Friday, August 21, 2015
In the Wake of Proposition 47, California Sees a Crime Wave | RealClearPolitics
I will say that there is some naivety as to the realities of life when one believes that wholesale forgiving of criminal behavior, no matter how small, will lead to more lawful behavior...
Debra Saunders has this story at RealClearPolitics.com:
"In San Francisco, theft from cars is up 47 percent this year over the same period in 2014. Auto theft is up by 17 percent. Robberies are up 23 percent. And aggravated assaults are up 2 percent, according to San Francisco police spokesman Carlos Manfredi. Burglaries are down 5 percent.
The City of Angels saw a 12.7 percent increase in overall crime this year, according to the Los Angeles Times; violent offenses rose 20.6 percent, while property crime rose by 11 percent. Mayor Eric Garcetti says Prop 47 may explain Los Angeles' change in course from crime reduction to crime increases."