“With crime up, Californians have a right to ask why the savings from prison realignment haven’t materialized and why an expected $100 million to $200 million in Proposition 47 savings has been budgeted by Gov. Jerry Brown at less than $30 million.” “California has been down this road before. In the 1970s, the state closed […]
“The law no doubt has provided the freedom for allowing repeat offenders to continue to break the law without much consequence. As soon as they receive a citation, they are sent on their merry way to burglarize, steal or retrieve more dope. Some have been arrested and cited out more than once in a […]
A Stanford Law School study recently published reports that inmates released under Prop. 47 are not causing the crime spike seen in cities all over California. Keep in mind that this advocacy project helped draft the initiative so it is hardly an unbiased source. The Stanford report points to a recidivism rate of 5 percent among […]
Announcing our Public Safety Fall Forum 2015! Brought to you by Take Back Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Neighbors, and the Santa Cruz Police Officers’ Association.
Find out more about the consequences of Assembly Bill 109 (Prison Realignment) and Proposition 47 (Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative).
Featuring well-known Public Safety Advocate Lynne Brown and a panel of local experts. Representatives from the Santa Cruz Police Department, the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorneys Office and others will on be on the panel. Lynne will deliver a brief but compelling multimedia presentation, which may shed light on information not disclosed to the public about policies that diminish safety in our communities. This will be followed by comments from our panel and Q & A with the audience.