Anyone surprised by the fact that politicians in California routinely fail to tell the truth? After all, a number of politicians are in the midst of promising reparations that they know are all but impossible, though they count on their particular constituents having the memory of a goldfish.
An additional promise from politicians was that their pro-crime bills would somehow be allegedly better for society, in part due to the extreme overcrowding of Californian prisons.
Mind you, the overcrowding could certainly be attributed, at least in part, to the mass of illegals the state permits, but it’s clear that the Dems won’t crack down on their current and future voting base.
One of the most absurd pro-crime laws of all includes Prop 47, which is notorious for effectively decriminalizing shoplifting, much in the way woke Oregon has decriminalized varied drugs.
According to the law offices of Los Angeles County’s Public Defender, Prop 47 is “a ballot measure passed by California voters on November 5, 2014. The law made some non-violent property crimes, where the value does not exceed $950, into misdemeanors. It also made some simple drug possession offenses into misdemeanors. It also provides that past convictions for these charges may be reduced to a misdemeanor by a court.”
Leave it to California.
Rather than actually solve the problem of crime, politicians simply decide to decriminalize varied criminal actions.
At the same time that they defund the police.
Needless to say, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco is not amused.
“When we stopped enforcing drug rules and laws … we started seeing a major, major, major increase in what we see now as the severe mental health problems of people that are living on the street,” Bianco remarked.
Of course. Because there is literally zero incentive to stop using drugs.
On the contrary, politicians encourage it!
Even though it comes at the grave detriment of public safety.
“They’re just whacked out, sometimes they’re uncontrollable … You never know how to act or react around them because it’s uncertain what they are going to do,” Bianco continued.
Indeed, it is.
However, one time in Oakland, a homeless man hurled a water bottle at Governor Gavin Newsom, clearly finding his phoniness intolerable. That was certainly an unexpected action.
Ironically, Newsom had the black homeless man promptly arrested, though he could clearly care less if the homeless assault other Californians.
Speaking of Newsom, it is quite amazing that Californians continued to vote him in, just like they apparently voted in favor of Prop 47.
“It was astonishing that people did not do the research of what they were voting for, and they trusted the government to be honest to them when they said it was safe schools and safe streets, because everybody’s for that … But we were lied to,” Riviera mused.
And, as a result of the lies, Riviera lives in vastly more stress while politicians preen in their ivory towers.
Especially as the homeless hordes show zero intention of ceasing their rampant drug abuse.
“We cannot force them into drug rehab … Now they get a ticket. If they fail to go to court on that ticket, they just get another ticket,” Riviera said morosely.
And, in the rare event someone is actually arrested, Prop 47 all but makes its best effort to scrub criminals’ records clean.
Just consider the ridiculousness posted directly on the official website:
“Under Prop 47, you may qualify for a reduction from a felony to a misdemeanor for some of the following offenses … If you think you may qualify for Prop 47 legal relief, please complete our intake form by clicking here, or you may also visit one of our Public Defender offices,” the public defender for Los Angeles trilled.
“You may qualify for a reduction from a felony …”
What is the public defender hawking, health insurance?
Author: Ofelia Thornton