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District attorneys: Reduced criminal sentences to balance budget could escalate crime rates

Original post made on Aug 20, 2009

The California District Attorneys Association sent a letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday saying that reducing criminal sentences to help balance the state's budget will lead to rising crime rates.

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Posted by DL
a resident of Danville
on Aug 20, 2009 at 9:09 am

If the criminal/justice system was fixed many years ago, California wouldn't have the present problem with over crowded prisons. Have we all forgot the over paid bonuses the prison guards and wards, Gray Davis (the worst CA. governor ever) gave them all?

Another major mistake by Gray Davis: Let's also recall the California electricity crisis (also known as the Western U.S. Energy Crisis) of 2000 and 2001 was a situation where California had a shortage of electricity. Although California's population increased by 13% during the 1990s, the state did not build any new major power plants during that time. Go figure and wonder why everything else unfolded to where it's now a total mess...


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Posted by Millie
a resident of another community
on Aug 24, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Well DUH!!!!


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