During a Democratic primary debate last year, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) went after Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) for coming down hard on minor drug offenses while she served as San Francisco district attorney and attorney general of California.
But while Harris was tough on marijuana possession, the current vice presidential hopeful went soft on other crimes — like the slaying of a father and his two children in cold blood by an MS-13 gang member, as Breitbart reported Sunday.
Killer previously convicted
Twelve years ago, Anthony Bologna and his two teenage sons were all shot and killed on their way home from a family barbecue in San Francisco, California.
Their murderer was later found to be MS-13 gang member and illegal alien Edwin Ramos, who was identified by Bologna’s surviving son at trial.
“I saw him,” 21-year-old Andrew Bologna testified four years after he witnessed the murder, The San Francisco Appeal reported. “He was staring at my dad, mugging him, giving him a mean look, and that’s when he pulled out a gun.
“I didn’t know what was going on,” Andrew Bologna, who was 18 at the time that his father and brothers were murdered, went on to recall, adding that “it was like a movie.”
As Breitbart noted, Ramos “had been arrested and convicted on a number of previous violent crimes, but San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy shielded him from ever being turned over to federal immigration officials.”
Harris refused to seek death penalty
Following the murder of her husband and two sons, Danielle Bologna publicly pleaded for Harris to seek the death penalty, citing the need for justice as well as public safety.
“The district attorney really needs to pay attention — she doesn’t have kids, she doesn’t know what this means,” Danielle Bologna told SFGate.
“Seeking the death penalty, this will make a statement so people won’t just kill families for no reason,” the widow and grieving mother argued. “They have the power to stop this.”
But despite the horrific nature and apparent premeditation of his crime, Harris would not seek the death penalty for Ramos. According to Breitbart, he was ultimately “sentenced to three life terms in prison without the possibility of parole in June 2012.”
It was a decision that left Danielle Bologna profoundly hurt. “She feels that not only did she lose half her family, she lost her home because she was forced to move so she could protect the rest of her family,” a family spokesman told SFGate. “With this decision, it will just never end.”