California Votes To Label Violent Crimes As ‘Non-Violent’ So They Can Release Felons

Proposition 57

California Votes To Label Violent Crimes As ‘Non-Violent’ So They Can Release Felons

Proposition 57 was voted into effect Tuesday in California. Meant to save tax payers money, it may have just made life much more dangerous for the people of California.

Proposition 57 was created to save the people of California millions of dollars on prison costs every year. It was created to change state law in two different ways:

  1. Make judges the only people who can say whether a Juvenile is tried as an adult. Since 2000, prosecutors have been able to make that decision.
  2. Modify the way that prisoners can apply for release from prison. There are many different aspects to this, with the primary one being that it allows non-violent felonious prisoners who have completed the “base” sentence for their crime to apply for parole. This means that the extra time added for being a gang member, for previous crimes, etc.. is wiped away.


The problem is, Proposition 57 didn’t tell voters what is considered a “non-violent” crime. According to a fact check put out by the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, non-violent in California can mean:

  • Assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer
  • Battery with serious bodily injury
  • Solicitation to commit murder
  • Inflicting corporal injury on a child
  • First degree burglary
  • Raping an unconscious person
  • Human trafficking involving a minor
  • Participation in a street gang
  • Exploding a destructive device w/ intent to cause injury (yes, setting off a bomb in a public place)


Read the entire fact check about Proposition 57 here. Make sure to check out the “Sentencing Examples” where it shows how a gang member who stabs someone is eligible for parole in 4 years and a serial rapist is available for parole in 8.

Despite the Mayor of San Diego, two senators, over twenty five congressmen, fifty district attorneys, twenty seven sheriffs, and nineteen police chiefs opposing Prop. 57, it was voted in on Tuesday.

Proposition 57 also gave several thousand “non-violent” criminals the ability to apply for parole on Tuesday because they have served their “base” sentence already.

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  • VerifyEverything

    One more ‘decriminalizing’ effort. Kind of the same approach used in our ‘schools’ – if the kids can’t ‘advance’, then let’s lower the standards. In this case it is ‘If they were locked up, set them free’. We have standards and laws – stop changing these!

  • tvonthebrain

    This from the state that refuses to accept the outcome of the election, so they decide to whine like girls and run away.
    Have fun with that

  • Xigxag

    It’s a Great day to be a criminal in Cali!

  • Timndella Barrier

    GOOD JOB. smh. More “VIOLENT” criminals on the street

  • Karl Spencer

    Can we build a wall along California?

  • Bob Jonhson

    What a bunch of retards. Go fig, leave it to the libtards. I hope they secede and no longer infect the rest of us.

  • Ray

    Sounds like an opportunity to build new section 8 housing in upper class liberal neighborhoods

  • Judith Turner

    Liberal idiot Californians get what they deserve. The problem is their idiot “disease” infects the innocent residents and quite possibly other states. I just hope when these felons get out and go back to their criminal ways the pain is inflicted on a liberal who voted for Prop 57. Its total insanity.