(Getty Images - Police stand at attention during funeral services for Whittier police officer Keith Boyer at Calvary Chapel on March 3, 2017 in Downey, California. Michael Mejia, 26, a recently paroled gang member, has been charged with killing Boyer on February 20, 2017, wounding Boyer's partner, and earlier, killing Mejia's own cousin)
Prop 47 and AB 109 have done nothing but embolden and encourage criminals. Michael Mejia, the man who killed Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer, is just one of the many creeps who have benefited from California's backwards prison policies.
Yesterday L.A. County created a commission to study the impacts of "criminal justice reforms." The 27-member panel will look at the following:
- AB 109 - Passed in 2011
- Prop 47 - Passed in 2014
- Prop 57 - Passed in 2016 but not yet fully implemented
Those measures released prisoners from state prisons to county jails, downgraded some property and drug felonies to misdemeanors, and let out some inmates early.
“This is not a referendum on criminal justice reform efforts. Instead, this should be a conversation on how we make the reforms that we do have work.”
Do we really need a study and a panel to understand that releasing criminals early will lead to more crime? Of course their going to come to that conclusion, but how will the dopes that run the county try to spin it?
The voters approved Prop 47 and Prop 57. We're doomed.