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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Posted on | February 25, 2014 | 11 Comments

Lots, I’m afraid:

Since Gov. Jerry Brown assumed office in January 2011, a record number of inmates with life sentences are winning parole. Brown has allowed the release of nearly 1,400 lifers, while going along with the parole board about 82 percent of the time. . . .
More than 80 percent of lifers are in prison for murder, while the remaining are mostly rapists and kidnappers.

Turning loose murderers, rapists and kidnappers in California — well, the state’s already been overrun by Democrats anyway . . .

(Hat-tip: Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.)



11 Responses to “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?”

  1. Bob Belvedere
    February 25th, 2014 @ 7:17 pm

    Hey! Don’t be so unsympathetic! ‘Obama’s’ gotta recruit his Civilian Army from somewhere.

  2. DaveO
    February 25th, 2014 @ 9:18 pm

    Practical effect: gang wars between the newly reinforced local gangs and the those of the illegal immigrants. I’m sure the Cali-hippies will find a way to blame BushGlobalWarmingRepublicansBadVibes&Cheney.
    Sucks to be a disarmed civilian in California.

  3. MrPaulRevere
    February 25th, 2014 @ 9:22 pm

    I really have no idea as to why some conservatives have abandoned their tough on crime stance. OK, violent crime has decreased, I get that. Make it decrease more! This issue is what drove me, a working stiff into the conservative camp. I lived in marginal communities and was intimately affected by touchy feely attitudes toward crime and criminal behavior. Look, this is an issue that resonates like an earthquake for hard working folks. Conservatives have abandoned a winning issue with the working class. I don’t know what to make of it…

  4. K-Bob
    February 25th, 2014 @ 9:27 pm

    This is why Holder wants ex-cons to be able to vote.

  5. MrPaulRevere
    February 25th, 2014 @ 10:02 pm

    But of course. They are assembling a new coalition of potheads militant gays and various other miscreants and malcontents. God help us.

  6. Dave R
    February 25th, 2014 @ 10:13 pm

    because it’s absolutely absurd that the US has by far the highest incarceration rate in the free world?

  7. Kirby McCain
    February 26th, 2014 @ 1:12 am

    So, a bunch of murderers are being turned loose in a state overrun with Democrats, what’s the problem?

  8. rd
    February 26th, 2014 @ 2:04 am

    Peruta was decided just in time.
    I do not care what the idiots and progressives do in California. It is California’s problem, not my state’s. The only problem is many of these criminals will not stay in CA.

  9. Ken Mitchell
    February 26th, 2014 @ 2:52 am

    His options are somewhat limited, as the federal courts have essentially taken control of the prison system and the state is required to get below some hard ceiling number of prisoners – a number that, even after all the releases, is still below our current number of inmates.

    Brown’s options are bad ones, but sometimes he’s making things even worse for himself and for California by the choices he makes. Of course, he’s absolutely opposed to deporting criminal illegal aliens, which would seem to be an obvious first step.

  10. Anon Y. Mous
    February 26th, 2014 @ 4:57 am

    In a word: money. In California, the jails are overcrowded. So overcrowded that the courts have ordered the state to reduce it. There’s only 2 ways to do that: build more prisons (and hire more corrections officers who are naturally part of that union), or, let prisoners out.

    Since there is no way that the Democrats running California will ever cut anything to come up with the money, the only way to get the money would be to raise taxes.

    How many conservatives in California are going to want to push the issue when they know how the math is going to play out?

  11. Quartermaster
    February 26th, 2014 @ 2:28 pm

    The failed drug war is part of the problem. How much of a problem is the question.