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Criminal Who Caused 3 Strikes Gets 3rd Strike:  A habitual felon who avoided a murder conviction in 1992 by pleading to robbery was found guilty Wednesday of corporal injury to his girlfriend and three counts of dissuading her from testifying.  Pablo Lopez of the Fresno Bee reports that Douglas Walker was an accomplice in the murder of 18-year-old Kimber Reynolds in front of a popular restaurant in downtown Fresno.  While she was walking, two parolees, Joseph Davis and Douglas Walker, pulled up on a motorcycle and tried to snatch her purse. She fought. Davis pulled out a .357-caliber handgun and shot her in the head. She died two days later. Davis later died in a shootout with police. Walker pled to robbery and was sentenced to nine years in prison, but was released after 4 1/2 years.  It was Kimber's murder that inspired her father, Mike Reynolds, to qualify the "Three Strikes and You're Out" initiative for California's 1994 ballot.  It passed overwhelmingly, setting the stage for over two decades of dropping crime rates.  Walker's most recent release from prison occurred in 2013 when, under Governor Jerry Brown's Realignment law (AB 109), he was classified as a non-violent, non-serious offender and was placed on Post-Release Community Supervision, rather than the more strict supervision of state parole. With his most recent conviction, Walker could be sentenced to 102 years, but he could also receive much less under California's Proposition 57, which gives the state parole board the option to ignore the consecutive sentences provided by Three Strikes.


But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb,

The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow [pig]
that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

~ Blue-state, arrogant, un-American woes:

Cuomo grants clemency to 61 convicted criminals
By Bob Fredericks | December 27, 2017 | NY Post

Gov. Cuomo on Wednesday granted clemency to 61 convicted criminals —
including 18 illegal immigrants who faced deportation but could now
be home free.

The governor also pardoned 39 people who committed misdemeanors and nonviolent crimes when they were 16 or 17 years old but have since
remained crime-free for 10 years or more.

And he commuted the sentences of two indi­viduals.

“These New Yorkers have proved their rehabilitation, in some cases for decades, but have been unable to gain legal status or fully re-enter society due to the stigma of conviction,” Cuomo said in a statement.

Last year, Cuomo issued 101 pardons at Christmastime.

“While the federal government continues to target immigrants and threatens to tear families apart with deportation, these actions take a critical step toward a more just, more fair and more compassionate New York,” Cuomo said.

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