Domestic Violence focus of first DA forum
Listen to it KHUM.
“Good morning ladies and gentlemen,” Gallegos greeted the audience at the 6pm event. He called DV a “pervasive illness in our communities” and said it’s important for people to know its prevalence.
Jackson said repercussions of domestic abuse and child maltreatment are “endless,” and said such cases are the reason she is running for office.
Moderators interrupted Gallegos early in the forum when he mentioned a defendant he had prosecuted, telling him the “rules require we not talk about specific cases.”
However, later in the forum, Jackson said the DA had a case where a woman had been raped by a man who broke into her house, but that Gallegos plea bargained the case simply for trespass. Moderators didn’t interject during her comment, and Jackson didn’t mention the defendant’s name.
How does she know a rape occurred if the defendant was not charged and found guilty, or admitted guilt? Jackson says people are innocent until proven guilty, but perhaps not in this case.
In the real world, of course, abuses happen that are never prosecuted. But this stark claim needs an investigation. Anyone with info on the case please leave it in the comments or contact the Herald.
This isn’t the first shocking allegation Jackson has leveled at Gallegos about a DV case, and she’s also been shown to twist the truth to vilify Gallegos. We’ll see how this one shakes out.