Vote NO On Prop 57: Early Prison Release – S

This morning I’m profiling Sacramento County felons who were granted early prison release as “non-violent” second strikers. Unfortunately, if you scratch beneath the surface you find that these guys are violent and dangerous. If passed, Proposition 57 will dramatically increase the number of fake “non-violent” offenders released back onto our streets.
Sou SaechaoSaechao, Sou: Since 1998, he has been a validated member of the Sacramento Bad Boys street gang and has been convicted of resisting a public officer, driving under the influence twice, driving while on a suspended license and in 2001 was convicted by a jury of assault by force likely to produce a great bodily injury and causing a great bodily injury. He was sentenced to seven years in state prison. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Francisco SalcedoSalcedo, Francisco: A review of his criminal history demonstrates a willingness not only to engage in criminal activity, but to engage in crimes of violence as well, with prior convictions for robbery in 2005 and 2010.  Significantly, despite leaving Southern California following his second robbery conviction (having accumulated criminal convictions in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Bernardino County) and re-locating to the Sacramento area, Salcedo has continued to engage in criminal activity, burglarizing the victims ‘ residence and, among other property, stealing a pair of loaded firearms. Despite the “change in scenery” and the accompanying opportunities for a “fresh start” and a crime-free lifestyle, Salcedo has chosen to continue to prey on the community. It is abundantly clear that Salcedo, a man who was convicted of a crime of violence as recently as 2010, will persist to engage in dangerous crimes that risk the safety of the public at large. Whether he robs someone by force or burglarizes their home, Salcedo has proven he will place his own criminal self-interest above the safety of the public at large. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Thomas SalopekSalopek, Thomas: Salopek’s first conviction for a violent act dates back to 1984, wherein he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to serve two years in prison. In 1988, Salopek was convicted of robbery and assault with a firearm when he robbed a convenience store. He was sentenced to a 5 year term in prison for those offenses. In February of 1989, Salopek was again convicted of robbery and was sentenced to serve a 13 years in prison consecutive to the term imposed in 1988. His most recent conviction was for burglarizing a detached garage. The garage was immediately adjacent, but not connected to the living quarters of the residence. In addition, the garage contained a small studio living quarters. Finally, Salopek by his own admissions has a substance abuse problem which dates back over 40 years. He has numerous five (5) convictions for driving under the influence and reckless driving (reduced from driving under the influence arrests) One of those convictions resulted in a felony after the defendant injured another person during a traffic collision. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Frederick ShifanoShifano, Frederick: Shifano poses a threat to the public when he is out on the streets. In his most recent case Sacramento Sheriff’s SWAT Team obtained a search warrant authorizing the search of Shifano, his vehicle and his residence. In the vehicle that Shifano was driving officers located 29 grams of cocaine, 16 grams of marijuana, almost $1,290 in cash, and pay-owe sheets. In Shifano’s residence officers located 80 grams of cocaine, 411 grams of marijuana, 185 hydrocodone pills, 52 MDMA pills, $29,983 in cash, narcotics packaging and a scale.  Also located in his residence were three handguns and a sawed-off shotgun.  Two of the handguns and the sawed-off shotgun were loaded.  Shifano’s possession of multiple loaded firearms while engaging in large scale sales of narcotics created a highly combustible situation ripe for violence. Moreover, Shifano has a record of violence. In 1999 Shifano was committed to state prison for a term of 5-years after he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon. Shifano is also a recidivist whose rap sheet indicates that he has returned to prison on violations of parole multiple times after being released on his first two prison terms. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
James Michael SmithSmith, James Michael: Parole or probation means nothing to Smith, as he has demonstrated throughout his entire life.  Of course, Smith committed his most recent offense while he was released on Parole for his 2008 felony theft where he stole a co-worker’s credit card. Smith committed the 2008 offense while on probation for writing stolen checks in 2006.In 2001, while on parole from his Strike offense, Smith attempted to pass more stolen checks, was caught, convicted, and sentenced to state prison again. In 1999, Smith committed his Strike offense while on Felony Probation for vehicle theft. In 1998, Smith committed his Felony Vehicle Theft while on Felony probation for 2nd Degree Felony Burglary. In 1997, when he committed his 2nd Degree Felony Burglary, Smith was on Felony probation for Criminal Mischief in Texas.  District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release

