Here is the tale of two felons:
A man who vandalized a Central Florida mosque by smashing windows and lights with a machete and leaving bacon at the scene pleaded guilty to criminal mischief to a place of worship.
The state attorney’s office serving Brevard and Seminole counties said Michael Wolfe was sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by 15 years of probation after he pleaded guilty Tuesday. The sentence had a hate crime enhancement.
He is a career criminal with 2 felony convictions for burglary, possession of burglary tools and grand theft. No violence in his history that I could find.
Now let’s meet our second contestant:
Miami-Dade police officer Manuel Gonzalez was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in a patrol car and limped into the emergency room on his own while accompanied by two Miami-Dade Fire Rescue workers.
He was in stable condition after suffering “multiple” gunshot wounds, police said. Gonzalez, a seven-year veteran who is married and has two young children, is expected to survive.
The suspect, a convicted murderer named David Facen, 54, lay dead and covered by a yellow tarp between two vehicles in the Walmart parking lot, several hundred feet from the store’s entrance.
Now Mr. Facen is also a career criminal but a tad different: He served 20 years for Second Degree Murder, possession of a firearm by felon and selling drugs near school. After that he was sentenced to 15 years for carrying a concealed firearm by a felon/Violent Criminal in possession of a gun and battery to LEO/Firefighter/EMT. He should be still in prison for those crimes, but he was given “community supervision (parole) after only 2 years, 2 months and 30 days.
So now you know, boys and girls: Legal bacon in Florida carries a bigger consequences than a felon carrying a firearm.
That is some screwed up law system right there.