Take Back our Community… Demand Change Through Legislation
From 2000 to 2014, there was a trend of decreasing crime in California that reversed sharply in 2015, when property crime markedly increased. The increase in California’s property crime rate stands in stark contrast with continuing decrease in the rest of the country. For the first time in 20 years, California’s rate of property crimes exceeds that of the rest of the country.
Only the State can make the criminal justice system changes needed to ensure that violent and career criminals are held accountable for their criminal behavior. Certainly, not every crime deserves punishment through jail time. However, the changes made by AB 109, Prop 47, and Prop 57 have allowed violent and career criminals the opportunity to avoid either jail time or rehabilitative programs.
Based on the provisions of AB 109, Prop 47, and Prop 57, the definition of what constitutes a violent crime has been eroded. In California today, the following crimes are classified as “non-violent:”
- Domestic Violence
- Corporal Injury to a Child
- Rape of Unconscious or Drugged Person
- Hate Crime Causing Physical Injury
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- First Degree Burglary
- Solicitation to Commit Murder
In addition, AB 109, Prop 47, and Prop 57 have created a criminal justice system that does not take into account an individual’s criminal history, which has allowed career criminals the opportunity to avoid serving proper jail sentences.
Violent and career criminals need to be held accountable and kept off our streets. But only the State can make these desperately needed changes. CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TODAY! Our State legislators can make the changes necessary to help protect our communities, and we need you to contact them to ask for their help in taking back our community.
Contact our State Legislators and ask them to make the criminal justice system changes needed to ensure that violent and career criminals are kept out of our communities.
Governor Jerry Brown
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841 / Fax: (916) 558-3160
Senator Anthony Portantino
State Capitol, Room 3086
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4025 / Fax: (916) 651-4925
Assembly Member Chris Holden
State Capitol PO Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0041
Phone: (916) 319-2041 / Fax: (916) 319-2141