Today....! This is why I do not vote for democrats (except for Bernie when he runs against evil Hillary, I had no choice).
Gov. Jerry Brown has commuted 20 convicted murderers and granted more than 1,100 pardons.
LOS ANGELES — Watch out California, Gov. Jerry Brown has commuted 20 convicted murderers and granted more than 1,100 pardons.
Among them, Thomas Yackley fatally stabbed two men at a party; Kimberly LaBore took part in a home invasion that ended with one person dead; Virgil Holt killed his boss at a fast-food restaurant shortly after he’d been fired.
All are among the 20 killers serving life sentences that were recently commuted by California’s Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown, reported The Mercury News.
With barely four months left in office, California’s longest-serving governor is granting forgiveness to record numbers of criminals.
Brown has generously issued more than 1,100 pardons benefiting a wide array of individuals, including those convicted of dealing drugs, driving while intoxicated and forgery. While a few call them mercy, many in law enforcement say they’re foolish.
Moreover, the tally is staggeringly greater than the totals of his immediate predecessors. Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger granted 15 pardons, and Democrat Gray Davis ended with zero.
Perhaps more remarkable are the commutations, which grant parole hearings to – and often spell early release for – criminals who previously may have had no chance of ever being paroled. Brown has issued 82 in the past seven years, far more than any California governor since at least the 1940s, according to the Mercury News.
Left leaning criminal justice reformers nationwide applaud him. However, police and victims rights advocates are livid.