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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Posted on | March 27, 2015 | 38 Comments

Liberals in California think their sex-offender laws are too strict:

California officials announced Thursday that the state would stop enforcing a key provision of a voter-approved law that prohibits all registered sex offenders from living near schools.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said it would no longer impose the blanket restrictions outlined in Jessica’s Law that forbids all sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park, regardless of whether their crimes involved children. . . .
The California Supreme Court on March 2 unanimously ruled that Jessica’s Law violated the constitutional rights of parolees living in San Diego County who had argued that the limitations made it impossible for them to obtain housing.

Keep in mind Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown has initiated a controversial prison “reform” program in California. In his first three years in office, Brown authorized the release of 1,400 criminals who had been sentenced to life in prison. Under Brown’s “reform,” California officials are releasing “non-violent” offenders from prison, which is why Robert L. Ranson was set free in June 2013:

He was considered a non-violent offender because his most recent prison term was for possession of a firearm by a felon. Ranson had previously served time for two carjackings and an assault with a firearm, prison officials said.

Carjacking, assault, possession of a firearm by a felon — yeah, let’s just turn that guy loose. What could possibly go wrong?

A man on probation as a “non-violent offender” under California’s prison realignment program has been charged with kidnapping, raping, and torturing a 16-year-old girl in South Los Angeles, and detectives suspect he may be connected to three other recent murders. Robert L. Ranson, 30, was arrested in late March [2014] after the girl escaped from a U-Haul van in an alley near Imperial Highway and New Hampshire Ave., according to police and booking records. The girl was covered in gasoline and said her attacker, later identified as Ranson, had tied her hands and taped her mouth, and was trying to light her on fire when she ran away, naked.

Now they’re going to let sex offenders live near schools.

No way that policy could lead to trouble.

Will the last sane person leaving California please turn out the lights?



38 Responses to “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?”

  1. Dana
    March 27th, 2015 @ 7:38 am

    Our esteemed host requested:

    Will the last sane person leaving California please turn out the lights?

    Too late; he left a couple of years ago.

  2. Dana
    March 27th, 2015 @ 7:42 am

    While I’m certain that it would be dismissed, the victims of crimes by the released “non-violent” offenders should sue Governor Jerry Brown and the California state legislature for the program which released these thugs. Put them on notice, and make them defend themselves. Sue them not only in their official capacities, but personally as well, sue them into penury.

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 27th, 2015 @ 7:45 am

    If this were Nevada I would think Harry Reid was behind it. If only to enjoy his retirement.

  4. Adobe_Walls
    March 27th, 2015 @ 8:03 am

    Well it isn’t as if anybody predicted this kind of outcome at the time the policy was enacted.

  5. McGehee
    March 27th, 2015 @ 8:03 am

    21. And I did turn out the lights, but one of the inmates apparently chewed through the straps and found out how to turn them back on.

  6. McGehee
    March 27th, 2015 @ 8:04 am

    Where do you think he’s retiring to?

  7. Adobe_Walls
    March 27th, 2015 @ 8:17 am

    He can’t go to hell until he dies, which might not too far into the future if he keeps getting attacked by his exercise equipment.

  8. Fail Burton
    March 27th, 2015 @ 8:31 am

    For anyone paying attention to the jazz hands conference in the U.K., our feminist dullard’s platform included the abolition of prisons. They also have a segment about a growing problem: how white gay men appropriate neck-wagging and slang from black women. It’s actually under “Motion 512: Dear White Gay Men: Stop Appropriating Black Women.”

    Man o man o man. When’s that dinosaur-killer asteroid due to arrive and turn us all into pillars of salt?

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 27th, 2015 @ 8:56 am
  10. BobSmith101
    March 27th, 2015 @ 9:02 am

    Don’t worry. The pilot just needs to use the rest room.

  11. Jeanette Victoria
    March 27th, 2015 @ 9:10 am

    I’m so glad I escaped SoCal they really are loony there

  12. Jeanette Victoria
    March 27th, 2015 @ 9:15 am

    In Cali postictal seizure patients get arrested by nurses in ICU. I read that they even arrested an alzheimers patient for assault…that is what passes for violent crime in Cali

  13. Adobe_Walls
    March 27th, 2015 @ 9:27 am

    His name is SMOD show some respect.

