Calif. redefined crime, residents continue to suffer effects

Repercussions of non-enforcement of criminality are devastating as repeat offenders, aware there are no consequences for their actions continue their crime sprees

With California’s passage of Proposition 47 in 2014 the theft of less than $950 in merchandise is treated as a nonviolent, non-punishable misdemeanor under state law. This crime can be continually repeated. Ludicrously sold to the voters as the ‘Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act,’ it was ostensibly to divert money from incarceration of criminals to enhancing public schools, which have instead transmogrified into bastions of leftism and Critical Race Theory.

The consequences are even worse than anticipated by law-abiding residents. Not only are customers forced to pay more to make up for the losses, but stores that are unable to remain viable while routinely sustaining thousands of dollars in theft, are closing.

The only winners are the criminals.

Under the proposition’s lax standards, DNA samples are no longer collected from misdemeanor offenders, leading to a constricted DNA database, making it more difficult for law enforcement agencies to solve cold cases, including those involving rape and murder. This was the Prop.47 overview as released by the Legislative Analyst’s Office.

As would be expected, the referendum had the support of the California democrat party, the teacher’s unions, and the American Civil Liberties Union, which donated $3.5 million to support it. Ill-informed state voters passed it into law. Leftists don’t believe punishment deters crime, though the facts indicate exactly the opposite is the case. Today the objects of compassion are the criminal perpetrators, not the victims of their lawless aggression. Proposition 47 passed by 59.6% to 40.4%.

In 1866 Dostoevsky wrote his classic novel “Crime and Punishment” that remained required reading for many of us, when such a quaint concept existed. Despite rising criminality, punishment is passé.

6 Responses to Calif. redefined crime, residents continue to suffer effects

  1. D.B. Cooper says:

    California should be cut loose from the other states. No one will miss it.

  2. Maggie says:

    If you’ve wondered why Arizona now has democrats holding both US Senate seats for the first time in over 50 years, the answer is the influx of Californians who are coming to Arizona to escape the worst inflation in the nation, and bringing their deeply entrenched leftism with them.

  3. Jack says:

    These days, Dostoevsky would have to title his book “Crime Pays.”

    BTW, our kids have no required reading at school. The only required reading they get is the books we, their parents, assign to them. It’s a terrible reflection on public schools. The one they attend is rated well, which tells a lot!

    • Anthem Al says:

      Today, American children are the losers. After being entrenched in bastions of social engineering, propagandized on a daily basis, and not taught American history or patriotism, they will ultimately lead America into socialism. Our ignorant next generations will replicate what countless Americans have fought wars to eradicate.

  4. Trevor says:

    Thank Kevin Faulconer the handpicked RINO of Kevin McCarthy for allowing Newsom to slip by in the recall.

  5. Casper says:

    Ahwatukee Foothills News ran this important report today. It‘s headline is troubling: “Phoenix PD ranks in freefall, recruits dwindle.” Any wonder why?

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