When Will Democrats Admit California’s Prop. 47 Has Been Cataclysmic?

by Katy Grimes at californiaglobe.com

California’s Proposition 47 has been a man-made disaster… cataclysmic… a catastrophe. Need more descriptors?

How about, “Make crime illegal again” in California.

There have been numerous attempts to repeal and/or reverse Proposition 47, which was passed by tragically misinformed voters in 2014, and flagrantly titled “The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act” by then Attorney General Kamala Harris, which reduced a host of serious felonies to misdemeanors, including drug crimes, date rape, and all thefts under $950, even for repeat offenders who steal every day.

Prop. 47 which also decriminalized drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor, removed law enforcement’s ability to make an arrest in most circumstances, as well as removing judges’ ability to order drug rehabilitation programs rather than incarceration.

The commensurate escalation of crime throughout California is stunning. And there is no coincidence that during this same time period, the exponential escalation of homeless vagrants and drug addicts on the streets occurred.

California’s largest cities resemble third world hellscapes, with people living in stolen tents on sidewalks, covering the sidewalks with human defecation, urine and vomit, garbage strewn on city streets, drug addicts shooting up in public, drug sales, public sex acts, and violence – street fights between vagrants, and open harassment of passers by, with virtually little to no policing.

Sacramento’s District Attorney Thien Ho, a Democrat, has been a pioneer on homeless legal issues, filing the first of its kind lawsuit against the City of Sacramento in September for failing to abate the homeless crisis in the Capitol city. “The city instead chose to enforce some of the laws some of the time against some of the people,” DA Ho says in the lawsuit.