There were ten candidates on the stage at the Los Angeles Magazine-sponsored Los Angeles County District Attorney’s race debate – eight of them roundly criticized current DA George Gascon – two, including Gascon himself, did not.

In trying to defend his by any standard disastrous term as district attorney, Gascon repeatedly referred to his years in law enforcement – beat cop in LA, police chief in Mesa, Arizona and San Francsico, DA in San Francisco, etc. What Gascon, like most “resume candidates” for any office, failed to note is that just because you did something doesn’t mean you did it well.

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