As Democratic Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon continues to take heat for his asinine approach to using the U.S. justice system, he has a new problem brewing.
According to Fox News, Alisa Blair, a key deputy to the soft-on-crime DA, has resigned.
Why quit now?
Blair told reporters that she’d be leaving for a position as the policy and special projects director for the Community Based Public Safety Collective, a national progressive neighborhood-oriented public safety think tank.
She described the new gig, saying, “[It] is an organization that helps to train and manage and has contracts with various cities across the country to show public safety that includes the public is a complementary strategy to law enforcement.”
“So, organizations work hand in hand with law enforcement but have more credible messengers and community members actually stopping violence in their own communities,” Blair continued.
Blair described the new employer as similar to New Jersey’s Newark Community Street Team.
“It’s just the next step in my career,” she said of leaving Gascon’s employ. “Still very cool with George Gascon. Not being pushed out as is rumored.”
Her reference to not “being pushed out” is likely one relating to the release of a convicted killer last year — a case overseen by Blair — who just reoffended this week by leading LAPD officers on a dangerous chase while facing gun and drug charges.
Many social media references to the situation say that Blair “tanked” the case.
This is one of several cases where Gascón had his “special advisor” Alisa Blair take over a case and force the court to release a murder. I was in the courtroom when Blair tanked the case. Gascon and Blair are a disgrace. https://t.co/DIYUqKMIcT
— Shea Sanna (@sanna_shea) July 22, 2022
Blair will be the second top adviser to Gascon who will have left his office.
Whether she was pushed out or left because of the forthcoming fallout from a possible recall situation, Blair is probably much better off.