Judge stops California Soros prosecutor from slashing triple murderer's sentence

Alameda County District Attorney's Office

After rejecting her in 2018, the voters of Alameda County, California selected Pamela Price as their new District Attorney last year. Price had taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from George Soros for her two campaigns.  That probably tells you most of what you need to know, since Soros only funds candidates who are soft on crime and willing to empty the jails as much as possible. Price quickly proved herself no exception, seeking to cut a plea deal with a killer who had been arrested for one triple murder for hire, was accused in the murder of a court witness, and several other violent crimes. Rather than the 75 years to life sentence that Delonzo Logwood was eligible for, Price wanted to cut him loose after fifteen years. Thankfully, a County District Judge stepped in and rejected the deal out of hand. (Free Beacon)

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A California judge this week blocked a newly-elected progressive prosecutor’s effort to slash a triple murderer’s sentence.

Alameda County district judge Mark McCannon rejected District Attorney Pamela Price’s plea deal for a 31-year-old man jailed for a 2008 triple murder-for-hire, among other crimes. Price, who took office in November and has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from the progressive billionaire George Soros, attempted to sentence Delonzo Logwood to just 15 years in prison, though he was eligible for a sentence of 75 years to life.

Even after her plea deal was shot down, Price seem unphased. She actually went on to praise the accused killer for hire. She said, “We appreciate Mr. Logwood’s commitment to the efforts to stop the violence and everyone’s cooperation in the quest to protect public safety.” While running for office, Pamela Price repeatedly stated her belief that the way to reduce violent crime was not by prosecuting criminals, but by “engaging collaboratively with community-based organizations.”

So how much of a contributor would “Mr. Logwood” have been in efforts to “engage collaboratively” and reduce violent crime? As noted above, he clearly seems to have been a hit-man who pulled off a hat trick in eliminating people for his “client.” The court witness he is credibly accused of murdering was set to testify against one of his relatives. He was also convicted of armed carjacking and robbery along the way.

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It sounds to me like “Mr. Logwood” was more of a source of violent crime than a vessel to reduce it. But she apparently wanted to sell everyone on the idea that he was going to be some sort of “community activist” who would intervene to prevent violent crime. If you were getting mugged, is that really the guy that you would want suddenly showing up to “help?”

The job of the District Attorney is to prosecute the people who are arrested and credibly charged with crimes. And yet, after taking office, Price was still tweeting nonsense like this.

If your entire theory of operation is based on “ending mass incarceration” instead of keeping dangerous felons off the streets, you are precisely the wrong person for this job. And yet the liberals in Alameda County elected her anyway. I would say they deserve whatever they have coming, but even I’m not that coldhearted. Here’s to hoping they all find a way to survive her tenure in the DA’s office.

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David Strom 6:00 PM | May 21, 2024
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