Robber caught in Gardena checkpoint freed when Washington won't...

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Anthony Niualama Suatele went free when the state of Washington chose not to extradite him. Full Story
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Garden Grove, CA

#1 Sep 23, 2009
he already paid his time in jail and from the article hasn't done anything except for parole violations. its good that they just let him go instead of wasting more tax money on this guy
Judge Dread

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Sep 23, 2009
Yeah, until he escalates and murders one of your loved ones.
Smith

Menifee, CA

#3 Sep 24, 2009
"reply" you are a complete moron if you think this guy isn't going to commit more VIOLENT crimes. I guess in your world criminals only commit one crime, then they are rehabilitated and never do it again. Since Wa didn't want him, it looks like LA is stuck with the criminal and now our tax dollars are going to be spent housing this creep after he's caught robbing someone.
Steve

Manhattan Beach, CA

#4 Sep 24, 2009
Now California is the dumping ground for felons too.....Why not? It's one step away from a third world banana republic.
Jlynn

United States

#5 Sep 24, 2009
As a resident of WA state, this does not surprise me at all. We also allow patients from mental hospitals the right to visit county fairs on family day, despite the fact, less than 2 weeks before, a judge deemed a particular patient unsafe.
There is no longer accountability from the powers that be, nor any type of consistent consequences for the worst of the worst, which is one of the main reasons society is where it is today. The criminals have more rights than their victims.
joe momma in turlock

Turlock, CA

#7 Sep 24, 2009
......let me get this right.....

....you commit robberies in washington state..

.....run to california....get arrested..

....and washington state wont come and get him

....what a novel idea...
Jake

Redondo Beach, CA

#8 Sep 24, 2009
Guess one can say he fell through the cracks of "The System".
Keldog

United States

#9 Sep 24, 2009
reply wrote:
he already paid his time in jail and from the article hasn't done anything except for parole violations. its good that they just let him go instead of wasting more tax money on this guy
if that big samoan socked you in the jaw for your wallet you'd be whistling a different tune...
Native

Corona, CA

#12 Sep 24, 2009
The parole system is broken. It is too restrictive and makes it even harder for a 'rehabilitated' convict to 'reintegrate'. If this guy had waived parole and served his full term, he would have been out of prison sooner and not had a warrant for his arrest. Instead he took the parole option and was found to be in violation multiple times (no word on what those 'violations' were). After cycling in and out several times he decides to relocate to another state. Who can blame him? Unfortunately for him, he wasn't allowed to leave WA because of his parolee status and they issued a warrant. He has not been in trouble for 5 years and IMHO letting him go was probably the right call.
Clean Your Plate

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Sep 24, 2009
I think we should pass a law where California has the option to extradite from Washington.
Then give every parole a ticket to Washington and watch the fun.
Maybe the state can get a carbon credit for exporting scum.
Sam

La Mirada, CA

#14 Sep 24, 2009
Why dont just drop some of Califorina's criminals off in Washington and not claim them as well...see how they like it...
The Insane are not cute

Manhattan Beach, CA

#15 Sep 24, 2009
Steve wrote:
Now California is the dumping ground for felons too.....Why not? It's one step away from a third world banana republic.
You obviously haven't been paying attention.

California IS a THIRD WORLD BANANA REPUBLIC.
Huh

Bloomington, IL

#16 Sep 24, 2009
Craziness, pure craziness.
WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE

Glendora, CA

#17 Sep 24, 2009
"judge" & "smith" straight up ignorant who are you guys to judge? You dont know this guy so think about the accusations you make before you make them.
bz in rb

Redondo Beach, CA

#18 Sep 24, 2009
Keldog wrote:
<quoted text>
if that big samoan socked you in the jaw for your wallet you'd be whistling a different tune...
... well to be fair... you probably wouldn't be whistling...
bev

Glendora, CA

#19 Sep 24, 2009
Republic or Demo, this crime happened in 2000, it's now 2009 and he has'nt committed any crime, which is why he's at the lowest noncrimminal list, real crimminals at heart continues their actions!!! Give a guy a break, I believe everyone deserves a 2nd chance, Thank God for new beginning, Tony we love you and your family, keep your head up!!!
westsidejesse

West Hills, CA

#20 Sep 24, 2009
Smith wrote:
"reply" you are a complete moron if you think this guy isn't going to commit more VIOLENT crimes. I guess in your world criminals only commit one crime, then they are rehabilitated and never do it again. Since Wa didn't want him, it looks like LA is stuck with the criminal and now our tax dollars are going to be spent housing this creep after he's caught robbing someone.
And who are you to judge this guy? The system lowered his "threat" number and the only "crimes" he has committed is not reporting to his PO, and this makes him a threat to society for the rest of his life? He did this as a young 20 year old man....almost a century later after paying his dues, he doesnt get another chance? let the man prove himself to society first. If he messes up, he will pay the price, otherwise let the man be.
westsidejesse

West Hills, CA

#21 Sep 24, 2009
Judge Dread wrote:
Yeah, until he escalates and murders one of your loved ones.
Watch him be the guy helping an elder lady cross the street....and what if that elderly lady was your family member? So quick to judge, your screen name fits you great.
pop

Houston, TX

#22 Sep 24, 2009
They figure he can't be any worse than the normal criminal in California. And he hasn't been arrested in the last 8 years since he's been free so I think he's doing a good job. Good thing about Washington is you can carry a concealed weapon
Dee

Orange, CA

#23 Sep 24, 2009
I believe in 2nd chances too. But we dont no if he has commited any more crimes and just have not been picked up for them. So until he gets into trouble we must leave the man be.

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