Thousands of Sex Offenders Set to be Released in Democrat Controlled State
This isn’t very surprising given the history of Democratic states and corrupt America-hating governors.
Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court made a decision that will allow thousands of sex offenders to be released from prison.
This is the result of something that was actually put into place years ago and received an overwhelming amount of support by California voters back in 2016.
The initiative, called Proposition 57, was written by then-Governor Jerry Brown (D) and passed by nearly two-thirds of the electorate. It was crafted to reduce the state’s prison population, saying any person found guilty of a “nonviolent felony offense” would be eligible for early parole. Brown said it was never intended to cover sex offenders. However, the original language did not exempt them from consideration. Lower appeals courts had ruled that nonviolent sex offenders could not be excluded, and the high court affirmed those rulings.
California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote the following regarding the decision,
“The initiative’s language provides no indication that the voters intended to allow the (Corrections) Department to create a wholesale exclusion from parole consideration based on an inmate’s sex offense convictions when the inmate was convicted of a nonviolent felony.”
This bill is going to lead to a lot of unhappy people and could potentially put many people at risk.
The stipulation in this bill is that it’s only non-violent sex offenders who would be able to be released from prison. So you may instantly think of prostitutes, pimps, and people like that. And it is true, those are non-violent sexual crimes. However, and this is where it gets really bad, non-violent sex offenders also include people who have committed incest, indecent exposure, and have been in possession of child pornography.
This is a very dangerous road to travel because while these crimes may not have been violent, it doesn’t mean that they won’t soon be or that they weren’t crimes that they need to pay restitution for still.