California Supreme Court Interrupts Governor Brown’s Pardon Spree

By Eric Siddall
Governor Jerry Brown’s historic and unprecedented eight years of pardons and commutations faced a rare roadblock this past week for abuse of power.  In a rebuke not undertaken by the California Supreme Court since 1930, the governor’s pardon of murderer Borey Ai was reversed.
In 1996Ai murdered Manijeh Eshaghoff during a robbery for $300.  She died in the arms of her husband, who held her while she bled out on the floor of their store.  As her son, David, recounted, Ai and his accomplices “already had the money, all he had to do was run.”  Instead, he elected to murder the victim.
Ai, age 14 at the time he murdered Eshaghoff, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the robbery/murder and a second unrelated robbery.  He was paroled in 2016.
The Supreme Court is required to give approval for pardons and sentence commutations for twice-convicted felons and may only block the pardon if the court feels that it is an abuse of power. Brown has issued more than 1,100 pardons and 82 commutations in his eight years as governor. In contrast, Arnold Schwarzenegger granted 15 pardons, including a controversial commutation to his friend Fabian Nunez’s son. Governors Wilson and Davis gave no pardons during their terms.
We applaud the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office for their opposition to the pardon and advocacy for justice for Manijeh Eshaghoff and her family.
Eric Siddall is Vice President of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, the collective bargaining agent representing nearly 1,000 Deputy District Attorneys who work for the County of Los Angeles. To contact a Board member, click here.
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c e voigtsberger

It is not without good cause that Jerry Brown was nicknamed Moonbeam McBrown during his first term, a take off an a Lil Abner cartoon character. It would appear that he has aged but not changed, a rare feat. He is still the head-in-the-clouds liberal he was during his first run at ruining what once was the greatest state in the union and arguably the greatest political entity in the world.

PS: If my 50 year old recollection of the Lil Abner cartoon is correct, Moonbeam McSwine was a moonshiner who regularly slept in a pig pen. I could be incorrect in my recollection.


And if you think that’s bad just wait till Newsom gets in the Governor’s chair.


Brown is NOT sane. He’s a vindictive politician. He’s also senile and addled from too many 60’s drug trips.

Michael F Dougherty

“Jerry Brown needs to remember that actions have consequences” True, but just not to him. If he was responsible for the consequences, he would act much differently.


Unfortunately things in California will have to get worse before normal Californian’s wake up and see what Brown’s and other CA democrat’s progressive policies have done to the state.


Jerry Brown needs to remember that actions have consequences and that history, as well as victim’s families, can have a long memory.

Mark Webb

Leftists at their finest…..


Ironically compared to the loonatrons running Sacramento, Jerry Brown is sane.


Moonbeam is senile…


Jerry Brown is a buckethead…