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Statewide initiative on low-level crimes makes November ballot

Original post made on Jun 30, 2014

An initiative that would reduce some low-level nonviolent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors and change sentencing guidelines has qualified for the California ballot in November, proponents said Friday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, June 29, 2014, 8:21 PM

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Posted by Samantha
a resident of Danville
on Jun 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

NOT a good idea with the current influx of border felons flowing into the democratic voting bloc.

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Posted by Pi
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jul 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Smart - incarceration for minor crimes is not the solution, rehabilitation is! Please VOTE YES in November.

Don't make this about democrat vs. republican like the the first moron poster above is trying to.

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Posted by Time
a resident of Danville
on Jul 1, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Depends on the definition of 'low-level nonviolent crimes'...
Home invasion, is normally a non-violent crime (owner(s) typically are not home at the time), but yet it's a felony as it should be..

think about coming home and finding your home ransacked..
and the criminal captured and receiving a misdemeanor..

Since its a 'non-violent crime'

so again, it all depends on how they define it..

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Posted by Brandy
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 1, 2014 at 9:56 pm

I note "PI" ran to the liberal progressive game of name calling first. I will be voting no.

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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Jul 2, 2014 at 8:08 am

Yep, if you can't enforce the law, then change it.

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Posted by Peter Kluget
a resident of Danville
on Jul 2, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Time, you've been misled by the sloppy work of the Express writers. If no on is home, it isn't a "home invasion" - it's a burglary. Express stories have made that mistake more than once. And even burglary can include something as simple as stealing golf clubs or bikes out of a garage. That's part of the problem - ambitious prosecutors can and do "overcharge" in order to make their job easier. What was petty theft 20 years ago is a felony today. Burglary morphs into "home invasion." Pimps are no longer pimps, they'r "human traffickers." Respect for the English language suffers, but lazy and weaselly people thrive.

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Posted by Frank Belavia
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 4, 2014 at 11:24 am

Voting against this joke of watering down crimes. Lock and load

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