Skip to comments.California moves to let felons serve on juries
Posted on 06/13/2019 9:37:45 PM PDT by LibWhacker
The state of California has made no secret that it wants to let as many people out of prison as possible.
From the early release of inmates through AB 109, to filling parole boards with felon friendly commissioners, to decriminalizing a litany of felonies and drug offenses with Props 47 and 57, Sacramento lawmakers are bending over backwards to dramatically reduce the states inmate population.
Despite all of these efforts, the number of inmates hasnt dropped dramatically enough to satisfy the states ruling Democrats, so theyre kicking tires on a new approach rigging the jury system so no one gets convicted in the first place.
This most recent push is Senate Bill 310, authored by state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and would allow Californians who have prior felony convictions to serve on juries.
In a press release promoting the proposal, Skinner wrote, SB310 will help ensure that California juries represent a fair cross-section of our communities People with felony records have the right to vote in California. There is no legitimate reason why they should be barred from serving on a jury.
Currently, felons are prevented from serving on juries because of their obvious and inherent bias against prosecutors and law enforcement.
If you honestly believe that jurors in California whove served time wont be more lenient towards accused criminals, Ive got a bullet train to sell you.
People who have a family member in law enforcement are excused from jury duty all the time because of the possibility of bias, even unconscious bias.
How can someone whos served time be considered free of bias?
Thats like having crazy cat ladies vote on how many cats a person should own.
It should be noted that SB310 makes no distinction between violent and non-violent offenders, and even allows convicted felons...
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The inmates run the asylum.
Manson and Jim Jones and Bill Ayers won.
Even SpongeBob didn’t cover this.
I guess that would be a jury of peers.
And they are getting pretty close.
Subversion of representative government
America will be ruled by a military junta in the end, just like in third world countries, a domestic one or a foreign one, matters not, but it will happen at this rate.
“Currently, felons are prevented from serving on juries because of their obvious and inherent bias against prosecutors and law enforcement.”
So what. Crimimal defense attorneys probably have the same biases. A lot of blacks also have these biases, so exclude them too. Prosecutors and law enforcement have biases against the accused.
I know you don’t want to hear this but U.S. has the highest per capita rate of incarceration, higher than Russia and China and way higher than Western Europe.
Ok, ready for incoming.
Umm we wouldnt if we executed people the way we used to, and the way china does.
No flames from me. But let’s restore all the rights to felons who have served their time and fulfilled all other obligations demanded by the courts for their convictions. Starting with 2nd Amendment protections.
People refuse to accept that Broken Windows policing works.
Sure, I can give you that, and China is still more repressive police state than US. But we are way higher than Western Europe and the anglophone nations.
Its the war on drugs BS mostly and heavy penalties for white collar crime. Elites get a pass.
California has become metastatic ...
Is there any way to purge a state from the union? Or at least parts of it?
Just when you thought Crazyfornia couldn’t
get any worse. Oops! I meant worser.
Western Europe is significantly more monocultural. Theyre working on changing that.
Japan is much more harsh on criminals, has very little crime.
The Sea Hag from Popeye.
The quality of Florida juries took a big hit years ago when the juror pool went from registered voters to registered drivers.
Too many people don’t understand the importance of intelligent jurors.
Desperate dems trawling right under the low bar.
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