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CA Mayor on AG Becerra: Why Doesn’t He Care About Cop Killers and Sex Offenders?

“I think he needs to reprioritize and maybe start looking at keeping our community safer, and quit letting violent felons out of prison."

By NTK Staff | 03.28.2018 @12:55pm

Aliso Viejo (California) Mayor Dave Harrington blasted Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D-CA) for defending the state’s controversial “sanctuary state” laws, rather than prosecuting sex offenders and cop killers, during an interview on Wednesday.

The city of Aliso Viejo, California recently voted to opt out of the state’s “sanctuary state” laws.

Becerra suggested, during a press conference on Tuesday, that he would prosecute members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for assisting federal immigration agents.

Fox News’ Sandra Smith asked Harrington what he thought about Becerra’s comments.

“I kind of wish the attorney general of California took as much interest in the criminal activity going on in our state as he does [in] wanting to sue the Trump administration,” Harrington said.

Harrington then blasted the controversial California law, AB-109 that, among other things, says “assault with a deadly weapon, rape of an unconscious victim and trafficking children for sex are considered ‘nonviolent’ offenses.”

According to the Los Angeles Times:

“AB-109 was approved by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2011 to ease overcrowding at state prisons by shifting the responsibility of supervising released nonviolent felons and parolees from state parole officers to county probation officers. Under that law, assault with a deadly weapon, rape of an unconscious victim and trafficking children for sex are considered ‘nonviolent’ offenses.”

“An AB-109 killed a cop in Whittier. He doesn’t seem too interested in that,” Harrington said. “So I think he needs to reprioritize and maybe start looking at keeping our community safer, and quit letting violent felons out of prison.”

Harrington then cited a judge’s ruling on a Prop 57 ballot initiative. The judge’s ruling could allow up to 10,000 convicted sex offenders who, under the judge’s interpretation of the proposition, are eligible for early release.

“I’d like to see him get more interested in stopping that nonsense, instead of going after law-abiding citizens,” Harrington concluded.

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