This truly ticks me off. I come from a family of police officers and it’s stories like this that make me believe that idiots like the ones who let monsters like this free don’t deserve people like my brothers protecting and serving them. Not even a little bit.
This criminal was a hardcore gangster and yet he was set free to roam among the public as he pleased…and ended up killing two cops in Whittier, California. One of those two officers he shot has since died.
Now there is a community of family and friends dealing with a loss of their loved one that could have been prevented had the law done what is was meant to do…protect Americans.
A weeping police chief told voters Monday that …. ‘enough is enough’
Hundreds show up outside Whittier Police Dept to honor fallen officer Keith Boyer pic.twitter.com/SNztChxXIM
— Chip Yost (@ChipYost) February 21, 2017
Police say the shootings of the police officers came on top of another murder committed by the same man earlier in the day.
— Whittier Daily News (@WhittierNews) February 21, 2017
— Sandra Molina (@MolinaSGVN) February 20, 2017
Officer Keith Boyer had been on the Whittier Police force for 27 years. He and his partner made a traffic stop Monday morning when all of a sudden the suspect reached for a gun and started shooting. Boyer died at the hospital. The other officer is expected to survive.
— Anne State (@annestate) February 20, 2017
It’s tragic in every way. However, Whittier Police Chief Jeff Piper said the situation was even worse because of a California bill signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in 2011 in an effort to reduce prison population.
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) February 21, 2017
The weeping police chief pointed to two ballot initiatives California voters have approved in recent years that he thinks are problematic:
“What I want to say to the community of Whittier, community surrounding Whittier and the state is, we need to wake up. Enough is enough. Passing these propositions, you’re creating these laws that are raising crime.
It’s not good for our communities and it is not good for our officers.
What you have today is an example of that.”
— Bernie Deyo (@EPN473) February 21, 2017
Remember back in 2011 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California’s overcrowded prisons were constituted cruel and unusual punishment due to the conditions thy were in? Then instead of buying more space to enlarge or further build prisons, Brown decided to sign into law AB 109, which moved some inmates from state prisons to county jails.
Then came Propositions 47 and 57, both of which did get approved by voters in California after Brown had the audacity to promise there would be no safety fallout…as it turns out, Proposition 47 stopped “non violent” criminals from heading to state prison, and 57 accelerated prison sentences for the hard criminals doing time.
What the hell?!
All because Brown believed they would give opportunities for these hardened criminals to “turn their lives around”
Well now, after this police shooting and loss of life of one of the community heroes, people are pissed.
— Jerry Jones (@Bud_Doggin) February 21, 2017
KABC-TV reports that this isn’t the only officer killed by hard core criminals who were newly out of prison and on parole:
In October 2016, L.A. County sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Owen was shot and killed by a twice-convicted felon out on parole.
The deaths of two Palm Springs police officers in 2016 were also blamed on these laws.
But Assistant Secretary of Communications of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Jeffrey Callison, told Independent Journal Review that this isn’t the case at all:
“None of the state’s recent criminal justice reforms – including AB 109, Proposition 47 or Proposition 57 – impacted when this individual was released from state prison. Proposition 57, for example, which was passed by voters in November, has not even been implemented yet.”
Supervision on April 19, 2016, which means that Los Angeles County Probation was responsible for monitoring this individual, not the state.
Former Los Angeles supervisor Don Knabe told KABC that it’s clear to him that bad guys are slipping through the cracks.
“It’s not five out of seven, or five out of 10 — it’s one out of 25, it’s one out of 50, it’s one out of 100. But what happens? You have another murder today.”
You should know also that this suspected killer is also believed to have murdered his cousin as well….JUST to steal his car before the cop shooting took place.
Is this what you think Brown had in mind when he wanted to give opportunities for these criminals to “change their life around”?
No. Of course not…but do you think he even cares that there is blood on his hands now because of it?
No. Of course not…