The authors of Proposition 57 claim it only applies to ‘non-violent’ crimes, but their poorly drafted measure deems the following crimes ‘non-violent’ and makes the perpetrators eligible for EARLY PAROLE and RELEASE into local communities:
- Rape by intoxication
- • Rape of an unconscious person
- • Human Trafficking involving sex act with minors
- • Drive-by shooting • Assault with a deadly weapon
- • Hostage taking
- • Attempting to explode a bomb at a hospital or school
- • Domestic violence involving trauma
- • Supplying a firearm to a gang member
- • Hate crime causing physical injury
- • Failing to register as a sex offender
- • Arson
- • Discharging a firearm on school grounds
- • Lewd acts against a child 14 or 15
- • False imprisonment of an elder through violence. *partial list
“Here are five more reasons Prop 57 put our communities at risk:
1) 57 authorized state government bureaucrats to reduce many sentences for “good behavior,” even for inmates convicted of murder, rape, child molestation and human trafficking.
2) 57 permited the worst career criminals to be treated the same as first-time offenders, discounting strong sentences imposed by a judge.
3) ‘57 effectively overturned key provisions of Marsy’s Law, ‘3-Strikes and You’re Out,’ Victims’ Bill of Rights, Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act – measures enacted by voters that have protected victims and made communities Safer’—Susan Fisher, Former Chairwoman State Parole Board
4) 57 forced victims trying to put their lives back together to re-live the crimes committed against them over and over again, with every new parole hearing.
5) 57 resulted in higher crime rates as at least 16,000 dangerous criminals, including those previously convicted of murder and rape, would be eligible for early release.