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Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 12:32 pm | Updated: 2:55 pm, Wed May 25, 2011.

The United States Supreme Court delivered a body blow to the safety of the people of my home state of California. In an unprecedented action of judicial intemperance, the United States Supreme Court basically ordered that between 38,000 and 46,000 prisoners currently in the California prison system be released.

Many times Supreme Court decisions are of mere academic interest. This one specifically deals with the safety of the people of my home state.

As one who led a team of attorneys generals of the states of the nation in the 1990s to have prison litigation reform which was incorporated into a law that was passed by the Congress and signed by the president, this flies in the face of every piece of that bill.  

You rarely say this, but I fear that there will be murders, there will be rapes, there will be assaults, there will be unnamed and unnumbered crimes in my home state as a direct result of today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Since when did they take over all of the three branches of government, becoming the executive branch, the legislative branch and the judicial branch?

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  • Patrick W Maple posted at 6:06 am on Thu, May 26, 2011.

    Pat Maple Posts: 1804

    Right on!!! Dave Christy

    Darrell: I like your idea. But I like Dave's better.

  • Dave Christy posted at 9:54 am on Wed, May 25, 2011.

    Dave Christy Posts: 27

    If we release the non violent offenders from south of the border,[ is it still ok to call them illegal immigrants?], and in the same motion buss them back to Mexico we could almost empty our Calif. State prison system. In the same move we would need to move all military boot camps to our southern borders along with all active National Guard units and stop the invasion.. As long as the Obama Administration sides with the Mexican drug cartels and sends more money to Mexico than to Arizona [A State that is trying to defend our Nation], that will never happen. The question is , will America wake up before it's too late, or is it too late already ?

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 1:38 pm on Tue, May 24, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Personally, I think the left side of the court made a great decision. California will be forced to consider less expensive options of imprisonment...

    Sheriff Joe in Arizona locks criminals down in tents & barbed wire. It is less expensive, and uncomfortable for the prisoners.. criminals sees this kind of confinement as a deterrent.

    If this guy can get creative and save payers money and at the same time make it a place that meets Federal guidelines, why cant we do it. Maybe now with the eminent release of criminals we can get something done with changing the system. Doesn't California have desert areas where tent cities can be built?



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