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The Little Girl Was Kidnapped and Raped — Thank You, Governor Jerry Brown!

Posted on | April 7, 2013 | 26 Comments

Chandler’s Ghost reminds me of a story I’d really rather forget: The kidnapping and sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl in Northridge, California, by two career criminals who never should have been out on the street. There are layers and layers of horror in this story.

First of all, the girl was kidnapped at knifepoint from her own home in the middle of the night by two complete strangers in what police say was a “hot prowl” burglary that escalated. One of the suspects, Daniel Martinez, is in custody and, evidently, thought he was just going to be driving the getaway car for a burglary. Instead, the other suspect, Tobias Dustin Summers, kidnapped the girl. Martinez wanted no part of that crime, so he split the scene. Summers then took the girl to a nearby abandoned house, where he sexually assaulted her — and took nude photos of her — before the girl was finally dropped off at a shopping center several miles away. Someone spotted her walking barefoot through the parking lot, battered and bruised.

Compounding the harm — as if that weren’t bad enough — consider this: The girl’s mother discovered her missing shortly after she was kidnapped. This chubby redheaded girl’s name and photo were published and broadcast everywhere during the 12 hours when she was missing:

After she went missing, the girl was initially identified by The Times, citing authorities. However, it is the policy of The Times not to identify victims in cases of alleged sexual crimes.

Oops. Now her identity is known to everybody in the community — teachers, classmates, neighbors. At least she is alive, but to understand how badly was she victimized, it is necessary to say only this: Summers has been charged with 36 counts of sexual assault.

Thirty-six counts.

And neither Summers nor his accomplice should have been out on the street. Headline from the Los Angeles Times:

Suspects in kidnapping, sexual
assault of girl have long records

Less than a year before this girl was kidnapped, Martinez was convicted of “threats of death or great bodily injury,” which you might think would have kept him locked up a while, considering his previous convictions for burglary, petty theft, grand theft, resisting a police officer and unlawfully entering a property. But no, here he is out on the street within a year, wheelman for his jailbird buddy, Summers:

According [to] court records, Summers has convictions for receiving stolen property, grand theft, possession of an explosive and presenting false identity to police. In 2009, he was convicted of battery. Originally, he was also charged with annoying a child, but it was dismissed.

“Annoying a child”? I’m not exactly sure what that charge describes, but here’s the rancid icing on the rotten cake:

LAPD officials said [Summers] was released from custody in July 2012 under realignment.

“Realignment”? Better brace yourself for this one, folks:

The Cornerstone of California’s Solution
to Reduce Overcrowding, Costs, and Recidivism

In 2011, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Assembly Bill (AB) 109 and AB 117, historic legislation that has helped enable California to close the revolving door of low-level inmates cycling in and out of state prisons. It is the cornerstone of California’s solution for reducing the number of inmates in the state’s 33 prison to 137.5 percent of design capacity by June 27, 2013, as ordered by the Three-Judge Court and affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
All provisions of AB 109 and AB 117 are prospective and implementation of the 2011 Realignment Legislation began October 1, 2011. No inmates currently in state prison have been or will be transferred to county jails or released early

Ah . . . not so much, eh? What was sold to the public as a beneficial “solution” was, in fact, a quiet surrender to the fact that California is slouching toward bankruptcy and had to cut costs, even if that meant endangering 10-year-old redheaded girls because the state couldn’t afford to keep creeps like Tobias Dustin Summers locked up.

As if that weren’t enough to make you want to scream, there’s just one more tiny detail: Summers got busted on a probation violation in January, but was turned loose within a week. And this was really a matter of policy, as our California friend Chandler’s Ghost points out:

It would be unremarkable if the prisons simply couldn’t afford to hold prisoners, though it would be bad enough. However, in 2011 Governor Jerry Brown signed a sweetheart deal with the corrections officers’ union that gave them unlimited vacation payout upon retirement and extra monthly cash if they got physicals once a year, among other benefits.
What we see here, then, is a government agency unable to perform its basic duties because of the deals that it made with taxpayer-supported labor. Criminals are allowed back into the  society that is supposed to be protected by the prison system.

In other words, dangerous career criminals get released from prison early, so that the prison guards can get extra retirement benefits.

I’m sure one little redheaded 10-year-old girl is happy about that.

Tobias Dustin Summers is a fugitive and is now believed to be in Mexico, after he was seen crossing the border at Tecate a few days ago.

 

Comments

  • Mike G.

    Maybe this scum will find himself in a Mexican jail. He will beg for extradition.

