Regarding “Hey Margaret” article on Aug. 26:
Yo, Jerry: Re your Proposition 57: Why doesn’t the current language of Prop. 57 detail explicitly what constitutes a “nonviolent” crime? Rather you propose the voters approve the proposition and await the “anticipated implementation of regulations” that would disqualify inmates from early release for specified (felony) sex offenses.
This sounds just like your Democrat sister, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it, away from the fog of controversy.” It seems this proposition is also controversial, due to the vagueness and lack of detail.
The people approved serious sentences for serious criminal offenses and built serious capacity to house serious convicted felony inmates. Get serious about your duty to protect the citizens of California. If you propose to make changes to the sentencing structure of the criminal justice system and implement additional “early release” guidelines, stand up and present the details in the proposition prior to submitting it to the voters so we know “what’s in it.” Keep California safe.
Never miss a local story.
P.S. Hey, Margaret, I support you and all law enforcement.
Glenn Johnson, Fresno