Tuesday, August 23, 2016

People v. Miranda (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 23, 2016)

"This case involves a razor-blade-shank attack by 'Southside' gang members on a Los Angeles County jail inmate who refused to stab another inmate at the gang’s behest."

Yikes.  More evidence that being in jail is no fun at all.  Stab or be stabbed, apparently.

The three attackers get fairly long sentences; Miranda gets 17 years, Vega gets almost 12, and Rangel gets over 7.

But it's not going to matter much.  Miranda's already serving life in prison.  Vega's still got a 37-year bit to serve.  And Rangel's existing sentence is a quarter century.

Tough to deter people with very little to lose.