California is a disaster. That’s what usually happens when Democrats are given control of state and local government for a long period of time. The left has been in charge pretty much unchallenged for about 50 years. Sure there were a couple Republican governors sprinkled in but the decisions being made in Sacramento have been liberal for the most part.
The roads are falling apart. Taxes are sky high. Businesses are fleeing. Homeless towns are popping up everywhere. The schools are terrible. The state can’t manage its way out of a paper bag.
They definitely can’t manage their prison system.
Governor Jerry Brown has let a ton of criminals out of jail because there isn’t any room for them in the jails. Wouldn’t the solution be to build more jails? Nope. Not for liberals. They just let criminals out onto the streets.
Now, California is reportedly about to release even more criminals.
10,000 sex offenders.
From The Daily Caller:
California prisons may be forced to let out thousands of sex offenders on early parole, despite Gov. Jerry Brown’s promises that no such thing would happen.
Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner’s ruling relates to the state’s recent referendum on Proposition 57 that orders California prisons to consider early parole for non-violent offenders, the Los Angeles Times reported. Brown, a Democrat, had promised voters that non-violent sex offenders would not see the benefits of the bill, but Sumner’s ruling strikes down the exclusion in part.
Now, those convicted of pimping minors, incest, or child pornography possession are eligible for release.
“If the voters had intended to exclude all registered sex offenders from early parole consideration under Proposition 57, they presumably would have said so,” Sumner told reporters.
The people trusted Jerry Brown. That’s never a good idea. Jerry Brown convinced liberals in California that Prop 57 was a good idea. It wasn’t. The state shouldn’t be letting people out of jail. It should be making more prisons.
Now, dangerous sexual deviants will be walking down the street for no reason other than liberal stupidity.
This is just the tip of the iceberg in the liberal wasteland of California. This is a place where offering customers a plastic straw is treated as a crime. Seriously.
No wonder so many people are fleeing the state.
From CBS San Francisco:
The number of people packing up and moving out of the Bay Area just hit its highest level in more than a decade.
Carole Dabak spent 40 years living in San Jose and now she’s part of the mass exodus that is showing no signs of slowing down.
The retired engineer’s packing up and calling it quits about to move to the state of Tennessee.
“I loved it here when I first got here. I really loved it here. But it’s just not the same,” Dabak said.
Of course people come and go from the Bay Area all the time, but for the first time in a long time, more people are leaving the Bay Area than are coming in. And the number one place in the country for out-migration is now, right here.
That’s happening throughout the entire state and you can see why.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]