Four dead and two seriously mamed in a mass stabbing in Santa Ana and Garden Grove, California. The suspect has a long criminal history and was out on bail at the time of the stabbings. For background see:
Here is what a local police chief had to say:
Chief Tom DaRe said the suspect should have been in prison.
“Based on his prior arrest record, he is a violent individual who should have never been considered for early release based on Assembly Bill 109,” he said.
“California law enforcement agencies have been crippled by AB109, and offenders are not being held accountable for their crimes… our community becomes vulnerable when these criminals are released back into society and are able to commit further acts of violence.”
This mass murder appears to be a result of California’s catch and release program for convicted felons.
Or should we start registration and background checks for knives and sharp metal objects?