This monstrosity is on our ballot in CA and is giving me one more reason to want to retire early and flee the state before we get overrun!
If you read into the details of the code sections being modified, this proposal (which has overwhelming public support because of its namby-pamby titling, and claims to save the state millions that can (but, do not have to) be shuffled into prevention and feel-good programs. What the supporters fail to relate are the consequences of this legislation on the general public. Get ready, if this passes, there will be almost literally no consequences for drug use or possession, or for most property crimes. And we think the public is scared NOW?!
Our liberal governor vetoed similar legislation twice before and we were told two years ago that there was a movement afoot to put something like this on the ballot through our cockamamie initiative process here, and here we have it! It's too fringe for our very liberal governor and veto-proof liberal majority in both houses of the state legislature, so that should say something about this!
All I can say is, wow! And, Katie bar the door, because crime is a comin'!