Jerry Brown's get-out-of-jail-free card in California

Here's a story that's making the news in San Diego as a local district attorney protests, but it's actually a state problem that goes back to the usual lefty suspects, starting with Gov. Jerry Brown. Thousands of murder convictions are likely to be vacated due to a change in state law that effectively says that if you were the guy sitting in the shotgun seat of the car as the other guy pulled the trigger, you get off scot-free – you're no longer convicted of murder, too. The County of San Diego alone is set to release about 150 such charmers onto the streets, and the other 57 counties are going to have to do similar.  All told, about 800 of them are reportedly going to get let out. According to NBC News: SB 1437 was signed into law last month by Governor Jerry Brown and will go into effect on January 1, 2019.  Under the change, if a defendant in a crime did not kill, intend to kill, or did not act with reckless indifference to...(Read Full Post)
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