The people must take California back

Robert Magee
Robert Magee. Courtesy photo
Finally, we have a pathway back to law and order in California: “The Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2020.” This initiative will appear on the November ballot and is supported by every major law enforcement organization in the state. This initiative seeks to repair the massive damage to our criminal justice system perpetrated by Propositions 47, The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014, and Proposition 57, The Public Safety Rehabilitation Act of 2016. Proposition 47 reclassified drug and theft crimes from felonies to misdemeanors and allowed those already incarcerated for those crimes to petition the court for a new sentence or outright release. How safe is that? Proposition 57 was an additional loosening to those seeking parole with the real goal of lower
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