Danielle Bologna said the district attorney needs to realize the enormity of the crime in this case.People don't just kill families for no reason. The man who shot these three people wasn't thinking "phew, thank god we're in San Francisco, where I know Kamala Harris will stick to her principles so at least the worst I face is life in prison." Who knows what he thought, but I doubt he considered any consequnces whatsoever, to him, to his victims, their family, the city.
"Seeking the death penalty, this will make a statement so people won't just kill families for no reason," said Bologna, who is left to raise a son and daughter on her own. "They have the power to stop this. They have to stop with the excuses - this is not her family, this is my family. '
I'm not sure where I stand on the death penalty these days, but I can't say I fault Kamala Harris for being honest from the start: she won't seek the death penalty. Period. The city elected her knowing this. And beyond that, does more killing make these family members less dead? There's no punishment appropriate for the crime here. A true eye-for-an-eye treatment would require his family be killed, not him, right? Would he care that much about that? Would he even make the connection?
I've always admired Kamala Harris for maintaining her principles in the face of serious criticism.