Two CA Police Officers Murdered By Man On Parole After Light Sentence

By | June 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

Cpl. Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana of the El Monte Police Department were killed during a shootout with a suspect who was on probation. The deceased suspect accused of killing two California police officers during a shootout was a gang member on probation for a weapons charge after receiving a lenient sentence under a plea deal.

He had a previous strike conviction and received two years probation for a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The sentence is in accordance with the policies of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon, who was recently taken to task by a state appeals court over his refusal to prosecute three-strike cases.

Ancient proverb: He who is kind to the cruel will in the end be cruel to the kind. Modern version: He who lets repeat violent offenders off with light sentences will in the end be responsible for the deaths of innocent people. Another version: He who lets armed criminals roam free will favor confiscating the guns of law-abiding people. Both versions are intolerable.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-suspect-killed-el-monte-police-officers-probation-gun-charge

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