Vote NO On Prop 57: Early Prison Release – R

Hey Sacramento, look at who’s coming to a neighborhood near you!!!
Levi RabonRabon, Levi: Rabon ‘s criminal history shows an escalating criminal pattern of burglary and drug abuse that spans over the past 30 years. In the summer of 2004, Rabon went on a one-man crime spree, burglarizing  11 homes in less than 5 months.  It wasn’t until his arrest in 2005 that the Sacramento County community in which Rabon resided, could rest easier knowing that this drug-addicted menace was off the streets. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Jahmi RadneyRadney, Jahmi: In 2000, Radney suffered a misdemeanor conviction for statutory rape of a minor more than three years younger than himself.  His conduct was concerning, but he was neither armed nor violent at that stage. In 2003, Radney was convicted of armed robbery. In that case, Radney and an associate found themselves stranded roadside, without gas for their vehicle. The associate was armed with a small handgun.  When a Good Samaritan approached their vehicle to offer assistance, Radney and his associate robbed the man of $28. Radney was placed on probation and served jail time for this offense. In 2005, he punched his girlfriend in the head, causing her to briefly lose consciousness in between kicks to her face, ribs, and arms. This conduct triggered his second felony conviction. In 2012, Radney was found loitering in front of a motel mid-day. Deputies found a loaded handgun in his left pocket, as well as 14 individually packaged baggies of methamphetamine in his waistband. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Jerry RasmussenRasmussen, Jerry: In 1993, Rasmussen was stopped by CHP for driving recklessly and ultimately found to be in possession of several loaded (and unloaded) firearms as well as knives secured to his body with rubber bands.  In September 1994, Rasmussen hog-tied and tortured two men he found on his property.  He covered their heads, kicked them repeatedly, poured cold water on them and threatened to kill them with his gun. This went on for over 3 hours until a neighbor saw what was happening and called police. Just 10 days after this incident, Rasmussen came upon another man on his property and held him at gun point threatening to kill him. Yet another victim of Rasmussen was attempting to negotiate a U-turn in Rasmussen’s driveway when he was met by a screaming Rasmussen wielding a shovel—a shovel he then used to smash the victim’s car windshield and threaten to kill him with. In 2012, Rasmussen came home to find that his front door had been kicked in and his home burglarized. Instead of calling the police (because he didn’t believe that anything would be done), Rasmussen, armed himself with a .22 caliber pistol and laid down on the couch, in the dark, to wait for the burglars to return—which they did.  Upon their return, Rasmussen, without saying a word, got up from the couch and shot one man in the face then turned and shot the second man dead where he stood.  Rasmussen took the gun to a neighbor’s house and gave it to her hold—telling her only that his house was burglarized, but not that he had left a dead man inside of it. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
John Thomas RobertsRoberts, John Thomas: Roberts committed his strike offense of residential burglary in 2011. While on probation for that offense, on January 26, 2013 he went to the home of his daughter’s mother. She asked him to leave because he was high on heroin. He did not want to leave and began tearing up her home, threw a lit cigarette at her face and eventually beat her with a hanger. He was convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence and ordered to undergo a batterer’s treatment program which he never did. In early 2014 he was charged with stealing a vehicle and allowed to proceed as a violation of probation on his strike offense for additional county jail time.  Four months after his release from jail, he was arrested for his current vehicle theft offense for which he received a 32 month prison sentence. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Kevin RobinsonRobinson, Kevin: Robinson got an early start at living the life of a criminal, picking up two strike convictions by the time he was 21. He is a thief, a drug dealer, and a validated member of the Bad Ass Youngsters gang. Before his early release Robinson was serving an 8 year prison sentence for committing a residential burglary. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Rodriguez, Lishane: Rodriguez is a convicted drug dealer with a violent past. On September 16, 2004, Rodriguez was convicted of robbery. Because a gun was used Rodriguez was sentenced to 6 years in state prison. On January 25, 2005, while awaiting adjudication of the above offense, officers executed a lawful search warrant on Rodriguez’s residence. Due to the extremely dangerous situation, Sacramento Police Department deployed its Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit to clear Rodriguez’s house. Inside, they found a firearm and ammunition as well as a “pharmacy” of illegal narcotics. Officers located a digital scale, narcotic packaging, and 80.00 grams of marijuana, 2.63 grams of cocaine, 9 MDMA pills and $2,000.00 in cash. Rodriguez also had a firearm in his vehicle. Rodriguez was sentenced to 3 years state prison for this offense. Soon after being released from prison Rodriguez was convicted of domestic battery when he punched his girlfriend in the face several times. This victim was also a prostitute and Rodriguez was her pimp. She had been trying to “leave” the defendant and the lifestyle behind and make a new start. Rodriguez would have nothing of it. On October 11, 2014, the defendant went to Placer County to purchase 3-5 lbs. of marijuana. Rodriguez rammed the victim’s car and brandished a firearm. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Rorrer, Gordon: Rorrer has 8 felony convictions and has served 6 prison sentences. His parole violations through the years are too numerous to count. He has 2-strike convictions and has been convicted of domestic violence. In 2005, two days after obtaining a restraining order aganist Rorrer for domestic violence, he returned to his victim’s home, kicked in her back door and forced his way into the residence. once inside, while she was trying to call 911, he threw her to the floor, dragged her by the hair and kicked her four or five times in the back. He broke the phone so she could not continue to call for help.- District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release

Vote NO On Prop 57: Early Prison Release – O & P

One must be careful when calculating risk assessment, but if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and flies like a duck…
Walter Brennan O'NealO’Neal, Walter Brennan: A summary of his convictions are as follows:

