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Calif. Gov. Approves Release for 81% of Convicted Killers

September 08, 2011  | 

California Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed with more than 80 percent of the recommendations by the state parole board to release convicted killers since May, reports the New York Times.

So far, Gov. Brown has upheld 207 of the parole board's 253 decisions to release convicted killers, as a response to the U.S. Supreme Court's mandate to the state reduce overcrowded prison populations.

Already this year, more release dates granted to killers have been allowed to stand than in any year since California governors got the power to reverse them, reports Ian Lovett in The Times.

"At the rate the state is going, more than 1,000 convicted killers who should be serving time will be set free, putting residents at increased risk," according to a response from the Los Angeles Police Protective League. "We urge the governor to use his predecessors as role models when reviewing parole board decisions."

Previously, inmates serving life sentences for murder were virtually never set free. Even on the rare occasions when the parole board granted a release, California's governors almost invariably overturned it, according to Lovett's report.

Source: New York Times.

Comments (9)

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Ah2bacop @ 9/8/2011 7:43 PM

Cool, job security for street level cops and their team of attorneys. Let killers free, create jobs. Way to go Brown!

Tom @ 9/8/2011 7:52 PM

Only in California do they release killers but restrict the average law abiding citizen from carrying a concealed weapon. Makes sense if you are brain dead.

mini28 @ 9/8/2011 8:08 PM

What a dumbbutt thing to do. They should've been put to death. But then again, politicians in Kommifornia are brain dead. Too much weed in the 60's, eh Gov? I wonder if sicko Charlie Manson is on the list? Too bad the penal colony like in the movie "The One" isn't real, we could send all the miscreants there that the liberals wouldn't put to death.

walt235 @ 9/8/2011 11:58 PM

SoCal is a giant toilet that Mother Nature needs to flush! The sooner the "Big One" hits California and destroys it the better! Everything from Frisco on down needs to go into the ocean.

Morning Eagle @ 9/9/2011 12:07 AM

Incredible! Gov. brown's superlative intelligence shines forth again. Did the SCOTUS say they had to release convicted killers to relieve over crowding? There can be no doubt at least some of them will continue a life of crime and some of them will kill again. Will the parole boards and the governor even give the new victims and their families a second thought or lose a wink of sleep over their own responsibility? Probably not. I can imagine how pleased the families of the victims of these killers must be to know the POS that took the life of their loved one(s) is now walking around loose.

Deadman @ 9/9/2011 2:40 AM

Am i glad,i don't live and work in california,those stinking liberal jerks elected a rectum and deserve what they get.They should release them in Hollywood with the real liberals

Rick @ 9/9/2011 8:37 AM

I live in Cali; it's a great state with plenty to offer, but the darn liberals outnumber us conservatives and keep pushing their idiotic idealistic plans on us. They won't pass CCW laws at the state level so we citizens can protect ourselves, only certain people get issued CCW's at the local level. It's a well known fact that Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer both have CA CCW's and they're the ones trying to ban all privately owned firearms. Now Cali is trying to ban open carry of UNLOADED weapons to make the state safer instead of deporting illegal aliens.

Lorraine @ 9/9/2011 7:46 PM

Thats absolutely rediculious that you let murders go free, the punishment should fit the crime, and if someone is murdered the perpertrator should serve life in prison or put on death row.

Lee @ 9/9/2011 10:36 PM

I'm glad I live in Virginia. A long way from those nitwits. I know they have braindead people running that dog and pony show out there but this takes the cake. No wonder the state is broke. How can a decent, normal person live in a cesspool like that? They will get what they deserve. Where is the big one?

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