Garcia has been arrested at least 22 times in Florida. His first arrest, for vehicle theft, happened in Miami on April 30, 1997, just three days after his 15th birthday.....
He was arrested several other times as a teenager, on charges including assault on a law enforcement officer, car burglary, making or attempting to make an explosive device, possession of marijuana and trafficking in amphetamines, according to FDLE documents.
As an adult, he was arrested on charges including aggravated assault with a weapon, criminal mischief, possession of cocaine and marijuana and strong arm robbery.
It wasn't immediately clear how many times he was convicted or how much time he's spent in county jail. He has no history of incarceration in Florida state prisons.
Translation: Garcia had spent virtually his entire life proving that he was an unrepentant violent criminal and that he could not live peacefully in civil society. Yet he served not one day in state prison.
We are often lectured that America over-incarcerates. What Dan Markel's murder shows, to the exact contrary, is that America gives too many morally oblivious second chances. Prof. Markel will not be the last to pay the price.