Gov. Jerry Brown Commutes Sentence of Jesus Aguirre!


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Sentence of Jesus Aguirre commuted by Gov. Brown

(Hat tip to Mark Daniels for noting and publicizing this.)

I’d like to think the Vern’s reporting here may have played at least a small role in this.  (Note: those who did nothing to help this young man have no standing to give an opinion on that.)

Mark notes that this commutation will officially take effect when California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, signs and gold-stamps this Document.

Welcome back into society, Jesus Aguirre — anyone out there have a job for him? — and congratulations to all of the activists who would not let hope for his release die.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)