many criminals who have benefitted from Gascon’s sweeping policy changes is Hannah Tubbs, a 26-year-old child molester, who was also heard gloating about her lenient sentence in a jailhouse phone call.
Tubbs, a transgender woman also known as James Tubbs, was two weeks shy of her 18th birthday when she attacked a 10-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Denny’s restaurant on New Year’s Day of 2014, KTTV reported.
Prosecutors said Tubbs identified as a male at the time, but started identifying as female when she was arrested for the offense years later, according to FOX News.
Since shortly after taking office in December of 2020, Gascon has flatly refused to prosecute juvenile offenders as adults, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The progressive district attorney defended his sweeping policy change by citing studies that indicate the human brain isn’t fully developed until the age of 25.
He has argued that putting young adults in adult prisons would only make them more hardened, but that they could be rehabilitated if kept in the juvenile court system, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Tubbs was recorded in a jailhouse phone call laughing and bragging about the fact that she wouldn’t have to register as a sex offender or serve time in prison due to Gascon’s policies, FOX News reported.
“I’m gonna plead out to it, plead guilty,” she said in one recording. “They’re gonna stick me on probation, and it’s gonna be dropped, it’s gonna be done, I won’t have to register, won’t have to do nothing.”
Tubbs’ father asked her if she would be required to register as a sex offender, at which point Tubbs gloated she “won’t have to do none of that,” according to FOX News.
“So, what are they going to do to you then?” her father inquired.
“Nothing!” she responded before breaking into laughter.
Tubbs also made multiple explicit remarks about the 10-year-old victim, which FOX News refused to print due to their callousness.
“I was young and I was hungry for some meat,” she was recorded saying at one point, according to the Los Angeles Times.
On one call, Tubbs told the person he was talking to that they needed to use female pronouns when speaking about her.
“They’re going to put me with other trannies that have seen their cases like mine or with one tranny like me that has a case like mine,” Tubbs said, according to FOX News. “So, when you come to court, make sure you address me as her.”
“I know it will be hard, but you have to do it,” she added, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Sources said the recordings were made between November of 2021 and mid-January of this year, and that Gascon’s office was well aware of them, the Los Angeles Times reported.
But due to Gascon’s refusal to prosecute her as an adult, the most California Superior Court Judge Mario Barrera could legally sentence her to was two years in a juvenile facility, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Tubbs, who has already been in custody for one year, will serve the balance of her sentence in a juvenile facility, which Barrera noted was required by law.
Since Gascon refused to prosecute the case in adult court, Tubbs also won’t be required to register as a sex offender, the New York Post reported.
Deputy District Attorney Shea Sanna said Barrera’s “hands were tied” because of Gascon’s policy, FOX News reported.
Sanna told the Los Angeles Times he received access to the jailhouse recordings on Jan. 20 and that two of Gascon’s top aides were both aware of what Tubbs had said, the Los Angeles Times reported.
He said he was pulled off of the case a day after he notified his supervisors about what Tubbs had said.
Despite allegations his office was aware of the jailhouse recordings, Gascon released a statement Feb. 21 claiming he had no knowledge about Tubbs’ comments until after she was sentenced.
An overwhelming majority of the unionized prosecutors working for Gascon’s office voted in favor of recalling their boss in February.
The Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA) announced Feb. 22 that approximately 83 percent of its 700 members participated in the vote, KNBC reported.
The turnout surpassed all prior elections held by the ADDA, according to the Press Telegram.
A total of 97.9 percent of those who voted said they support the effort to recall Gascon, KNBC reported.
Hanisee, who is also the ADDA president, released a statement noting that those who participated in the vote have firsthand knowledge about the operation of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the fallout Gascon has created.
“This vote is by those who are intimately familiar with how Mr. Gascon’s policies actually play out on a day-to-day basis,” Hanisee said, according to KNBC. “We believe the vote of our members will resonate with the voters of Los Angeles as they decide whether to recall Gascon from office and restore public safety as the priority of the District Attorney’s Office.”
The ADDA invited the district attorney to speak to its members ahead of the vote, but he refused, according to the Press Telegram.
“Regarding the invitation, I respectfully decline,” Gascon wrote in a letter to Hanisee. “I am not ignorant to the fact that there are those who vehemently oppose my philosophy and ideology when it comes to how the criminal legal system should operate.”
He went on to paint himself as a victim of his political opponents.
“Before I was elected to this position by over 2 million residents of Los Angeles County, a false narrative about me began, and it has continued ever since,” he told Hanisee. “These fear tactics did not work then, and they are not working now. Instead of focusing on political rhetoric, I want to focus on the issues facing the women, men and gender nonconforming deputy district attorneys that go to work each day to pursue justice.”
The ADDA’s vote is one of many taking place amid the latest effort to recall Gascon, KNBC reported.
Over 30 city councils from communities in Los Angeles County have also issued “no confidence” votes regarding the district attorney, KNBC reported.
Gascon prevailed during a similar recall campaign last year.
“Over a year ago, Gascon began a massive social experiment by redirecting prosecutorial resources away from enforcing the law while simultaneously ignoring large portions of the penal code,” ADDA Vice President Eric Siddall told the Press Telegram.
“The result is an emboldened criminal element that knows the DA will not hold criminals accountable,” Siddall declared. “This experiment needs to end.”