The Washington Times published my piece on California Governor Newsom skipping a slain cop’s funeral.
In many ways, California is a fine place to live, work or visit. I lived in California for a year when I was in the Navy many years ago and I recently visited the Golden State. Unfortunately, the current governor is so unlike a previous resident of the Governor’s Mansion in Sacramento, Ronald Reagan.
Just ask California law enforcement.
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom came under fire at a news conference held earlier this month for not attending the funeral of El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff Brian Ishmael, who had been killed in the line of duty in an incident that involved two illegal aliens from Mexico.
Deputy Ishmael and another officer arrived at a scene in response to a 911 call. The officers were told that someone was stealing marijuana plants from a garden. The officers ordered whoever was in the garden to come out, but gun shots came out of the garden and Deputy Ishmael and the other officer were hit. They returned fire, but Deputy Ishmael died soon after.
The press conference was held by McGregor Scott, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of California, El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini and El Dorado District Attorney Vern Pierson. The law enforcement officials were united in their condemnation of the governor for his failure to honor the murdered deputy, and for his liberal sanctuary policies, which the officials say impeded the murder investigation. The occasion of the press conference was to announce the federal indictments of the four men involved in the incident that caused the deputy to be shot and killed. Three of the men also face state charges and two of the men face state murder charges.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:
Note: The top photo is of Deputy Brian Ishmael’s widow at his funeral. The below photo is of Deputy Ishmael.