By, Rhonda Powell |Staff Writer| In an act to reduce California’s high crime rate, residents unanimously voted in favor of the three-strikes law in 1994, sentencing repeat felon offenders to life in a state prison. If Proposition 36 passes however, this will be rule be reshaped. According to ballotpedia.org, Proposition 36, “Maintains life sentence penalty for felons with non-serious, non-violent third strike if prior convictions were for rape, murder, or child molestation.” The initiative proposes alterations to the three-strikes law only when new felony convictions are serious or dangerous. It allows offenders that are currently incarcerated, who had a non-violent third strikes a second … [Read more...] about Three strikes and your out. Or are you?
By, Andy Hucks |Staff Writer| Re-sentencing all 726 death row inmates to life in prison without the chance of parole, is Proposition 34 acting to repeal the death penalty in California . It gives $100 million to law enforcement agencies to investigate homicide and rape cases, according to the California Secretary of State’s Office. Currently, California’s constitution allows for the sentence of death for particular crimes such as murder, yet death is rarely administered by the state of California due to the long appeal ridden legal process death-row inmates are given. People in favor of Proposition 34 say that it’s more than a moral proposition, it’s a financial issue as well. “It … [Read more...] about Voters decide between death penalty and life in prison for inmates