Outgoing California Gov. Jerry Brown issues Christmas Eve pardons and commutations
Wouldn’t it be fitting if one or more of the criminals Brown released made a midnight raid on his crib and relieved him of some of his worldly processions??
It is not only Brown I have a problem with; it is every governor or president that has the authority to open the cell doors at their disposal. In essences they are telling the court systems and the jury to kiss their keaster for Easter.
There is a very good chance that the jail birds will see the inside of the slams again. According to the National Institute of Justice, about 68 percent of 405,000 prisoners released in 30 states in 2005 were arrested for a new crime within three years of their release from prison, and 77 percent were arrested within five years.
In my modest opinion, politicians, including anyone connected with the judicial systems have been given too much power.
Different area, BUTT very relevant. Take PDT having the sole authority to pull troops out of Afghanistan and Syria, against the advice of the Best in the Business; the likes of which will be disastrous for the whole world somewhere down the pike.
The $$$tock market may be seeing some of the backlash for Trump’s UN-unprecedented, explainable decisions. That much power for one person should not be permissible.
Stock market crash – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stock_market_crashThe DJIA fell 3.81 percent on October 14, followed by another 4.60 percent drop on Friday, October 16. On Black Monday, the Dow Jones Industrials Average plummeted 508 points, losing 22.6% of its value in one day. The S&P 500 dropped 20.4%, falling from 282.7 to 225.06.
It was bound to happen sooner or later. The market was just toooo good for toooo long to last.
Why were these released criminals behind bars to start with??? They committed a crime. Regardless of the severity of the crime, it still was crime.
They went to court, the judge or jury felt time behind bars was appropriate, BUTT up jumped the devil and they were released on the whim of some politician with too much power. What a slap in the face for some of the victims. So much for the legal system.
Hypothetically or not; if some crazy sons-a-bitch, who has unlimited, unchecked power, is allowed to exist; in a moment of weakness or psychotic rage, they can exact catastrophic damage. Gotta be checks and balances.
I was gonna wish everyone a a Merry Christmas, BUTT I am a ba-humberger.
Just like everything else in our society, through the years, the day has lost it’s meaning. The only people that benefit from it are the people that don’t believe in it. The tradition of giving someone, mainly a kid that didn’t have anything a present, has gone ff the charts.
To mo$t, Christmas is every-time one of the parents or grand-parents goes to the store. What the kids get on Christmas, for most of them, they really don’t appreciate it. TOOO commercialized for my taste. I have seen kids throw the toy in the corner with the rest of their junk and play with the box.
The best holiday just passed. Thanksgiving is a day when families and friends get together, for no other reason, BUTT to appreciate one another company and share some UGLY BIRD.
The greatest gift all the world could possibly get, is for all of the self-righteous, pompous, arrogant, ego-maniacs leaders of the world to put their heads together and do whatever it takes to create peace. The way I see it, that would be the ULTIMATE GIFT.