California cop killer gets minimum sentence, prompting El Dorado DA to rebuke judge – IOTW Report

California cop killer gets minimum sentence, prompting El Dorado DA to rebuke judge

NB: The man who fatally shot El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Ishmael in October 2019 has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for second-degree murder, California’s statutory minimum for the crime.

Juan Carlos Vasquez-Orozco, 22, was convicted last month by a jury for killing Ishmael as the deputy responded to a midnight 911 call at an illegal marijuana grow site near Somerset.

Christopher Garry Ross, the property owner who called 911 and told authorities he saw men he believed to be stealing his plants from his grow, actually knew Vasquez and another man were tending to the property.

Vasquez opened fire, hitting Ishmael four times and wounding another deputy, Josh Tasabia.

In a scathing three-page statement Monday, El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson blasted Friday’s sentencing decision by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Sharon Lueras and blamed recent legislation passed by California lawmakers he said has “eroded” accountability for violent crimes. read more h/t Brad.

9 Comments on California cop killer gets minimum sentence, prompting El Dorado DA to rebuke judge

  1. Voltaire said, “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” That is what we are seeing play out in real time. In order to be qualified to sit on the bench in California one has to believe things that are not plausible by any measure.

    This pseudo judge is just getting warmed up. We will continue see more atrocious rulings until good and decent people have had enough of it and put a stop to this nonsense.

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  2. @JDHasty May 17, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    > until good and decent people have had enough of it and put a stop to this nonsense

    Good, and decent, people… doing good, and decent, things… is why we are here.

    When you are ready to, quietly, turn your back… on the people that will do what it takes to fill the camps… is when things change.

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  3. “after this ruling, why should a Sheriff’s Deputy bother to respond to any call?”

    I live here. I don’t think to many illegal alien drug cartel members will make it to court from now on. The Sheriff and the D.A. did everything they could to get this filed in a Federal Court. California blocked them.

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  4. @Brad: I’m all for that. “Hey your honor, he was resisting arrest and pointed a weapon at me:.

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  5. How many have died at the hands of unqualified “Affirmative Action” educated and hired morons.
    I have an idea… let’s hire the most qualified person for the job regardless of their color, race, sex or whatever.

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