    • March 1982 -petty theft December 1982 – failure to appear May 1983 – prostitution
    • February 1987 – battery September 1987 -battery
    • July 1990 – felony vehicle theft
    • July 1991 – brandishing a deadly weapon; attempted robbery
    • November  1994 -possession of drug paraphernalia; giving a false name to police November  1994 -parole violation
    • June 1995 – felony vehicle theft March 1998 -parole violation November 1998 – parole violation January 2000 – parole violation September 2000 – parole violation April 2001 – parole violation October 2001 -parole violation May 2002 – parole violation November 2002 -parole violation
    • November 2003 – felony poss. of controlled substance; poss. of a weapon; failure to appear December 2006 – felony vehicle theft
    • May 2010 – parole violation January 2011 -parole violation
    • February 2012 – felony vehicle theft District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
      Ortiz, Xavier: On July 14, 2002, Ortiz and several friends, armed with firearms, went to the victim’s home to threaten him. On March 20, 2006 he went to his uncle’s home and demanded entry into the residence.  His uncle refused and Ortiz kicked in the back door to gain entry into the house.  Once he entered the home he held his uncle down by the throat and repeatedly told him that he would kill him. Less than three months after threatening his uncle he was arrested for participating in a drug trafficking organization, and was ultimately sentenced to six years in prison for his involvement in the conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine for the benefit of his gang. He did not remain crime free for very long after being released on parole.  On October 1, 2014 officers found 13 grams of methamphetamine, packaging for narcotics, 39 tramadol pills, cutting agent which is used to dilute narcotics, and over 1200 dollars in cash inside of Ortiz’s home. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
      Willie PacePace, Willie: Pace was first convicted for vehicle theft as a teenager. Shortly thereafter he sustained his first ‘strike’ conviction for residential burglary. Soon after his release on parole, he was arrested for attempted murder and robbery.  He was convicted of robbery with the use of a firearm with prison priors and sentenced to 152 months in prison.  His behavior while in prison was dismal.  He was repeatedly arrested for criminal offenses while in prison:  in 1996 in Coalinga for assault by a prisoner, in 19967 for possession for a weapon in Salinas Valley.  He was released on parole in about 2002 and then began racking up his repeated parole violations. While back I prison on a parole violation, he picked up another in-custody arrest for possession of a controlled substance in New Folsom in 2005.  Later in 2005 he regained his freedom and promptly forfeited it with more revolving-door parole violations. He appeared to have a lull in his criminal escapades for about 5 years. In 2012, Pace was convicted of second degree burglary with a prior strike. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
      Miguel Ramirez PadillaPadilla, Miguel Ramirez: Padilla was arrested and convicted of 6 counts of residential burglary and received 4 years in prison in 1984. While in prison, he had a number of arrests for conduct occurring in the institution. In 1986 he was arrested for possession of alcohol or drugs in prison. 10 weeks later.he was arrested for assault by a prisoner, and two weeks later he was arrested for a prison conspiracy. Upon his release from prison, in 1989, he was convicted of vehicle theft and received a  jail term. He was then convicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm in 1989, and then he was arrested for possess alcohol or drugs in jail or prison. In 1992, he was convicted of another residential burglary and committed to prison for 9 years. While in custody in 1995, he was arrested for possession of alcohol or drug in a jail or prison. Upon his release from prison, he was convicted of possession of concentrated cannabis and received a 16 month prison term. In 2007, he was convicted of possession for sale of methamphetamine. Upon his 2011 release from prison, and while still on parole, he was arrested and convicted again of possession of methamphetamine for sale when he was found to be in possession of 2.6 ounces of methamphetamine which he admitted possessing for sale. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
      John Kevin ParkerParker, John Kevin: As the result of an arson conviction for lighting a car on fire, Parker was sentenced to state prison for 3 years in 2000. In 2001, he was again sentenced to state after being convicted of transporting or selling cocaine. He returned to prison again in 2004, after a 3 years sentence for possession of cocaine for sale and recklessly evading police officers in a high speed car chase. His most recent conviction occurred 2 weeks after he was discharged from parole. He was a passenger in a car with multiple other people and he was carrying a loaded .45 caliber handgun. When an officer attempted to stop the car, Mr. Parker ran from the rear passenger seat. The officer left the car and its other occupants to pursue Mr. Parker and eventually apprehended him. The loaded .45 caliber handgun was later located in a bush where Mr. Parker tossed it. County Jail on the current case, Mr. Parker was placed on 10 days of full restriction for fighting. On 2/27/11 he was involved in a gang-related fight in custody. On 6/16/11, he was placed in administrative segregation as a result of participating in a riot and was subsequently found guilty of fighting. On 10/20/11, during an interview with CDCR, he claimed status as a Bloods gang member. On 4/23/13, he was again found guilty of fighting. He was also found guilty of fighting on 3/30/14. On 1/18/15,-he-was removed from his job for failing to report to work for months. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
      Dante PrenticePrentice, Dante: On 11/3/2009, Prentice ransacked a home. Items taken included blank personal checks. The victim soon received notice that somebody was attempting to cash one of her checks at a check cashing establishment. Law enforcement responded to the check cashing establishment as a vehicle fled the scene. Two subjects were detained in the store and admitted to being involved in the burglary earlier in the day and fingered the fleeing subjects as Prentice and his brother who were also involved in the burglary. Prentice led officers on a five county, multijurisdictional pursuit, and reaching speeds of more than 100 mph as he sped through residential neighborhoods and ran stop signs. At one point during the pursuit Prentice attempted to hit a Deputy’s vehicle with his vehicle. Prentice eventually lost control and collided with another vehicle. When the vehicle was searched after the collision law enforcement found loot from another residential burglary. In his most recent felony conviction law enforcement responded to a shooting and received a license plate of a vehicle involved in the shooting. The vehicle was located shortly after the shooting and Prentice was a rear passenger. Prentice readily admitted that he was on parole, a member of G-MOBB and that the .40 caliber found at the scene was his. Prentice also proudly admitted that he has “G” tattooed on his left arm as well as stars on his right arm to symbolize he is a member of G-MOBB. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
      Powell, John: Powell’s criminal career has not slowed down since 1983. He has amassed 8 felony convictions, 9 misdemeanor convictions, and a litany of arrests too numerous to list. Time and again Inmate Powell has demonstrated that he will victimize whoever he can to ensure that he gets what he wants.  He will stop at nothing to achieve his ends. Powel l’s five burglary convictions illuminate his complete disregard for others.  In total, Inmate Powell has been sentenced to over 16 years in prison for his burglary conviction s. None of this hard time has seemed to facilitate a productive change in Powell, he continues his criminal enterprising every time he is released. Inmate Powell’s criminality does not end simply at thievery and mischief, he has also shown a serious propensity for violence. In June of 2014, just 2 months before the incident he is currently serving time for, police officers responded to a 91 1 call from the residence of Powell ‘s girlfriend.  When officers arrived, they found Powell’s girlfriend with a swollen head and split lip, the result of repeated punches to the face by the 6’3″, 250 pound Powell. In the incident, officers learned, Powell chased his girlfriend, striking her in the face with his fist as she screamed for help and attempted to call police. Powell’s violence did not end there. The following day, as officers made contact with him regarding the assault on his girlfriend, Inmate Powell violently resisted, trying to prevent officers from arresting him. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
      Jenny Powers-GaribayPowers-Garibay, Jenny: In 2012, Powers-Garibay engaged in an extremely dangerous high speed pursuit through city streets while fleeing in a stolen car. She drove erratically through numerous red lights and stop signs at speeds up to 70 mph. During the pursuit, Powers-Garibay sped through a stop sign directly in front of an elementary school at approximately 9:05 a.m. on a school day. She also nearly collided with an unsuspecting driver. Between 2002 and the commitment offense, Powers-Garibay accumulated 8 felony convictions, 2 separate prison commitments, a strike conviction, several misdemeanor convictions, and numerous parole violations/revocations. Powers-Garibay’s performs poorly under parole supervision. In May 2011, Powers-Garibay violated her parole conditions in less than 24 hours of being released from custody. She violated parole a second time within that first week when she absconded. Eventually she was arrested and incarcerated. Once released, she absconded. Again, she was arrested and incarcerated. This pattern continued when she was released in September 2011 returned to custody by November 2011. On January 17, 2012, Powers-Garibay absconded again from the Auburn Parole. Her whereabouts remained unknown until she was arrested on February 6, 2012 for the conduct underlying her current prison commitment. Powers-Garibay’s response to this latest arrest reaffirms her unsuitability to parole, “I took off high speed because I’m on parole and thought I would at least try to get away.” District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
      Emmanuel Jamar PricePrice, Emmanuel Jamar: Price will do what he wants, when he wants, and how he wants, and he will use force and violence in the process. Whether it is a cellular telephone or a woman’s body, if inmate Price wants something he WILL take it, and by any means necessary. Price is currently serving a 32 month prison sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. However, his propensity for violence is not restricted to those who choose to associate with him. On August 20, 2014, inmate Price was involved in a shooting in which he and another individual had an argument in front of a crowded Valero gas station. The argument escalated and the bullets started to fly. Inmate Price released a barrage of no less than 9 shots from his illegally acquired Glock .40 caliber handgun with rounds flying past patrons of the gas station and those standing nearby. It is a miracle that an innocent bystander was not killed. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release

