The Los Angeles Police Protective League has sent letters to the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and to the California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, asking for a full review of Prop 47 and AB 109.
They want to determine the impacts the policies have had on L.A. crime rates.
"(Los Angeles, CA) The murder of Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer is the latest tragic example of California’s failed social experiment of releasing hardcore criminals back onto our streets who have no business being there. It is no coincidence that violent crime has increased over 46 percent since 2014, when AB 109 was scheduled to be fully implemented.
Just expressing outrage over the senseless and cold-blooded gunning down of Officer Boyer is not enough. We are calling for an immediate independent review of the negative impacts of California’s Proposition 47 and AB 109 on the safety of our communities. Today, a letter was sent to United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions and to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra asking for this review to begin immediately.
The public deserves to know just who the State of California feels is safe to be back in their neighborhoods again. The LAPD is already understaffed in patrol, and we do not have the resources to contend with more and more criminals either being let out early or not prosecuted because of failed policies cooked up by academics, statisticians and those who have made a cottage industry out of apologizing for criminals.
About the LAPPL: Formed in 1923, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) represents the more than 9,900 dedicated and professional sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPPL serves to advance the interests of LAPD officers through legislative and legal advocacy, political action and education. The LAPPL can be found on the Web at www.LAPD.com."
They're absolutely right, California's social experiment has failed. Please end it, Jerry Brown!