Election Perspectives Props 34 & 36

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Prop 34 – We vote NO

 

Repeals death penalty as maximum punishment for persons found guilty of murder and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies retroactively to persons already sentenced to death. Requires persons found guilty of murder to work while in prison, with their wages to be applied to any victim restitution fines or orders against them. We need to shorten the appeals process which leads to all the money spent on the whole death penalty system. Don’t be fooled by the argument that sentencing someone to death causes big taxpayer bills. These prisoners made a decision to kill another person, but not just kill them but in such a way that it led the Jury to impose the death penalty. Scott Peterson murdered his wife and child can we bring back his victims and get their vote? Force the State and Federal Government to hire more attorneys qualified to represent these prisoners in their appeals process. Texas has a death penalty where people actually get their end punishment and the DC sniper was put to death after 6 years. It’s not that it’s impossible it’s that we elect the biggest idiots to enforce rules and laws in California.

 

Proposition 36: VOTE NO

Revises three strikes law to impose life sentence only when new felony conviction is serious or violent. Authorizes re-sentencing for offenders currently serving life sentences if third strike conviction was not serious or violent and judge determines sentence does not pose unreasonable risk to public safety. The 3 Strikes Law works fine. It has to be a factor in lowered crime rates. This idea that the third strike has to be a serious or violent one will cost lives, or at the least, serious injury. If you know you have 2 strikes and decide to still commit crimes you show a lack of ability to control yourself and must be helped by life in prison. You want to know what this one will look like, just use the recent prison realignment as a bench mark. Putting these men and women back on the street will give crime a rise and stress our already taxed Public Safety Officials.

 

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