A Los Angeles mom who was mowed down with her baby by a hit-and-run teen driver who was given just five months of probation has lashed out at soft-on-crime District Attorney George Gascón during an early-release hearing.
Published: 2022-09-29 12:54 pm
LA mom mowed down by teen chides woke DA Gascon at release hearing

A Los Angeles mom mowed down with her baby by a hit-and-run teen driver who was given just five months in a youth camp has lashed out at soft-on-crime District Attorney George Gascón during an early-release hearing — as she also revealed she is now hightailing it out of the state out of fear.

“Nobody in the room actually believes that (the suspect) is a good kid,” the furious woman, identified as Rachel, said in a call into an LA County courtroom in Lancaster, Fox News reported.

“Look at what he did. Nobody changes who they are to the core in four months,” she complained.

The 16-year-old driver was ordered in June to participate in a diversionary program at a juvenile probation camp over the August 2021 incident involving a stolen car.

Shocking surveillance video showed the teen plowing directly into Rachel as she pushed her 8-month-old son in his stroller down a Venice street the morning of Aug. 6.

Judge Mario Barrera said more evidence was needed before he decides whether to grant the teen’s request to be sprung early — but still, as a result of the incident, Rachel said she sold her home and plans to leave Los Angeles.

“I hate where I live because it’s a constant reminder every time I leave my house of what happened to us,” she told Fox News Wednesday.

“We have sold our home and will be leaving LA at the end of November, so I would like to ask that he remain in camp at least until then. I will fear for my life every day that I am in LA if I know he is at home,” she added.

A California teen convicted of plowing a car into a mother and her 8-month-old son was sentenced to just five months in a diversionary program.
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Rachel, who appeared to try and fling the stroller out of the way before they were struck, was sent tumbling over the hood of the teen’s car. The teen tried to speed off but was stopped by another driver who rammed their pickup truck into his vehicle.

The boy was charged with two felony counts of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and one felony count of hit and run.

The mom, who appeared to try and fling the stroller out of the way before they were struck, was sent tumbling over the hood of the teen’s car.
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Rachel and her son were not seriously hurt in the incident but said she has suffered emotionally and would live in fear after the teen’s short sentence is over.

On Wednesday, prosecutors argued that the boy has been involved in 14 fights and has been written up for alleged misconduct, disobedience, destructive language and defiance of authority, according to Fox News.

Judge Barrera has now ordered the court to request incident reports detailing all the infractions during the teen’s time in the probation camp.

The boy, who didn’t have a driver’s license, was already on probation for allegedly spiking a high school girl’s drink at the time of the incident involving Rachel and her son, the outlet said.

The mom, who wasn’t seriously injured, has compared the attack to attempted murder
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In June, the DA’s office stood by its decision in the teen’s case, telling The Post in a statement, “the decisions made in this case were based on the facts and the law.”

“Fortunately, the baby was uninjured and the mother received a laceration to her elbow. The Sheriff’s Department agreed with the felony charges that were filed,” the office said.

“The Probation Department recommended and the court sentenced the minor to a youth camp for five to seven months, an appropriate resolution.”

Gascón — who has been repeatedly slammed over his lenient policy regarding juvenile criminal cases, including not prosecuting children as adults – last month survived the push to get him ousted even though more than 520,000 confirmed voters supported a recall petition.

The much-maligned DA, whose woke policies have been blamed for rising crime in LA and neighboring area, has faced mounting criticism over his progressive directives to reform prosecutions, including a rule against seeking the death penalty, a ban on transferring juveniles to adult court and prohibitions on filing sentencing enhancements in most cases.

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