Car Burglaries, Shoplifting Crimes Jump After Prop 47 VoteResearchers say California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft.
Contrary To Law Enforcement Predictions, Prison-Reduction Law Did Not Increase Crime In California, Study FindsLaw enforcement officials said after the passage of Prop 47 in 2014 that the law would cause an increase in crime in California. The UCI study found otherwise.
Las Vegas Blames California For Spike In CrimesLas Vegas police blame two laws. One allows early release of certain inmates. The other reduces nonviolent crimes to misdemeanors.
Prop. 47 Resulting In More Crimes Going Unpunished, Some ChargeNew findings are raising additional concerns over Proposition 47, a law designed to cut prison sentences for many nonviolent offenses.
LAPD Says Several Men Just Released From Jail Robbed Gas StationDetectives believe the suspects may be repeat offenders released under a law that allows certain non-violent felonies be reduced to misdemeanors, resulting in early releases from jail.
LA County Sheriff: Prop. 47 A 'Significant' Reason For Increase In CrimeLos Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell says a recent change in law that makes certain drug and property crimes misdemeanors instead of felonies is a "significant" reason for an increase in county crime.
Lancaster Passes Ordinance That Will Impose Fines For Certain Crimes In Wake Of Prop. 47The city of Lancaster has passed an ordinance that will impose fines for certain offenses in an effort to curb crime amid Proposition 47.
Lancaster Considers Imposing Fines For Certain Crimes In Wake Of Prop. 47The city of Lancaster is considering an ordinance that would impose administrative fines for certain offenses in an effort to curb crime amid Proposition 47.
Lancaster Officials Aim For Stiffer Fines To Support Law Enforcement EffortsCity Council members in Lancaster want to go after the pocketbooks of criminal offenders.
Prisoners Freed Quickly After Voters OK Prop 47A ballot measure passed by voters this week is already freeing California suspects from jail as their felony charges are reduced to misdemeanors, and people previously convicted of the charges receive reduced sentences as they appear in court.
Interfaith Leaders, Calif. Police Chiefs At Odds Over Prop 47Southland faith and community held a rally Monday in support of Proposition 47, which would reduce some drug and property offenses from felonies to misdemeanors.