Person(s) of the Week: parents of Luís Santos – Luís was killed in an attack involving the son of a political ally of Arnold Schwarzenegger


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Along with his associates, Esteban, the son of Fabian Nuñez, attacked some college students because the attackers were not permitted to attend a private student party…  Nuñez is an ex Speaker of the Assembly in California…  In the attack, a student died and others suffered serious knife wounds…  For his violent actions, the Court gave Mr. Nuñez’s son 16 years in prison,  but in the last hours of his governorship, Arnold Schwarzenegger lessened the sentence to 7 years…

Mr. and Mrs. Santos, parents of Luis Santos ( who died in the knifings), for various reasons have filed suit to overturn Schwarzenegger’s  reduction of sentence — including that it appears the action was taken by the governator as a crass political move to help the son of  his political crony, Mr. Nuñez. 

The Santoses are commended for attempting to right a wrong…

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5 Responses

  1. Politicians always seem to exemplify the very worst that humankind has to offer. This case is certainl no exception.

    As a 20 year Californian, I can’t apologize for Arnold enough. It makes me sad to think I had to vote for him twice, because the alternatives were only that much worse…

    California is a picture postcard for all that is wrong with state governments right now. Our new Governor Moonbeam will ultimately do Arnold a huge favor. After he is finished driving out the remaining productive citizens over the next couple of years, Arnold will look like Ronald Reagan.

    Nice post PanAm. Thanks for sticking up for underdog.

    • I agree with your assessment of California, Arnold and Moonbeam! Brown could very well do wonders for the Terminator’s “legacy”…

  2. Thank you for highlighting this atrocious injustice. What a disappointment Gov. Terminator turned out to be. He should have stuck to the movies, where he could have depended on a script to keep him out of trouble. I really hope that the Santos’ can get the justice that they deserve, but the corruption of our legal system will make it difficult to attain.

  3. The first sentence the son of the politician got was not long enough and then the governer from Beverly HIlls reduced it. Not fair and i hope the parents win in the suit. Arnold S really messed up the state and this.

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