Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price is facing a potential recall over growing crime under her leadership in Oakland, California.
A local movement has launched to remove the Soros-backed DA over ongoing criminal problems leading businesses to leave the area.
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"Save Alameda For Everyone (SAFE) started collecting signatures on Sunday in an effort to place Price, whose 2022 election was funded by George Soros, on the 2024 ballot after claiming that the district attorney’s soft-on-crime approach has caused crime in the Oakland area to explode," the Daily Caller reported.
"Price has come under fire in recent months due to the 35% increase of armed robberies in the city and the 382% increase in some types of burglary, which (among other crimes) have caused some businesses to flee Oakland," it added.
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"People will know that it is time for us to start the recall," said Brenda Grisham, an Oakland Peace activist and one of the leaders of the recall effort, according to ABC 7 News.
"The focus of the DA's department is not just to set aside the families who have lost loved ones," Grisham told the outlet. "You have to work with these families in order to make a difference and help other families, and we just have had enough of it."
The group must submit 74,000 verified signatures by March 2024 in order to add the recall to next year's ballot, according to state law.
If successful, a special election could be called next year where Price would face an opponent challenging her for her seat in the county.
The recall follows a similar attempt that targeted Gov. Gavin Newsom. Though signatures were gathered and a special election was held, Newsom won the special election to remain governor.
The new effort could lead to a quick change for Price, however, as crime in her area is causing residents to demand new leadership to better deal with the situation.