Supporters of Proposition 47 have long said that the initiative was good for the state.
To refresh your memory, Prop 47, passed back in 2014, re-categorized some nonviolent offenses (like possessing the date-rape drug Rohypnol) as misdemeanors, rather than felonies. The point of it all was reduce overcrowding in prisons.
Now, it was SUPPOSED to expire in November 2017, but leave it up to ole' senile, 'on his way out' Gov. Brown to approve a bill that extended it until 2022.
So now we're screwed for another few years.
Well, this week, the Public Policy Institute released a new report about Prop 47 and while supporters are screaming, 'Look look, we're right, it's NOT harming our neighborhoods!' some of those opposed to Prop 47 would like to point out a few things from the report.
Yes, yes, by all means, let's just keep insisting that Prop. 47 isn't hurting us at all, while California continues to circle the drain.