Thursday, June 24, 2021

Arrest the Guns

While Joe Biden was mumbling and bumbling his way through an announcement of his new anti-crime proposals, California was hard at work on a pro-crime agenda. It was letting more people out of prison, because that will surely lower the crime rate.

As cities run by Democratic mayors and states run by Democratic governors were implementing policies designed to replace police by social workers, to allow criminals not to post bail and to crack down on guns, the Biden administration has discovered that gun control would solve our crime problems.

If we were of a cynical disposition we would point out that the people who favor the second amendment are most often Republicans. The people who commit the crimes are most often not Republicans. Thus, cynicism would tell us that Biden is shifting the blame from his constituents on to Republicans. One suspects that it is not going to reduce crime. It is being tried today in major American cities, and seeing a spike in crime.

Anyway, to celebrate the great Biden crime initiative, the state of California is releasing more convicted criminals into

communities. These include people convicted of violent crimes. Fortunately, California’s strict gun control laws will prevent them from owning guns.

The Washington Examiner has the story:

California is set to release at least 63,000 inmates convicted of violent crimes in an effort to create “safer prisons.”

"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.

These “incentives” are a part of an effort to give inmates “good time credits” to quicken their release.

There you have it. The goal, California’s ever-so-empathetic spokeswoman tells us, is to produce safer prisons. As for the notion of safer neighborhoods, the agency seems to believe that convicted criminals who practice good behavior for a time in prison will naturally practice the same good behavior when they are released into the community.

Strange to say it, but the people who live in the communities most likely to suffer from crime are against defunding the police. But, the real question is, will they keep voting for politicians who do not care about how safe their neighborhoods, but who want to make prisons safer?


Anonymous said...

I wonder how many of those released convicts will be living near Dana Simas?

Sam L. said...

I seem to re member that NY and NYC used to be very strict on allowing citizens the right to purchase (and carry) firearms. Is that still true?