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Unenforced Laws, Preventable Crimes: California Still Circling the Drain

Posted on | April 4, 2013 | 9 Comments

Law-abiding taxpaying citizens are fleeing California, an increasingly ungovernable bankrupt disaster, but hey, they’ve got a good-looking attorney general and Paul Krugman thinks the state is making a “comeback,” so why worry? Well, among other things, they can’t afford to keep criminals in prison:

He was released from custody in July 2012 because of a new law that transfers authority over some felons from state prisons to county jails and, on their release, from state parole to county probation departments. The law, also known as public safety realignment, was intended to reduce overcrowding in state prisons.

This criminal who got out of prison last July was picked up on a parole violation in January, but released less than a week later.

And now, as Paul Harvey would say, the rest of the story:

In the early-morning hours of March 27, a 10-year-old girl was kidnapped from her home near the Northridge campus of California State University. About 12 hours later, the redheaded girl was discovered walking barefoot in the parking lot of a shopping center near a Starbucks. Police say she was sexually molested after being abducted by two men with lengthy criminal records, one of whom — Tobias Dustin Summers, 32 — is still a fugitive at large.

Read the rest, and pay close attention to just how much crime these two perpetrators had previously committed:

Summers has convictions for receiving stolen property, grand theft, petty theft, possession of an explosive, and presenting false identification to police, according to records. In 2009, he was convicted of battery. Originally, he was also charged with annoying a child, but that charge was dismissed.
Between 2004 and 2012, Martinez was convicted of burglary, petty theft, grand theft, resisting a police officer, and unlawfully entering a property, according to records. In April 2012, he was convicted of making threats of death or great bodily injury.

When habitual offenders are turned loose because the state can’t afford to keep them in prison, bad things happen. Liberals tells us that the answer is passing more laws, but what about enforcing the laws on the books?

Every time some Democrat talks about the need to “keep guns out of the hands of criminals,” I want to scream at my TV: “How about getting the criminals off the street?” And when liberals start babbling about keeping children safe . . . well:

The complaint alleges that Summers broke into the home and used a knife to abduct the girl.

10-year-old girl gets kidnapped and raped by career criminals who should have been behind bars, but this crime doesn’t fit the liberal narrative, so don’t expect to see any Democrats or liberal pundits talking about it on MSNBC.



9 Responses to “Unenforced Laws, Preventable Crimes: California Still Circling the Drain”

  1. DaveO
    April 4th, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

    Why not release the criminals directly into the elementary schools? It’s not like people can tell the difference between public school teachers and rapists anymore.

  2. Dianna Deeley
    April 4th, 2013 @ 10:34 pm

    This is the sort of story that leaves me breathless with outrage. I’m a born and raised Californian, and I keep wondering what happened to my state.

  3. Scribe of Slog (McGehee)
    April 4th, 2013 @ 10:53 pm

    Ditto, though I have a lot of theories and the only thing I wonder is which one is most true.

  4. Adjoran
    April 4th, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

    This particular problem isn’t limited to California, although they’ve been releasing the most dangerous felons faster because of their overcrowding. But it’s coming soon to a state near you, probably by order of a federal judge.

    Making matters worse are the mandatory sentences for many crimes, particularly drug crimes, and the three strikes law considering any felony as the third strike. So they can’t release those people, the statutes prohibit it.

    Since overcrowding already meant only the worst offenders end up actually serving time, pretty much everyone in maximum security is a bad actor (or there due to a mandatory sentence).

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 5th, 2013 @ 1:34 am

    You cretins stop picking on California.

    It has the hottest attorney general lady evah!

  6. Esau's Message
    April 5th, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    Keep in mind that arrest records are always the tip of the iceberg for career criminals, like these two thugs. For every crime charged, there are a dozen or more committed without any consequence to the perp.

  7. Bob Belvedere
    April 5th, 2013 @ 8:18 am


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