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The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior
Curtis MarcellinoMarcellino, Curtis: Marcellino is a dangerous sexual predator. In 1982, during a residential burglary, a woman woke up to find an uninvited male naked from the waist down, climbing on top her. To her shock and surprise, she realized that she knew the inmate.  When she confronted him, he quickly got up, got dressed, and ran out the front door with his tennis shoes in his hands. On December 1, 1995, a 23 year old female reported that Marcellino grabbed her and kissed her on the lips and then grabbed ahold of her and started fondling her buttocks and breast area. He plead to a misdemeanor in connection with this offense. On March 16, 2004, Marcellino was arrested in Auburn, California, for annoying/molesting a child under age 18, and battery. At the age of 50-Marcellino met a 15 year-old girl on Craigslist, picked her up and took her to his home for sex. When the police arrived both were naked from the waist down.  Marcellino plead to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor victim under the age of 16 years when he was over the age of 21.  In addition to these sex offenses, Marcellino has a dizzying array of other convictions and prison sentences including theft offenses, drunk driving, welfare fraud and identity theft.  District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Walter MathenyMatheny, Walter: In 1995 Matheny received four convictions for petty theft, and one conviction for obstruction, within a year and a half. Seven months after the last petty theft conviction, he was arrested for possession of narcotic paraphernalia. Matheny was given two chances to complete drug diversion, but failed both time. After that, his criminal activity worsened. He received a conviction for public intoxication and possession of methamphetamine. Within two-months Matheny was again found to be in possession of a methamphetamine, but this time he was also in possession of a loaded .32 caliber handgun. While in custody two days after being arrested, he was found to be in possession of five grams of methamphetamine. A year after that conviction, he was yet again found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  He received his second felony conviction and another violation of probation. Approximately seven months later he committed a violent offense. After being released from prison he was again involved in another robbery. Within five years of being paroled in June of 2008, Matheny received seven misdemeanor convictions for possession of controlled substances, driving under the influence, possession of burglary tools, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of tear gas, and child abuse. A year after his last misdemeanor conviction, and while still on two grants of probation, Inmate Matheny committed this most recent felony conviction that he is currently incarcerated for. Since his first conviction, Matheny has committed every other one of his offenses while being on probation or parole. Some were even committed while he was pending charges in another case. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Ramon Ashley MayoMayo, Ramon Ashley: On July 2, 2013, Mayo was driving recklessly and swerved onto the shoulder of a roadway directly towards an on-duty CHP officer who was assisting a Caltrans work crew with road construction. Inside the vehicle, CHP officers located a loaded .45cal Glock 21 with three rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber on the floorboard next to where Mayo was sitting, as well as a loaded 9mm Ruger on the floorboard next to Mayo’s front passenger.  Officers located 7.4 pounds of marijuana, a silencer and 12 rounds of 9mm ammunition in the backseat. At the time of this offense Mayo was on parole for three residential burglaries. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Marcus Xavier McCauleyMcCauley, Marcus Xavier: On January 2 1, 1988, McCauley was arrested and later convicted of the felony of possession for sale of rock cocaine. On February 9, 1989 he was sentenced to four years’ probation and 150 days in the county jail. On June 19, 1988, he was arrested and later convicted for the felony transportation of marijuana while armed with a pistol. On February 9, 1989 he was sentenced to four years’ probation and 150 days, consecutive, in the county jail. On October 23, 1989, he committed a vicious assault on a man who protested when the inmate and his two accomplices littered his front yard. The victim suffered a broken jaw and the loss of several weeks’ employment. On September 1 1, 1990 McCauley was convicted of felony assault with the personal infliction of great bodily injury. The inmate was sentenced to five years’ probation with one year i n the county jail. On November 18, 1991, he was arrested for transportation and sale of cocaine base. He was convicted of these charges on January 27, I 994. On February 22, 1994 he was sentenced to seven years in prison. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Richard Ariel MendezMendez, Richard Ariel: Mendez has a long criminal history spanning over 20 years. The inmate’s offenses reflect a consistent disregard for the safety and personal property of others.  Despite Mendez’ denials of any gang involvement, the Sacramento County jail  classifies him as a validated Varrio North Side Nortefio and has him listed as a “shot caller” for that gang.  Taken as a whole, the inmate has demonstrated repeatedly that he is dangerous not only to specific individuals, but also the public at large. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Dwayne MeredithMeredith, Dwayne:

  • 1988, two years after his first conviction of a misdemeanor the inmate was convicted of petty theft
  • 1989, he failed to report to his work program in relation to this conviction
  • 1992, the inmate was convicted of grand theft and sentenced to 36 months’ probation.
  • 1993, less than one year into his three year probation, he was convicted of first degree burglary, a potential felony strike, and one violation of probation.  As a result of this conviction he was sentenced to four years of probation.  While still on probation from his first degree burglary, the inmate was convicted of a first degree felony trafficking of a controlled substance in Louisville, Kentucky on October 13, 1993
  • 1995, while still on probation from his first degree burglary conviction, Inmate Meredith was convicted of vehicle damage, and petty theft with priors
  • 1996 the inmate was convicted of 2nd degree  burglary.  Less than a year later he was convicted of the same offense in April of 1997 and sentenced to three years’ probation
  • 1997, he was convicted of destruction of property and three violations of probation
  • 1998, Inmate Meredith was convicted of P.C. 594 before his three year probation for P.C. 666 had ended
  • 2000, Inmate Meredith was convicted of attempted burglary, and vehicle damage before his three year probation had ended
  • 2001, he was convicted of burglary, a potential felony strike
  • 2002, thus violating probation for a second time, while he still had three years left on his probation term.
  • 2005, when he was convicted of felony possession of methamphetamine. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release

Charles MitchellMitchell, Charles: Mitchell’s first criminal conviction is for a first degree robbery for which he was sent to prison for four years in 1985. Since then he has never successfully completed any grant of probation or parole.  Instead, his criminal history is littered with multiple drug sales convictions for which he received state prison sentences, parole violations, driving under the influence convictions and convictions for driving on a suspended license.  He has separate convictions involving driving under the influence from 1992, 1999, 2010, 2011, 2012 and his most recent one from 2014.  The only period of time where the inmate does not have a driving under the influence conviction is from the time he spent in state prison.  Even when given the opportunity to make better choices, he refused to do so.  Since 2010, Inmate Mitchell has been convicted of driving on a suspended license eight separate times. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Christopher MooreMoore, Christopher: Moore is a violent career criminal whose convictions include multiple strike offenses and various instances of evading police officers, robbery, assaults, resisting police officers, driving under the influence of alcohol, and illegal possession of a firearm. In May of 2007, Moore was arrested for robbing two victims at gun point.  Three male suspects were involved in the crime, although Moore was the only one armed with a firearm.  Only Moore was caught by officers because after he robbed one of the victims at gun point, he continued to punch and kick the victim until officers arrived while his friends fled the scene. Two years earlier, Moore drove through the family room of an occupied residence just to try and evade pursuing officers who were attempting to stop him because he was driving a stolen car.  When the car became disabled due to the collision, officers located a handgun on the floorboard of the stolen car that Moore had been the driving.   Moore was injured when he collided with the house, so officers arrested him and then transported him to the hospital.  Due to his conduct, Moore was placed in leg shackles while awaiting medical treatment. Subsequent to these felony convictions, Moore sustained numerous parole violations and misdemeanor convictions. Moore has never successfully completed a single grant of probation or parole without committing a new offense and ending back up in jail or prison custody. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Henry Andrew MooreMoore, Henry Andrew: Moore has capped his career criminal rap sheet with the residential burglary of a home that was occupied by a 73 year-old woman. He cut a screen, entered her home and stole her purse and contents, including her cell phone.   Law enforcement was quickly able to track her iPhone and found that Inmate Moore had tried to dispose of it in his toilet tank. For this offense, Moore was allowed to plead to the residential burglary and admit a prior strike for 4 years in State Prison. Moore’s first strike offense was a 2002 robbery . That offense occurred in Yolo County and the reports detailing the facts of that offense were purged.  Sandwiched between these two strikes are a rich and varying array of other offenses and convictions including vehicle thefts, felony evading, drugs, vehicle burglaries and possession of stolen property . He has never successfully reintegrated into free society. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Virgo Lee MooreMoore, Virgo Lee: Moore committed his first adult conviction in Sept. 1995, for a violation of assault with a deadly weapon. Moore and two accomplices were involved in the assault of a male victim in which an accomplice stabbed the victim with a knife. Moore was sentenced to two years in state prison. Moore was paroled and in July 1997,suffered his first misdemeanor driving under the influence conviction. He proceeded to accumulate three more misdemeanor driving under the influence convictions in November 2007, February 2010 and March of 2011. In addition to his multiple driving under the influence convictions, during this same time period he committed two additional felony convictions. In November of 2002, he was conviction of possession for sale of a controlled substance and sentenced to 16 months in State Prison. In June of 2006, he was conviction of a felony violation of flees or attempts to elude a pursuing peace officer. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
James Daniel MoosMoos, James Daniel:  Felonies:

