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California Voters Prepare to Dump Progressive Voter Reform Initiative called Proposition 47

In combination with progressive prosecutors, it means there is effectively no punishment for retail theft in California.

A proposed ballot initiative that would reverse California's Prop. 47, has gathered 400,000 signatures, about 2/3rds of the number needed to put it on the ballot.

"Proposition 47, was passed by tragically misinformed voters in 2014, and flagrantly titled "The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act" by then Attorney General Kamala Harris," say the measures proponents.

"It reduced a host of serious felonies to misdemeanors, including drug crimes, date rape, and all thefts under $950, even for repeat offenders who steal every day."

Prop. 47 also decriminalized drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor, removed law enforcement's ability to make an arrest in most circumstances, as well as removing judges' ability to order drug rehabilitation programs rather than incarceration.

The commensurate escalation of crime throughout California is stunning, and especially serial theft. There is no coincidence that during this same time period, the exponential escalation of homeless vagrants and drug addicts on the streets occurred.

Proposition 47, also known by its ballot title Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Statute, was a referendum passed by voters in the state of California on November 4, 2014. The measure was also referred to by its supporters as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act. It recategorized some nonviolent offenses as misdemeanors, rather than felonies, as they had previously been categorized. In combination with progressive prosecutors, it means there is effectively no punishment for retail theft in California.


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Bobbie writes:

The only answer in California is NO INCUMBENTS. No sane person should vote for someone currently in office or someone that has recently been in office and is now running for a new elected position (example - schiff's seat with old city attorney running). These people are the cause of our problems. Newsom has been in CA politics for 30+ years (appointed by nancy and dianne). We have a monarchy in our politics because people refuse to vote for new independent blood and vote the people who have destroyed our society out of office. California is currently ruled by monopolistic democratic power that is passed from one member of the insider monarchy to the next. People need to wake up - do not vote for an incumbent.