A tough-on-crime and victims’ rights prosecutor, Ramos’ profile has risen in recent years as he’s been unafraid to challenge public figures through social media and as this county saw a number of widely publicized incidents, none more so than the Dec. 2, 2015 terrorist attack.
I have been blessed to serve as San Bernardino County District Attorney for the last 15 years, and I hope to do so for another four years, which is why I am announcing my decision to run again in 2018.
California’s death row inmates have murdered more than a thousand victims, including 226 children and 43 police officers; 294 victims were raped and/or tortured. It’s time California reformed our death penalty process so it works.
The fact that the vast majority of rapists will never see the inside of a prison cell is motivation enough for us to fight against this gross injustice and finally change this California law once and for all.
I am honored to have earned the support of my colleagues and given the opportunity to represent the thousands of elected District Attorneys across our great nation. My intent is to work with my fellow District Attorneys and utilize this position to continue to fight for justice and victims’ rights at a national level.
“This is a link that experts across the country have known about for some time,” said Ramos following a press conference where he introduced the new unit. “Any abuse is something we will not tolerate, not in this county.”
Kevin Cooper committed the most horrendous crimes imaginable against the victims while they were in the sanctity of their home. He killed a family and two little children, and left their family members to suffer a lifetime of pain. The American Bar Association has no business commenting on a case in San Bernardino County and calling into question the integrity of this office.
On Sept. 29 and 30, 2015, The New York Times published two editorials suggesting there are “lots” of “dishonest prosecutors.” As a 30-year prosecutor and the current President-elect of the National District Attorneys Association, District Attorney Ramos felt compelled to speak out on behalf of his fellow prosecutors who work tirelessly to secure justice for victims.
Given the recent attacks on our peace officers nationwide, this nomination is especially timely. As we approach this year’s Peace Officers Memorial Day, let’s not forget our law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our communities in the line of duty.
Two things I will say: One. I appreciate the amount of time he gave it. And I accept his apology. But I respectfully agree to disagree with him on what the big picture is. Like I’ve been saying all along, it’s that police officers put their lives on the line every day. They have one of the most dangerous jobs in America ... and that’s the conversation that needs to happen.