The 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:
- California’s prisons are not overcrowded. We passed that threshold in January 2015, and have not looked back
- California’s prisons are not housing tens of thousands of non-violent offenders
- Minor drug offenders are not overwhelming California’s prison population.
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.