  • 1993: Residential burglary – 120 days
  • 1994: Vehicle theft – 3 years state prison
  • 1996: Possession of Stolen Property – 2 years state prison
  • 1998: Possession of Stolen Property- 28 month’s state prison
  • 2001: Possession of a controlled substance – 16 months state prison
  • 2002: vehicle theft Possession of false identification – 44 months state prison
  • 2005: Attempting to elude a pursuing peace 0fficer in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. – 5 years state prison
  • 2010: Possession of false identification – 8 years and 8 months state prison District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release

Kevin Lee MorganMorgan, Kevin Lee: A review of Morgan’s FBI & CII criminal history shows a criminal pattern spanning from 1994 to 2009. Inmate Morgan’s criminal history includes misdemeanor convictions for battery, domestic violence, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest.  He also suffered felony convictions for grand theft (2001), residential burglary (2004) and vandalism (2005).  He had served three separate prison terms for each of these felonies, but continued his criminal conduct in 2009. In 2009, Kevin Morgan went on a residential burglary spree in Elk Grove.  In one of the three burglaries he committed on August 12, 2009, Inmate Morgan kicked in the door of a residence while a teenage boy hid in the closet.  Inmate Morgan ransacked the house and stole numerous items of expensive jewelry. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release

Governor’s Early Inmate Release Law Increased Crime in Sacramento County

By Mike Rushford

Prop 57
A report released today by the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation found that a major contributor to the increased crime in Sacramento County last year were criminals no longer eligible for prison under a 2011 law touted by the Governor as a way to reduce prison overcrowding and improve public safety.
Data from the Sacramento County Probation Department indicate that offenders, released into Sacramento County under AB109, the “Public Safety Realignment” law, were arrested for over 12,000 crimes between October of that year and 2015.
Under Realignment, most felons released from state prison are designated as “low level” offenders and placed on county probation, termed by Realignment as Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS), rather than on much stricter state parole.  When the more serious offenders released on state parole violate parole conditions, they can no longer be returned to prison.  Instead, they receive short sentences in county jail followed by release to lighter supervision on PRCS.  Offenders committing most new crimes, including auto theft, fraud, commercial burglary, assault, domestic violence and drug offenses, cannot be sentenced to prison no matter how many times they commit these crimes.  Like parole violators, they can only be sentenced to time in county jail followed by release on PRCS.
According to the report, of the 5,269 offenders placed on PRCS, 2,371 (44.9%) were arrested for 7,578 felonies and 4,888 misdemeanors.  More than 1,200 were arrested for violent felonies, such as rape, robbery and murder.  Of the offenders convicted, 631 (over 51%) were for domestic violence, which under Realignment is not considered a serious enough crime to carry a prison sentence.
“Sacramento is a medium-sized California county with diverse demographics and strong police and prosecution agencies.  According to preliminary FBI data, the county suffered a 25% increase in crime during the first six months of 2015,” said Foundation President Michael Rushford.  “Because Realignment does not require the state to keep track of criminals placed on PRCS, analysis of its impact must be done one county at a time.  Federal and state data confirm that significant increases in crime occurred virtually everywhere in California last year, which suggests that Sacramento County’s experience is not unique.  Our review found that most, if not all, of the county’s increase appears to be the result of Realignment leaving over 5,000 criminals in the county under light supervision until they committed new crimes violent enough to qualify for a prison sentence.  Once again the Governor’s promises have turned out to be false, and law-abiding Californians are paying the price,” he added.
Read the Foundation’s report, “Public Safety Realignment Post-Release Community Supervision”.
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Vote NO On Prop 57: Early Prison Release – J thru L

I don’t know about you, but when I read the profiles of fake ‘non-violent’ offenders I become concerned. The only way that these offenders can be classified as ‘non-violent’ is through a combination of legal gymnastics and doublespeak. These are classifications that are not what they claim, and should not be allowed to exist in a society that prioritizes public safety.
Dale JardineJardine, Dale: Calling Jardine a “Non-Violent Second Striker” mischaracterizes his criminal history and his continued disregard for the laws of our society.  To suggest that he is non-violent is, at best, laughable:

  • 1990 – Taking a vehicle for temporary use and vandalism
  • 1990 – Disturbing the peace
  • 1990 – False identification to a police officer
  • 1990 – Petty Theft
  • 1991 – Disorderly conduct
  • 1991 – Receiving stolen property
  • 1991 – Possession of a dangerous weapon
  • 1993 – Possession of a dangerous weapon
  • 1997 – Battery on a non-cohabitating spouse
  • 1999 – Threatening a witness or victim of a crime
  • 2001 – Violation of Probation = sentenced 16 months state prison
  • 2002 – Violation of Parole
  • 2004 – Under the influence of a controlled substance
  • 2005 – Residential burglary = 3 years state prison
  • 2007 – Violation of Parole
  • 2009 – Unlawfully causing a fire
  • 2010 – Violation of Parole
  • 2012 – Vehicle theft
  • 2012 – Attempted theft
  • 2013 – Terrorist threats
  • 2013 – Violation of a criminal protective order
  • 2014 – Possession of a controlled substance while armed District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release

Martin Edmund JeffriesJeffries, Martin Edmund: In 1992, Jeffries was convicted Involuntary Manslaughter and sentenced to 365 days County Jail.  In 1998, Jeffries was convicted of Attempted Robbery and sentenced to 2 years State Prison. In 2001, Jeffries was convicted of Residential Burglary and sentenced to 9 years Stare Prison. In 2011, Jeffries was convicted of Residential Burglary and sentenced to 9 years State Prison. In the 2011 Burglary, the victim was in the residence at the time of the Burglary. In addition to his felony record, Inmate Jeffries has eight misdemeanor convictions between 1987 and 1993 for Welfare Fraud, Trespassing, Obstructing an Officer, Possession of Stolen Property, Theft, Grand Theft, Theft with Priors, and Possession of Burglary Tools. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Dre Maurice JohnsonJohnson, Dre Maurice: Johnson pulled a gun on his former girlfriend, telling her, “I’m gonna kill you, Bitch.”  He had previously made numerous threatening statements to her such as “You’re gonna die, bitch.  If not, you’re gonna go to the hospital.”  When officers were called, Johnson engaged officers in a foot pursuit until he was eventually taken into custody.  A Versa semi-automatic handgun with one live .38 round in the chamber and 5 in the magazine was found.  Johnson was on probation for that offense when he committed his current commitment offense:  being a felon in possession of a firearm. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
James JohnsonJohnson, James: Although he is only 26-years-old, Johnson’s criminal accomplishments belie his young age. A few months before his 2151 birthday, Johnson and a confederate burst into a jewel store with guns drawn and demanded money from the store’s employees. The frightened clerks complied, after which Johnson and his accomplice smashed display cases, grabbed valuable jewelry and fled the store. Johnson was sentenced to two years in state prison for this felony strike offense. At age 23, Johnson received a Fed Ex package meant for someone else by accident. After denying he received the package the intended recipient found his goods for sale on Craigslist. A subsequent online sting revealed that Johnson was selling the items which were found at his residence. In 2014, police officers busted Johnson for possession of heroin. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Kristina Anne KillianKillian, Kristina Anne: Since 1994, Killian has received 8 felony convictions and 5 misdemeanor convictions.  Her crimes range from reckless driving with substantial bodily injury, where she ran over her boyfriend, breaking both his legs and his collar bone, to simple drug possession. Her preferred crime is identify theft, where she has received four felony convictions on four separate cases.  Although she is a career thief, the commitment offense was particularly despicable because she took advantage of a position of trust, stealing the personal identifying information of her family members.  Inmate Killian even stole the identity of her 88 year old grandmother.  District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Charles Robert LargenLargen, Charles Robert: Largen is a career criminal who does not appear to have ever earned an honest living. For his first strike offense of residential burglary in 2001, he received a 4 year sentence in State Prison. In 2003, while on parole for that offense, he committed another residential burglary, his second strike, and received a sentence of 32 months in State Prison. While on parole for that offense, he stole a vehicle and received a 4 year prison sentence. He next went to prison in 2011 for possession of methamphetamine and while on supervision for that offense, he committed his current offense of willfully evading officers with conscious disregard for life. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release

Proposition 57 Unmasked: A Detailed Analysis of the Misleading Initiative

By Michele Hanisee

Prop 57Proposition 57 is a many headed monster that will wreak havoc on public safety. It allows the early release of inmates serving time in state prison for violent and non-violent offenses through parole grants or accelerated sentence credits. In addition, it changes the juvenile system by disallowing prosecutors to directly charge juveniles who commit murder, rape, or other heinous crimes. Instead, a Judge will decide based on criteria that ensures few, if any, juveniles will be charged as adults.
In order to explain the various provisions, a detailed handout has been prepared which breaks out the adult parole components of Prop. 57.
The initiative, misleadingly titled “The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act” is so sloppily and poorly drafted; that it is necessary to go step by step through multiple Penal Code sections to understand why, contrary to the false claims by Governor Brown, Prop. 57 will give violent felons, including rapists, child molesters and murderers, early release from state prison. As my colleague Eric Siddall pointed out in a previous column, the Governor’s spokesperson was forced to admit that Prop. 57 will allow the early release of violent inmates.
The fact sheet includes sentencing examples that illustrate the drastic changes to parole eligibility that will occur in the case of serious felonies, strike priors and sex crimes. A reference to multiple voter enacted initiatives that Prop. 57 contradicts and overrides, such as “Three Strikes,” “The Victim’s Bill of Rights” and “Marsy’s law,” is also included.
I urge everyone to review the document, “Facts About Proposition 57.”
Michele Hanisee is President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys.

Vote NO On Prop 57: Early Prison Release – H

On Election Day California voters will either accept or reject Proposition 57, Governor Brown’s so-called Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016. Before making up your mind you have to understand that the tens-of-thousands of offenders who will be eligible for release are only ‘fake’ non-violent offenders. In reality, many if not all, are recidivist violent offenders who will endanger the population at large. Here are a few offenders who have already been granted early release under another ‘get out of jail free’ program.
Haenggi, Ryan Scott: On January 5, 2001 Haenggi was convicted of attempted first degree residential burglary.  Instead of turning his life around after his prison commitment in 2001, Haenggi has continued with his life of crime.  Since his strike offense, Haenggi has suffered four additional criminal convictions and numerous parole violations.  In 2012, Haenggi stole a Sacramento Police Department bait car. The entire incident was caught on camera and Haenggi was found driving the stolen vehicle.  He was sentenced to six years in state prison.  His criminal history which includes multiple convictions for theft, drugs and weapons related offenses, as well as his numerous violations of parole. Haenggi has demonstrated time and time again that he poses an unreasonable risk to public safety in any community he transitions to. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Brent Loring HallHall, Brent Loring: In terms of Hall’s criminal history his record is appalling:

