California DA, backed by George Soros, faces recall over ‘soft on crime’ approach

ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA – An effort to recall Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price is underway. The senior attorney for the county, which encompasses cities such as Oakland, Hayward, and Fremont, is under fire for what many perceive to be a “soft on crime” approach.

She is also being accused of nepotism, after her office hired her boyfriend, Antwon Cloird, who works as a single program analyst. Cloird reportedly earns $115,000 annually.

Price campaigned on a "justice reform" platform, but her strategies have led many victim’s families to accuse her of letting the criminals run rampant with no consequences, according to NBC Bay Area.

Per the Washington Free Beacon, "[Price] made eligible for parole gang members who killed a toddler in a freeway gun battle, slashed a triple murderer's sentence, and gave just seven years to a teen linked to three killings."

The Save Alameda For Everyone (SAFE) coalition issued a request to recall, and Price will have 10 days to respond. Then the organization will begin the quest to gather 90,000 signatures as required to get the recall on the ballot. The county has nearly 1 million registered voters.

"As crime spirals out of control on Alameda County streets, DA Price reduces sentencing for criminals and even refuses to charge violent felons with crimes,” SAFE said in a statement.

Several members of SAFE spoke out regarding the way Price, whose campaign was bankrolled by George Soros, spoke about how she has managed the cases involving the individuals accused of killing their family members.

Lorie Moh's son was working as a security guard at a Home Depot in Pleasanton. He was shot and killed during a robbery at the store. 

“To think that my son’s case could go to trial with Price at the helm, it destroys me,” Moh told NBC Bay Area. “She is only charging possession of a gun, she is not charging death and [reckless] discharge. This woman shot my child.”

Virginia Nishita was widowed when her husband, Kevin was murdered. "I don't want any family to suffer what we have suffered," Nishita said.

"I don't want anyone to go through this. I don't want anyone to struggle each day with the trauma. She has to change her ways and think about us, the victims. We are the public. We are the people she needs to be protecting. That's what the DA is supposed to be for. She is not the public defender."

Community leader and SAFE member, Carl Chan said of Price, “Committing a small crime and not facing any consequences, they will go on. And the thing is, when all these crimes are happening, most of them are repeat offenders.”

But Price doesn’t seem to agree with those who feel she is letting them down. “My team and I have been doing a great job," she said. "We came into an office with no support, no transition.”

She continued the interview by calling those behind the recall effort “election deniers.”

“These folks lost. The majority of people who voted for me to bring criminal justice reform to Alameda County, to protect public safety, and to do the things that we are doing…I am answerable to the entire county, but I am particularly answerable to those who voted for me. And since we won, I am going to keep my promises. And I think has been terrifying for the people who lost.”

When it comes to public safety, the Oakland Police Department contradicts Price’s claim that she and her staff are doing everything they can to combat violent crime.

According to the POPD, homicides are up 80% over pre-pandemic numbers and have risen an additional 15% in the first seven months of Prices term.
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