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Calif. Gang Member Convicted for Nearly Killing Undercover Cop

November 17, 2011  | 

A California gang member who nearly killed an undercover police officer is expected to receive at least 50 years in prison, after a jury found him guilty.

Andrew Barrientos, 21, was found guilty Wednesday of trying to kill Fremont Police Officer Todd Young during a botched arrest in East Oakland last year that resulted in the near-death of the officer, reports the Silicon Valley Mercury News.

Two rounds from Barrientos struck Young in the pelvic area. Young required 60 units of blood during surgery.

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John @ 11/18/2011 8:26 AM

They should have put him under the prison..its sad that the justice system always operates under the illusion that rehabilitation is the answer for intentionally violent offenders. This guy will most likely be absorbed into the prison system to recruit and train less violent individuals to become more violent gang members. Doctors treat cancer by cutting and burning it out(chemist) of the body. The justice system gives it free rent, cable, and a gym membership, all paid for by you and me.

John @ 11/18/2011 8:27 AM

Sorry, autocorrect

Martyb @ 11/18/2011 8:46 AM

Under California's new prison reform act sighned by Governor Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown, Barrientos will probably spend very little of his possible 50 years actually incarcerated in a California State Department of Corrections prison.

One can hope he'll piss-off someone while he's locked up and the "real" prison justice system will take out the trash so to speak.

John @ 11/18/2011 10:18 AM

Sad reality is that they'll probably idolize him in the same way that society idolizes football players who throw rubber balls at each other or rappers who brag about how "thuggish" they are, while scientists and mathematicians slowly go the way of the dinosaur. Taking modern civilizationwith them, of course. Maybe theyshut down the space program because they couldn't find anyone smart enough to do long division, much less plot a mission to mars...just a theory...

Tim Umina @ 11/19/2011 2:08 PM

I watched a show called Hard Times that gave an inside view to Russian Prisons. We could learn from them. Even better we could pay them to take our prisoners. It has to be cheaper.

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