The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has messed up yet again. Now, a woman is dead because of their neglect of what they should be supervising versus what they are perpetually fixated on.
L.A. BOS Chair Hilda Solis made a big deal over opening up the Pomona Fairplex to illegal immigrant children. The L.A. BOS has shut down outdoor dining with no scientific basis to back up their actions; they have sanctioned BLM protests, and are helping Unions overturn the will of the voters with Prop. 22.
So, it’s no wonder they didn’t have the foresight to get this right either, and it has cost a woman’s life.
Bill Melugin of Fox11 LA reports:
An elderly murderer who was paroled after spending decades in prison is accused of killing another person in Los Angeles after his release from custody. He is now charged with the stabbing murder of a woman just weeks after his parole conditions were terminated by the state.
Court documents obtained by FOX 11 reveal that 67-year-old Eddie Allen Harris has been charged with the Mar. 23 stabbing murder of a woman in south Los Angeles.
The murder case was filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office on April 12.
While we here at RedState, and correspondent Bill Melugin, will always report on the failure of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon and his special directives, this one is fully in the L.A. Board of Supervisors’ lap. The BOS is responsible for local oversight of the State’s parole directives.
For those suggesting George Gascon was responsible for this, he was not. Parole suitability is determined by the state of CA. The Parole Board. They determine who is “rehabilitated” and suitable for release.
Gascon has, however, suggested older inmates aren’t threats. @FOXLA
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) April 16, 2021
From a 2018 post on Former L.A. Board of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas:
A new Probation Reform and Implementation Team, created by the Board of Supervisors as part of its broad justice reform initiative, met for the first time to begin developing a comprehensive roadmap for reform and to craft the structure for a permanent and independent civilian Probation Oversight Commission.
The kickoff meeting represents a critical step forward in transforming the largest Probation Department in the country—an effort that is expected to result in better outcomes for young people and adults, improve transparency and public accountability, and carry out the Board of Supervisors’ far-reaching commitment to justice reform.
“We have a moral imperative to ensure fairness and humane treatment for all, and the Probation Reform and Implementation Team will help bring about the changes urgently needed in our Probation Department,” Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said. “Their charge is to help create the transparency, accountability and sustained transformation needed to strengthen public trust and confidence.”
The success, or lack thereof, of this commission is a story for another day. Suffice to say that this incident does nothing to build confidence or the public’s trust. The L.A. BOS’s obsession with “reform” over implementation of sound laws and enforcement of said laws is coming back to bite them in their hind parts.
Fox11 continues with how Harris’ wound up back among the population, only to offend again.
According to court documents obtained by FOX 11, in 1982, Harris was convicted of murdering another woman in Los Angeles County.
Law enforcement sources tell FOX 11 that in that case, Harris raped and stabbed a woman to death before leaving her body in an alley.
Sources say he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years to life for the crime.
After spending more than 30 years in prison, sources tell FOX 11 that Harris was granted parole around 2018, and that after only three years of being on probation, the state terminated his parole conditions.
Law enforcement sources tell FOX 11 that less than one month after Harris’ parole conditions were terminated, he committed the new stabbing murder at the age of 67.