In a move that shocks no one, but should outrage every law-abiding Californian, the Democratic leadership in the Legislature plans to offer and vote on legislation to release 27,000 criminals from our prison system. Take it away, Sacramento Bee ...
"Over objections from Republican lawmakers, the Legislature plans to
take up a majority-vote prison package Thursday that is designed to
reduce the state's inmate population by 27,300 and is backed by Gov.
Yes, even Arnie supports this majority-only, shove-criminals-down-our-throats approach. Is former advisor Pete Wilson still around? But wait, there's less!
"Republican lawmakers particularly oppose the transfer of prisoners
during the final year of their sentences, which they consider "early
release" and believe would threaten public safety. Schwarzenegger
officials dispute that characterization and have said those prisoners
would be monitored by GPS or other means."
Hey, California. It's okay. Sure, prisoners will be out causing destruction and mayhem, but with GPS, you can monitor that destruction and mayhem in real-time. Perhaps some crafty fellow will devise an iphone application to show the number of rapists in the vicinity. The possibilities are endless. JPCblog can see it now ... "Wow, I'm being mugged, and it's showing up on my iphone app!"
We have also heard that these 27,000 criminals will be the non-violent, loving type. Not only does that miss the point (they're still criminals), but ignores the fact that "non-violent" offenders tend to reoffend, and it's not always simple property crime. Take for example the "non-violent" offender who murdered 17-year-old Lily Burk in a decent area of LA. Are you willing to take 27,000 risks in this state?