  • 1990: PC 594 Misdemeanor 1992: PC 12025(a) Misdemeanor
  • 1992: PC 459 pt Degree Felony Strike, PC 12025(b) Felony, VC 2800.2(a) Felony-4 years Prison
  • 1994: PC 211 Felony Strike: 6 years Prison 1994: HS 11377(a) Felony 8 months Prison 1997: Violation of Parole
  • 1998: Violation of Parole 1999: Violation of Parole 2000: Violation of Parole
  • 2000: HS 11377(a) Felony: 32 months Prison
  • 2003: VC 10851 Felony: 4 years Prison 2007: Violation of Parole
  • 2009: PC 459 2nd Felony: 3 years Prison 2011 : PC 12651(a) Misdemeanor
  • 2014: VC 10851 Felony, VC 2800.2(A) Felony: 4 years State Prison
  • District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
    Philip Arne HansonHanson, Philip Arne: In 2002, Hanson was arrested in Madera, California for burglary and so began an increasingly dangerous criminal pattern that would build on itself over the next 13 years and include crimes in several counties. While on probation and within 6 months of his first burglary, Hanson committed another burglary in Modesto. He was arrested while driving on a suspended license, providing false proof of financial responsibility for his vehicle and for having no registration.  In 2003, while still on probation, Hanson was arrested for auto theft, driving on a suspended license, driving while under the influence and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Within months of completing the court process for these crimes, Hanson was arrested while on probation. In October 2005, Hanson participated in an armed robbery where the victim was held at gun point.  Three days later Hanson was found in a stolen rental car. Three months after that Hanson was busted for driving a car with stolen plates. Once Hanson had been apprehended, they found all the makings for a “meth” lab in the trunk of the car. He received 8 years and 4 months in prison for this crime series. Hanson’s most recent conviction while on parole, was for felony vandalism involved in his theft of copper wire from street lights and electrical boxes.  This vandalism resulted in a loss of electricity and lights and blighted aneighborhood. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
    Jose Luis HernandezHernandez, Jose Luis: Hernandez began his adult criminal career at age 18 in 1986, when he was caught burglarizing a residence. When the victim attempted to prevent him from taking her property, he threatened to kill her.  Two days later he was identified while committing a vehicle robbery in which he had a sawed-off shotgun.  For these offenses, he was committed to the California Youth Authority and was paroled in 1988. In 1989, he severely beat his live-in girlfriend by kicking her in the buttocks, knocking her to the ground and punching her all over her body. Convicted of felony domestic violence he was sentenced to two years in State Prison. In 1995, Hernandez engaged in a high speed chase during which he crashed through an iron gate and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. In 1998 he was arrested for a bar fight with a woman. In 2000, Hernandez assaulted his live-in girlfriend, placed a handgun to her head and threatened to “blow her fuckin’ head off.”  A week later, when officers tried to conduct a traffic stop of him, as he was a known parole at large, he fled at a high rate of speed.  Officer saw him throw plastic baggies with white powder from the vehicle during his flight.  He eventually collided with two patrol vehicles, then exited and fled on foot.  In his vehicle, officers found 3.79 grams of methamphetamine.  In 2007, he punched, kicked and dragged his two-month pregnant live-in girlfriend by the hair and was convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence. In January of 2009, he was convicted of misdemeanor false imprisonment in connection with a domestic dispute. In 2010, officers discovered the inmate to be in possession of 13.3 grams of methamphetamine.   He was convicted of transportation of methamphetamine and was given a state prison sentence concurrent with the one he is currently serving. His current commitment arises out of conduct that began on July 11, 2010 when officers tried to stop him for driving a vehicle without plates.  He sped away and lead officers on a pursuit which spanned 7.5 miles and reached speeds of 114 m.p.h.  District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
    Kenneth L. HollowayHolloway, Kenneth L.: Holloway’s first felony conviction in 1998, was for grand theft in Oakland. His strike offense of terrorist threats occurred in 1998. By 2001 it appears Mr. Holloway decided he needed a trade so he turned to transporting methamphetamine. By 2009 Mr. Holloway began his love affair with alcohol when he picked up his first DUI conviction.  In 20 I 0 he committed his second DUI and while still on probation for that, he picked up his third DUI, and this time he injured someone in another car. While still on probation for that felony DUI, he picked up his current DUI offense in 2014 and was sentenced to 32 months in prison, in the hopes that he will dry out, attend AA/NA and get a grip on his compulsion before he’s once again released back onto our streets. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release

Vote NO On Prop 57: Early Prison Release – E thru G

California’s Prop 57 is designed to release tens of thousands of fake “non-volent” offenders from prison. Why, then are so many violent offenders currently being released under another program? Something smells fishy to me. And, these are only C & D from Sacramento County.
John EberhartEberhart, John: Eberhart was committed to state prison in 1998 and was paroled November 28, 1998. He incurred five violations of parole and was discharged on December 3, 2002. In 2003 he went on a residential burglary crime spree. He was charged with twelve residential burglaries or attempted residential burglaries.  On a couple of occasions victims were home.  As part of the agreement the defendant pled to four counts of residential burglary. His convictions include resisting arrest, vandalism, altering a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of narcotics, theft, and another first degree burglary. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Demetrius ForteForte, Demetrius: Forte is a violent, career criminal. At only 33 years of age Forte has already been convicted of -felony offenses, two of which are strike offenses under the California Three Strikes Law. In 2007, Forte was convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence against his ex-wife. In that case, Forte forced his way into the victim’s apartment, told her she could not leave and that if she tried he would do whatever necessary, including killing her, to stop her from leaving. None of these prior violent convictions curbed Forte’s violent crime spree, instead he continued his violent ways in 2009 when he was convicted of a felony assault with a deadly weapon, a strike, when he hit the 46 year old victim over the head with a baseball bat during an argument. In addition to Forte’s many convictions, his criminal history is peppered with several parole and probation violations.  Forte has not had a single successful probation or parole term. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Fresquez, Arkine: Offender Fresquez is a danger to society with a penchant for serious and violent crimes. He was sent to Juvenile Hall (and eventually CYA) for assault to commit rape in 1986 at the age of 15. A warrant was issued for escape from a juvenile facility and assault with a deadly weapon in 1987. In 1990 he pled to felony assault with a deadly weapon after being arrested for assault using a firearm. In January 1991, he was arrested for assaulting a police officer or firefighter causing great bodily injury. In April of 1994 he was convicted of stealing a car and, although given probation, he was sent back to prison in December of that year when he was convicted of possessing a firearm as a felon. He was convicted next of receiving stolen property in 1995 and went back to prison for two years. He violated again in 1997. In 2000 Fresquez was convicted of shooting at an inhabited dwelling and was given 6 years in prison. He violated his parole in 2005 and again in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He has had no less than four arrests for being drunk in public since 2008. Offender Fresquez was arrested for robbery in 2010 and was able to resolve his case for a misdemeanor battery. He was arrested for burglary in 2011 and resolved his case as a receiving stolen property, with a consequence of four more years in prison. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Phaszon FullerFuller, Phaszon: When Fuller plead to being a felon in possession of ammunition he was on Parole for a violent Robbery where he used a firearm, he was a validated gang member and he was also a suspect in a homicide.  Fuller has continued to violate any type of supervision or court order.  Specifically, he committed new crimes while on Parole,  and also has associated with other known gang members when specifically ordered not to by the Court.  He has total disregard for all authority and takes no responsibility for the crimes he commits. In 2013, when he committed the Robbery he used a firearm.  In that case he and his co-defendant approached a male and female and demanded their belongings.  Fuller shoved a firearm in the face of the Victims and ordered his co-defendant to go through their backpacks.  The co-defendant sexually assaulted the female as he was taking her personal property.  The female victim was so scared of Fuller and his co-Defendant she urinated on herself.  District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Lamont GilmoreGilmore, Lamont: In 1993 Gilmore was apparently was arrested in Nevada for burglary, possession of burglary tools, and receiving stolen property. In 1994, he was convicted of misdemeanors for possessing a switch blade, and giving false information to an officer. In 2001, he was convicted of giving false ID to an officer. Between 2003 and 2006, he was arrested multiple times for theft and drug related crimes. In 2007, he was convicted of serious strikes for two separate first degree burglaries and a misdemeanor drug offense. Gilmore earned his way into prison for breaking into innocent people’s homes for those 2007 burglaries, as well as exhibiting the kind of recidivist conduct the ‘strike’ law was meant to punish. In 2011, almost immediately after getting out of prison, Gilmore broke into another innocent person’s home, as well as stealing their truck. For that he was sentenced to 8 years in prison. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Takneeca Kean GlassGlass, Takneeca Kean: Glass’ strike offense was a violent strike where she stabbed another woman in the back resulting in great bodily injury during a verbal dispute over a man.  She was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to State Prison. Her current commitment offense involves an ongoing scheme to steal from an employer on Sundays when they were at church.  Glass and her co-defendants systematically stole large portions of inventory, wigs and hair weaves, from the victims over several months, being careful to disable cameras so as to avoid detection.  Eventually the massive amount of missing inventory was too much to hide and the scheme was discovered and thwarted.  Glass took advantage of a position of trust to commit this crime. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Vincent GonzalezGonzalez, Vincent: When Gonzalez was 17 in August 2000, he was charged with attempted murder and shooting at an occupied dwelling. In the years that followed that conviction Gonzalez continued on his criminal path. In 2003, inmate Gonzalez was sentenced to state prison for transporting controlled substances and has, while in the custody of CDCR, earned consecutive prison sentences for violations such as prisoner possessing a weapon and participating in a riot clearly demonstrating that he lacks the maturity and most importantly, the desire, to become a productive member of any society. In 2013, Gonzalez was sentenced to 4 years state prison by the Sacramento County Superior Court for attempting to evade a peace officer while driving recklessly—the most terrifying demonstration to date of this inmate’s willful and wanton disregard for anyone but himself. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Jacare James GormonGormon, Jacare James: On July 31, 2011 Gormon hit and kicked his estranged wife 20-30 times in the face, head and stomach areas. When she tried to flee the house he dragged her back inside and locked the door. He broke two wooden chairs over the top of her head. He told the victim that if she called 911 he would “kill her.” In 2008, Gormon was involved in a flight from law enforcement when he drove through intersections, stop signs, and red lights heedless of approaching vehicles and children attempting to cross the street. Gormon’s vehicular flight was such a danger to public safety that officers were forced to cancel the ground pursuit -which was only resumed shortly before the inmate ditched the auto and fled on foot. Inmate Gormon told the arresting officers that he thought he was going back to prison -so he fled. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Sean GrayGray, Sean: Sean Gray has been committing residential burglaries since at least 1986 when he committed a burglary or burglaries that netted him an 8 year 6 months prison sentence. He was paroled at some point and then went back to prison in 1992 for 9 years for residential burglary. In 201 1, he committed his most recent residential burglary which resulted in his current 8 year sentence. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release

