In 1988, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis lost his presidential race in no small part due to the fact that he had paroled violent criminals. Taking a page from Dukakis’ book, California Governor Jerry Brown is now making a habit of paroling convicted murders. According to Brown, he expunged the records of 128 felons last year, and also gave the greenlight to parole for 377 convicted murders, a full 81 percent of all those the parole board recommended go free. Virtually all other California governors have rejected such pleas from the parole board. Some of the murderers who will
Governor Moonbeam has morphed into Governor Moonbat. Despite his claims of moderation during the election, he has once again shown that he is completely given to the same old left-wing ideology as the rest of his criminal-loving party.
Illegal to do backround checks, felons recommended for jobs..EEOC will file suit against business owners who will not hire or check on minority felons...welfare to everyone on the planet...guns confiscated...
Obama is an insane Marxist fomenting revolution to have good decent Americans murdered..
I´m interested to see how many of these "convicted murderers" were roped into a conviction based on the felony-murder law. The Supreme Court told Cali we had to let out 40,000 convicts. I´d say, felony-murder convictions should be the first to be perused. The law has been used in an incredibly corrupt and twisted fashion since it was enacted, and is the epitome of injustice.
Somehow I doubt these cases fit that category. Brown couldn´t be that smart.
We do need fewer people imprisoned. There´s no reason why some of the people who have been incarcerated on the taxpayers´ dime couldn´t be kept in a house-arrest, ankle bracelet way.
Fully expect Charles Manson to get set free... I mean, come on folks... his manifesto matches that of The Progressives of today! He was just ahead of his times. Manson is no more guilty than the poverty pimps & the DNC who are promoting mob violence in the name of redistribution!
Living in Oregon, I hope there are people keeping track of these releasees. Remember the ones that Huckabee let go early? They traveled cross country and committed some very brutal crimes. One of the crimes ocurred in WA state.
FTA: According to Brown, he expunged the records of 128 felons last year
Is this a case of sloppy reporting or did he really let them go and erased the record of them having been convicted? This would be going way beyond stupid. It would in essence allow them to get jobs around our children such as school bus drivers
b. Why can´t I figure out how this is "for the children"?
c. So then, they´ve fenced the guv´s mansion and they´ll all live in the same house as Moonbeambat?
d. Re-uniting Mexican families, like Obama, but in another way?
#12: A serious question: how does the number incarcerated matter in itself? It seems the number of crimes and convictions determines the number in jail, making it a resultant. A resultant [other than it´s being accurate], it seems, can´t be a goal in itself. Kinda like the R´s and their "Big Tent" fetish. Offering a Big Tent has zero value in itself [just look at the riot of self-absorbed camels that the Dems have in their Tent]. The goal should be the right policies for the right reasons. Then articulate them well and in ways that will win elections, with solid, principled stout-spined candidates. Same for prisons. Jail bad guys, using solid police work and clean prosecutions. The head-count will be what it will be. Thanks.
Is there a list of who got off? 17 years ago my barber in Yuba City got sent to The Green Mile in Q for raping and then butchering a young boy. He got the so called death penalty, but who knows. Will he be back cutting hair soon?
#21: I was unclear. The numbers in prison are important because the SCOTUS has actually demanded that California reduce the prison population by -- IIRC -- 40,000. That´s how overfilled our prisons are out here.
There is a lot of corruption in the California justice system. There are certainly many very hardened murderers and rapists. And there are also guys who bought some pot or broke a frivolous gun law. And then there´s the felony-murder prosecutions which have been abused outrageously. If Brown has to reduce the prison population -- and SCOTUS said he did -- then he could look into these unjust prosecutions and the non-violent criminals who have been over-penalized for political or prosecutorial self-promotion. He´s Moonbeam, he can do the right thing and he won´t be slammed for it. There´s a real opportunity here to right some wrongs.
#24: Thanks for the illumination. We have much agreement -- perhaps most of all on the corruption of the "closed shop" legal system, which corruption seems immune to the limits states´ borders are meant to set.
And here´s a situation where a bad guv making bad decisions spreads the risk to us all via the full faith and credit clause.
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