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L.A. County Sheriff Says Crime Rate Increase Caused by New Law

July 24, 2015  | 

A recent change in California law making certain drug and property crimes misdemeanors instead of felonies played “a significant role” in the rising crime rate in Los Angeles County and has taken away the incentive for addicts to seek treatment, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Thursday.

In an interview with The Associated Press, McDonnell also said legalizing marijuana for recreational use is a bad idea and that recent public backlash against police over use of force is having an impact on his agency, the largest sheriff’s department in the country.

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Tschako @ 7/25/2015 9:06 AM


kevCopAz @ 7/25/2015 10:32 AM

gee, who could have thunk it? We all know that it would, its only the Libs and Pols that think if you reclassify something then it goes away, we all know that it doesn't and in fact making it a lesser crime only helps to make additional criminals think its worth it to do that crime. Common sense, not politically correct sense. On the other hand for the POLS they can now claim that "Felony" crime are down and what they are doing works well. They (DOJ/Obama/Libs/Sanctuary cities) all do this same thing with illegals. If you stop interdiction, stop counting, stop deporting and reclassify crimes they all go away magically! What a pack of fools.

Jon Retired LEO @ 7/25/2015 2:58 PM

Way to go California. Another blunder by the law makers trying to appease the far left or maybe that is what makes up California's legislature now. Sad time to be in law enforcement in California.

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