Vote NO on Prop 57: Early Prison Release – C & D

California’s Prop 57 is designed to release tens of thousands of fake “non-volent” offenders from prison. Why, then are so many violent offenders currently being released under another program? Something smells fishy to me. And, these are only C & D from Sacramento County.
Jose Guadalupe CamachoCamacho, Jose Guadalupe
: In 1992, Camacho and his brother, both armed with handguns, shot a man in the chest.  Thankfully the victim lived and, once again, Mr. Camacho was returned to state prison for 7 years. On October 21, 1999, high on methamphetamine, Mr. Camacho again placed countless lives in jeopardy. As he drove the stolen construction truck at high speeds with CHP officers in pursuit, running red lights and swerving from lane to lane, it is only by luck that he did not injure or kill unsuspecting citizens on the road. His continued victimization of the community and the danger that he represents earned him a sentence of 27 years – life. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Macanthony CanadyCanady, Macanthony: Canady’s first adult criminal offense occurred in 1991, when he was arrested for being in possession of stolen property and subsequently convicted in 1992.  In October of 1993, Canady was convicted of two counts of Forgery. He was sentenced to a term of two years and eight months in state prison. In September of 1995, Canady was convicted of his first strike conviction for 2nd degree robbery. In 2001, Canady suffered a second conviction, this time with a Use of a Firearm enhancement. In addition to the above mentioned crimes, Canady has several other convictions. He has three prior misdemeanor DWI convictions. In addition, Canady was convicted of felony violation of driving under the influence. Canady also has a 1999 domestic violence-related conviction. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Michael CharterCharter, Michael: In 2013 Charter, who associates with “white pride” gangs, participated in an unprovoked, ruthless group beat down of another inmate. The victim was targeted because he did not want to associate with the white gangs. In January of 2014, Charter was sentenced to 2 years in the state prison for this violent assault. In 2001, in the state of Virginia, Charter was convicted of assault and battery. In 2009, Charter was convicted of domestic violence. In 2011, Charter was again arrested for domestic violence, but those charges were dismissed in exchange for his plea to weapons and drug charges. Charter is now 34-years-old, and committed his current offense, vehicle theft, while on parole for his strike prior. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Curtis ColvardColvard, Curtis: Three loaded handguns, a sawed-off shotgun, methamphetamine, pills, a high speed chase going no less than 90 mph and a fleeing felon; but still the crime is deemed “non-violent”.  To look at each aspect of Curtis Colvard’s conviction separately, one could certainly conclude it was not violent.  But when one looks at the big picture, what emerges is a clear image of an incredibly dangerous and violent situation.  Much like a powder keg just waiting for a match. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Phuoc Ngoc DangDang, Phuoc Ngoc: On March 11, 2008, Dang and three others entered the victims’ residence to steal money. Once inside the residence Dang and his cohorts subdued the victims with a gun and proceeded to tie them up with zip ties. Dang ransacked the victims’ residence and fled the scene. Dang showed true callousness toward truly vulnerable victims, who were fourteen and fifteen years old at the time of the robbery. Following his conviction Dang was sentenced to four years state prison. Inmate Dang was released from prison in August 2011. Less than two years later he was selling drugs despite being on active parole. Dang has spent the majority of his adult life incarcerated and continues to show rebellious behavior and an absolute disregard for the community as a whole. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Shane DeMartini-PavelDeMartini-Pavel, Shane: On February 13, 2012, a bartender called 9-1-1 to report that “I had a customer get a bottle broken across his face and he has a 2 inch gash above his eye and you can see straight through his skull.” That customer required 9 sutures to close his facial wound and DeMartini was the wielder of the beer mug that caused his injury. What was the victim’s ‘offense’? He was laughing too loudly with his friends.  DeMartini was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and infliction of great bodily injury. In 2010 she was arrested for domestic violence under remarkably similar circumstances. On June 28, 2012, while pending court on her felonious 2012 assault, she was arrested yet again for domestic violence. If DeMartini sees an opportunity to hurt someone, physically or otherwise, to benefit herself she will not hesitate. She cares not if the weapon is a glass to teach someone a lesson for being too loud or a pen and a blank check to wreak havoc on someone’s finances. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release
Joe Cortez DuenasDuenas, Joe Cortez: On May 9, 2000 a Folsom resident in the process of opened the garage door of his home -there was inmate Duenas, standing in the garage holding the victim’s television set; the TV set had been removed from the living room by the Duenas, who had apparently broken into the garage, then entered the victim’s living room through an unlocked access door and helped himself. On September 6, 2005 Duenas was convicted of felony violations of attempted auto theft, second degree burglary, vehicle theft and receiving stolen property. On February 5, 2010 Duenas and an accomplice entered a Kohl’s Department store and stole more than $400 worth of property. On January 1, 2011 Duenas was arrested for stripping a stolen car. On July 28, 2014 Duenas was again arrested for vehicle theft and possession of meth amphetamine. District Attorney’s Letter Opposing Early Release