California: where is your Kavanaugh-style outrage against Prop 47/57?
These past couple weeks have been tough to watch. We have observed the media, activists, and politicians alike stand and fight against the injustices they believe that Kavanaugh and the system that appointed him represents. We have seen the countless social media posts, press conferences, and news articles crucifying a system that some people feel ignore the victims and perpetuate a world where injustices are gone unreported, minimalized, and unpunished.
At California Crime Watch we have to ask: where is this Kavanaugh-style outrage against Prop 47/57?
We even observed some accounts sharing a meme comparing Kavanaugh to a “grown up Brock Turner.” The irony is that Prop 47/57 lowered penalties for cases like Brock Turners. The authors of Proposition 57 STILL claim it only applies to ‘non-violent’ crimes, but their poorly drafted measure deems rape by intoxication and rape of an unconscious person ‘non-violent’ and makes the perpetrators eligible for EARLY PAROLE and RELEASE into local communities.
We are not here to debate the confirmation taking place. That will make its way through its own process and public opinion.
We are here to truly ask ourselves: can we really cry #metoo or #Ibelieveher or #whyIdidn’treport while turning a blind eye to the very real injustices happening to victims here in our home state?
The silence to these dangerous propositions is deafening and speak volumes to the very nature of what we fondly refer to as “selective outrage.” A crime doesn’t pick and choose its victims – so why are the California activists, politicians, and media picking and choosing their rally cries?
People are saying this Kavanaugh outrage isn’t political. Prove it. Show the same outrage toward Prop 47/57 and anyone who dares to support it. That is where Californians will find true validity behind their fight against the in injustices they seek to change. And that fight starts here in California.