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  • DaveO

    Maybe it’s only a matter of concern in California if the girl was of voting age, or her parents are billionaire Democrats, like it is in Maryland?

    As for Summers, if caught, he’ll be extradited, given due process, and be out on the streets shortly after the next union contract negotion concludes. More likely, he’ll be given a job by the ATF running guns across the border.
    On a slightly less cynical note: Dem politicians have legislation on their desks waiting for some random heinous crime to submit the legislation and capture votes, power, and the feel-good pat on the back.
    Why don’t Republican politicians have anti crime-enablement legislation ready to slam the unions and their government cronies whenever crime occurs? Why is the GOP pro-rape too?

  • http://twitter.com/ThatChristyChic Christy Waters

    Jerry Brown is a cancer on the ass of California. My Grampa was a California native and a citizen of that state until he died. He despised Jerry Brown so much, he named one of his four pigs after him when he was governor the first time. I’ll bet that bacon tasted particularly good.

  • JeffS

    With Brown, and other socialists, this sort of problem is a feature, not a bug. Terrifying the public by releasing predators from confinement? That’s one way to convince people (primarily low information voters) to pay higher taxes so that the prisons can be kept running.

  • WarEagle82

    The guy slipped over border to Mexico? Does that mean he is an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT in Mexico? Can you say that, or is it racist?

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    California is only the tip of the iceberg of this problem. Most states are closing in or exceeding the maximum permitted “137.5% of design capacity” in their prison systems. This is going to mean more dangerous people on the street in a state near you, coming very soon.

    Of course, this doesn’t even take into account the extraordinary lengths prosecutors in California and elsewhere have to stretch to avoid sending people to prison. This is how Linday Lohan stays out of jail. I’ve wondered how some repeat offenders of check kiting and financial fraud in my own area never go to prison. This is a big part of why: there is no room at the State Pen Inn.

    For every thief and probation violator incarcerated, a bed must be opened up, and we’ve come to the point where all those beds are occupied by violent felons or those under mandatory sentences.

    Getting rid of mandatory sentencing would help some, since not every drug dealer or drunk driver or third-striker is actually as dangerous as the people who have to be released because they cannot be. But the only real solution is to build and staff more prisons, and that means more tax revenue.

  • orion43

    there is a good chance he was an illegal immigrant here. california loves to release illegal immigrants back out onto the streets. ask the family in san francisco, that was shot and killed by an illegal gang banger that was released just before, and not deported. it is beyond crazy here, it is absolutely insane.

  • orion43

    jerry browstain is POS that admitted he had no idea what he was doing as governor, and yet got elected again.

  • http://profiles.google.com/rob5136 Rob Crawford

    “what police say was a “hot prowl” burglary that escalated.”

    This is why we have Castle Doctrine laws that presume a home-owner is innocent when using lethal force in their own home. No one breaking into a home has good intent, and you cannot risk that their intent is limited to theft.

  • http://profiles.google.com/rob5136 Rob Crawford

    If he’s really a Mexican citizen, send him back to serve his sentence there.

    I suspect they’ll either refuse to accept him, or they’ll release him.

  • http://profiles.google.com/rob5136 Rob Crawford

    If the Republicans did that kind of thing, the press would slam them for being opportunistic ghouls.

  • http://profiles.google.com/rob5136 Rob Crawford

    “But the only real solution is to build and staff more prisons, and that means more tax revenue.”

    Or kill more repeat offenders.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    …not even if they are walking toward the door from the inside. You cannot take the risk they aren’t merely planning on closing the door so people outside can’t observe.

  • http://ladyliberty1885.wordpress.com/ LadyLiberty1885

    Sad and maddening story. Moonbeam and Kerry have a lot in common.

    Along similar lines, we had the DA offer a plea deal to the dirtbag who raped and murdered a 5 yo girl here in NC.
    No deal should EVER have been offered.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=9058014&rss=rss-wtvd-article-9058014

  • jwilson44

    For the murderer in NC the plea deal should have been, if you plead guilty we’ll be sure to use a full dose of drugs and clean the needle!

  • jwilson44

    Like Newton? Some slams we have to take for the good of not only the team but for the good of the game.

  • http://twitter.com/LadyLiberty1885 LL1885

    That entire story is just beyond horrifying.. the mother pimped her daughter out to cover her drug debt. Good God.

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  • 2brknot2b

    And is part of the process the illuminati started way back in the 1700’s http://archive.org/stream/UnderTheSignOfTheScorpion/sign_scorpion_djvu.txt