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Brown asks three-judge panel to lift prison population reduction order

Original post made on Jan 9, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown has asked a federal three-judge panel to lift an order requiring the state to reduce the number of inmates in its overcrowded prisons to 110,000 by June. The prison population has now fallen to 119,000, as a result of several measures, including the so-called "realignment" process in which some low-level offenders were transferred to county jails.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 4:39 PM


Posted by Bob, a resident of Danville
on Jan 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Where is Brown and the other socialists gonna put us law abiding gun owners when Obammy does his illegal executive gun grab order?

Posted by Citizen Paine, a resident of Danville
on Jan 9, 2013 at 2:41 pm

To the extent that olbobby's comment is not offensive, which is very little, it is off-topic, by quite a lot. You win the Doofus Daily Double, in duplicate, my friend!

I think Jon Stewart got it right when he got serious on the topic of guns last evening, to the effect of "so the rest of us are supposed to endure a tragically dystopic present, only because a very few paranoid delusionals irrationally fear a dystopic future."

I may have embellished a bit, based on olbobby's inspiring example.

Posted by LOUISE, a resident of Danville
on Jan 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

I don't think Bob got anything wrong or is off topic at all. Article is about prisons and criminals. We will have more crime when private citizens can no longer protect themselves. It has not been proven that countries that have gun control have less crime. Criminals will always get guns and crazies will always commit crimes. We cannot control people's behaviors though many think we can. The current administration is taking away our rights and acting more like a king than a president. And posting the names of gun owners in newspapers is a form of invasion of privacy. If the right did this, the left would be protesting and screaming. Our government is undermining the constitution to suit its utopian ideology. When certain rights are taken away from others and the 1st and 2nd Amendments are altered, then maybe the left will start noticing, but it will be too late.

Posted by Bill, a resident of Danville
on Jan 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Hey Citizen Pain, glad you are so certain that there is no need for the constitution which was written by those you call the "paranoid delusionals who irrationally feared a dystopic future".

Best to let King Obama shred the thing and just start doing everything he wants through Executive Order. After all, the king knows best and we can't trust the serfs or their representatives to do the left thing.

Sounds pretty dystopic to me...

Posted by Citizen Paine, a resident of Danville
on Jan 11, 2013 at 5:23 pm

olbillie: Please provide a link to this Executive Order. I'd like to read it. Thanks.