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|April 14, 2021|
Bernstein With a Twist
This is a weekly program with commentary on current issues.
After RivCo voters elected a deputy DA and a chief deputy DA to Superior Court judgeships last week, DA Rod Pacheco must have felt, as the psychobabblists say, validated.
"I think the message was loud and clear. We do need to provide the means to make sure all disputes, civil and criminal, are resolved. But the public wants to be safe in Riverside County."
He's right. Here's how: Thursday, Pacheco repaired to the desert to announce an injunction against a street gang allegedly responsible for hundreds of crimes, including murders.
Wednesday, jurors convicted Mansa Musa Muhummed of child and spousal abuse, torture, including starving seven of his kids, etc. The Aguanga man's lawyer says he will appeal. I'd say seeking the gang injunction and prosecuting Muhummed are what the public, including the voting public, expects of its DA.
I'm not so sure about the case of Leslie Zhang, the MoVal mother who was charged with child endangerment after her 3-year-old daughter, Julissa, wandered off and drowned in a friend's Riverside pool.
Episode Date: June 13, 2008