Final Thoughts on California’s Proposition 57

Vote 2016The so-called “Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016” overturns four decades of criminal justice laws that have lowered crime rates in California. The Proposition allows tens of thousands of violent, dangerous and career criminals to be released early.
It gives Department of Corrections bureaucrats the Constitutional Authority to reduce sentences for “good behavior”, even for inmates previously convicted of murder, rape, child molestation and human trafficking,
Prop. 57 disregards previous criminal history and sentences imposed by Judges for repeat and career criminals, treating the worst career criminals the same as first-time offenders
It unravels decades of work to provide crime victim rights, protect communities, and hold criminals accountable for their actions. Key provisions of Marsy’s Law, “3-Strikes and You’re Out”, the Victims’ Bill of Rights, Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act, and the Gang Violence and Juvenile Crime Prevention Act, are either overturned or neutered.

Don’t believe the lies:

If you believe that rape by intoxication, rape of an unconscious person, human trafficking involving sex acts with minors, drive by shootings, assault with a deadly weapon, taking a hostage domestic violence involving trauma, supplying a firearm to a gang member, and lewd acts upon a child, are violent crimes, then you must vote NO on Proposition 57. Otherwise we will revert to a time when crime was rampant, victims were plentiful, and the dark heart of evil infects our communities.
Don’t be fooled by slick rhetoric. In recent months the California Attorney General and the F.B.I. have published separate studies that demonstrate a ten percent rise in violent crime in the last year alone. If you haven’t done so already, when you go to the poling precinct tomorrow vote NO on Proposition 57.

One thought on “Final Thoughts on California’s Proposition 57

  1. The sad part, California is already a state that has no death penalty anyway. Richard Allen Davis has been on death row for over two decades, which is almost twice as long as his victim lived. There is no excuse for this.

    California and other heavily Democratic states all have one thing in common, they do not execute anyone. They take the stance of whatever the population feels at the moment politicians are running for office, weigh the balances of votes over personal opinion, then say they will be “tougher on crime” only to fall short once they are in office.

    It is laughable that any Democrat will stand strong on the death penalty while in office, it is simple completely unsupported by research and actual executions.

    Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina – all execute their inmates. All are Republican states. With extremely few exceptions like New York, that executes when pressure gets too high, you are far more likely to die of natural or inmate-caused death than the actual death penalty in California.

    We can blame no one but those who sign the death warrants. We can blame no one but those we put in office. We are to blame as much as the state. If California wants a change, they need to change the regime, just like Alabama did last night (to make a statement on what they feel is right).

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