  14. Hard Little Machine
    March 27th, 2015 @ 9:40 am

    The schools are filled with heavily armed Mexicans. So I call it a draw.

  15. kilo6
    March 27th, 2015 @ 9:41 am

    Don’t forget the cats

  16. texlovera
    March 27th, 2015 @ 9:58 am

    Greetings, fellow Moron!

  17. texlovera
    March 27th, 2015 @ 9:59 am

    OK, Jerry, you think these “people” don’t pose a threat to society?

    Then you put ’em up in the Governor’s Mansion, you assh*le.

  18. Adobe_Walls
    March 27th, 2015 @ 10:35 am

    I only lurk there, posted very few comments.
    P.S. It is a must visit site.

  19. Georgina
    March 27th, 2015 @ 10:47 am

    maybe people could sue BHO for all the crimes commited by the terrorists he let out of gitmo.

  20. RS
    March 27th, 2015 @ 10:57 am

    The problem with the Sex Offender Registry is that state legislatures have defined certain crimes as misdemeanors which nonetheless result in a lifetime listing on the registry. In other words, the severity of the collateral effects exceeds the criminal punishment which the legislature in its presumed wisdom has enacted based upon the ostensible severity of the crime.

    Consider, in my state, walking home drunk because you don’t want to get a DWI and pissing in an alley can get you on the registry for “indecent exposure.” The collateral effects for that are the same for serial child rapists.

    The proper remedy is not releasing criminals nor eliminating the registry and its attendant requirements. The proper solution involves more thought and process than most politicians desiring reelection are willing to provide.

    Better in my view, would be to have graduated terms of parole/supervision depending on the nature of the offense, which terms could be up to an offender’s lifetime. Of course, that costs money to do correctly, but it treats the truly evil people differently than the sorority girl who flashes her boobs at a Mardi Gras parade.

  21. M. Thompson
    March 27th, 2015 @ 11:48 am

    Please, those are kill markers!

  22. kbiel
    March 27th, 2015 @ 12:11 pm

    “Liberals in California think”

    That IS shocking news. I stopped reading after that, because baby steps…

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  24. Quartermaster
    March 27th, 2015 @ 3:39 pm

    I knew that was bogus ’cause “everyone” knows progressives never think, they just emote.

  25. Quartermaster
    March 27th, 2015 @ 3:41 pm

    There are no “restrooms” on an aircraft, just as there no restrooms on a ship.

  26. Quartermaster
    March 27th, 2015 @ 3:44 pm

    I would say “if only,” but I don’t want Satan himself to end up in Gehenna, although that’s what’s going to happen. He and Reid made that choice, and they have to live with it.

    What’s really sad is that my mother may be distantly related to him. I’m too afraid to look and see.

  27. richard mcenroe
    March 27th, 2015 @ 3:44 pm


  28. Quartermaster
    March 27th, 2015 @ 3:45 pm

    Don’t worry. Our cruelty is quite selective.

  29. Quartermaster
    March 27th, 2015 @ 3:46 pm

    A triple Ace, I’m impressed!

  30. kbiel
    March 27th, 2015 @ 3:51 pm

    I feel your comment should have come with a trigger warning.

  31. M. Thompson
    March 27th, 2015 @ 4:04 pm

    It’s easier when you can bait them.

  32. Kirby McCain
    March 27th, 2015 @ 5:03 pm

    I don’t see why there was a problem, all the perverts had to do was move to Davenport Iowa.

  33. darleenclick
    March 27th, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

    There have even been cases of minor girls who take nude selfies being charged as producing “child pr0n” & being registered.

    “Zero tolerance” always has the effect of diluting the worst crimes by equating them with acts of admitted stupidity.

  34. darleenclick
    March 27th, 2015 @ 7:01 pm


  35. darleenclick
    March 27th, 2015 @ 7:04 pm

    Ask me about AB109 & Prop 47 … I’ll give you all chapter & verse because I deal with it every day.

  36. RS
    March 27th, 2015 @ 7:23 pm

    Do a post over at PW. I’d love to read about it.

  37. Jeanette Victoria
    March 28th, 2015 @ 9:27 am

    Hey what?

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