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Stabbing rampage in Orange County sparks questions about Democrat legislators' early release law – Assembly Bill 109


Last updated 8/30/2019 at 4:13pm

SACRAMENTO – When Zachary Castaneda went on a stabbing rampage earlier this month in Orange County, it led many people to review Assembly Bill 109 from back in 2011. That measure was the early release from prison law that the Democrats in the Legislature and former-Gov. Jerry Brown rammed through.

AB 109 was passed with only Democrats’ support. No Republican voted for it.

Sen. Brian Jones, R-Santee, said in his newest “Are You Kidding Me?” video that Castaneda, a known gang member and career criminal, never should have been out of prison, but AB 109 allowed him to get out, to kill four people and to injure two others.

AB 109 has made criminals eligible for release despite the objections of local law enforcement, crime victims and over the objection of California Republican legislators.

View Jones’ video at The web address is case sensitive.

Sen. Brian W. Jones is chair of the Senate Republican Caucus and was elected to the California State Senate in 2018 representing the 38th Senate District which includes Alpine, Escondido, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Poway, San Marcos, Lakeside, Valley Center, Rancho Santa Fe, Julian, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Borrego Springs, and parts of the City of San Diego.


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