Oh yeah, this will work out well. From the Museum of Absolute Fucking Lunacy (California Hall) comes this fine example:
California is set to release at least 63,000 inmates convicted of violent crimes in an effort to create “safer prisons.”
Safer prisons, unsafer cities. Here’s the reasoning (if you can even call it that):
The goal is to increase incentives for the incarcerated population to practice good behavior and follow the rules while serving their time and participate in rehabilitative and educational programs, which will lead to safer prisons,” Dana Simas, a state Office of Administrative Law spokeswoman, said in a statement about the mass release of prisoners in the Golden State. “Additionally, these changes would help to reduce the prison population by allowing incarcerated persons to earn their way home sooner,” she added.
So who are the lucky releasees? All non-violent people in jail for forgery, tax fraud or embezzlement? Right… not:
Of those who are set to be released, nearly 20,000 are serving life sentences.
Not everyone is happy about this news:
A number of Republican lawmakers in the state have opposed the move and criticized Gov. Gavin Newsom for acting “on his own authority, instead of the will of the people.”
I didn’t know California had any “Republican lawmakers” left — I thought they were 100% Socialist over there in the Golden Shower State.
I foresee murders. Unfortunately, those murders won’t be of the people who are behind this foolishness.