The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

“What’s a Little Pardon between Friends?”

Jan 10, 2011

Ending his term, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reduced the prison sentence of Esteban Nuñez from 16 years to 7.

Nuñez had pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the 2008 killing of Luis Santos after a drunken fight in San Diego. He himself admitted that he and his friends launched a premeditated attack on a group of young men, and Nuñez himself stabbed one victim in the stomach, and “inflicted great bodily harm” on another.

Ten thousand other California prisoners were convicted of similar crimes. Not one of them was pardoned.

Apparently, they didn’t have connections – unlike Esteban Nuñez, who is the son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez.