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Brown wants U.S. to end control over California prison population

Original post made on Jan 9, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown has asked a federal three-judge panel to lift an order requiring the state to reduce the number of inmates in its overcrowded
prisons to 110,000 by June.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 6:56 AM

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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 9, 2013 at 9:48 am

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I read two days ago that property and drug crimes are on the upswing in Santa Rosa. Could it be because there are more criminals preying on us?

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 9, 2013 at 11:28 am

What do you mean by crimals? duh...

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Posted by Libertarian
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 9, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Its so obvious! Brown only wants to keep criminals in CA prisons because, like Obama, he wants people dependent on the state.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 9, 2013 at 2:25 pm

yup...just like a war...the USA takes soldiers hostage and then makes them go fight in a crazy war...if they don't go to war then they don't eat. instead, they go to prison and get raped...wars allow everybody to act crazy and if get killed you get a medal and your family gets a're never seen again and you can't go home for the holidays...

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Correction: if soldiers don't want to fight in a war, then they're starved. the soldiers that don't want to kill civilians get fed the worst slop you can possibly imagine...everybody laughs and then they watch TV...

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Posted by Darla Anderson
a resident of another community
on Jan 23, 2013 at 7:10 am

First, as the INFORMED WIFE of a PRISONER (doing 4 years for a DUI that was nothing more than a new blended family with six stepchildren, a newborn, and ran out of anti-anxiety medication-induced marital squabble GONE BAD), let me tell everyone that CDCR will be the first to gloat that they have released NO ONE FROM PRISON EARLY, nor have they transferred ANYONE from PRISON to LOCAL COUNTY JAILS. The only way they have gotten their numbers down thus far is to declare that any 'low-level offenders' (i.e., anyone that California elites are offended by) will now do their time in the local jail system, rather than going to the prison. So, effectively, they shut the front door of the prison. Likened to a body, it would be like sewing up the dark vile mouth of the prison beast. And then, they just wait for prisoners to complete the very last drop of blood, sweat, and tears to which the state has deemed their prison sentences, pooping out each one at the end of their time. According to CDCR (Ca. Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation), they can find not one person that they have CORRECTED OR REHABILITATED. So what exactly are we paying them for????!!!!! They cannot cough up two months on the end of every 'low-level offender' and send them home to their wives and their children two months early. That's just plain evil. For those of you who would FREAK OUT over someone getting their two months off, what are you gonna do in two months when they naturally parole out?? Are you losing sleep?? Because I can tell you that that guy of mine who used to make beautiful sets and special effects on movies such as Mr. and Mrs. Smith and tv shows like House, and who married an abandoned woman with six children, two of which have autism, and who can build anything, and who is the most loving man I have ever met SHOULD NOT be your FEAR. It is the government of elites that have set up a system of mafia goons to black-widow catch the citizens so that they have a steady stream of working slaves for the state to pay their prison guards and their prison beast financial interests. And, they are building many more prisons to incarcerate more citizens. Think about that the next time you see one of those Black and White Highway Patrol cars doing one of his spider-hiding-in-the-bushes....that he is about to shake down one of our neighbors and run him through the database, and shake him for WHATEVER HE CAN!!

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Posted by msar
a resident of Danbury Park
on Apr 5, 2013 at 8:47 pm

The practice of psychiatry and related, calling people mentally ill/mentally defective, treatments (drugs, electroshock--external and/or internal, surgical, talk, etc.), incarceration in mental wards/mental hospitals, appointment with psychiatrists and/or coattail riders (they refer to it as a sustainable eco-system or sustainable economic system)--all part of the new American slavery system, were to cease by the end of World War II by international treaties and reiterated by Executive Orders of President John F. Kennedy and President Ronald Reagan. All psychotropic drugs are supposed to be off the market. The proceeds from psychotropic drugs go to finance weapons used for genocide worldwide.

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Posted by Archy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 5, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Unfortunately, Brown has taken the easy way out. Yes, he has been playing shell game with prisoners. Why? If he releases anyone prematurely who then commits a serious crime, the Repubs will do what they did to Dukakis with the whole Willie Horton fiasco.

Of course we know that Repubs are quite happy to have prisoners -- especially those who are light in the pocketbook and so who cannot afford a high-priced attorney -- rot away behind bars. It squares with their authoritarian mindset: As Hannity said the other day, "My father whipped me with a belt all the time and I turned out okay." Yeah, right. Repubs are sick; Dems are cowards.

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