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  •  We started unpacking the insanity in November. (4+ / 0-)

    We had a much better reform bill a few years back, but Jerry Brown fought against it and he carries enough weight with enough geezers that he swung the polls 10 points.

    It's not the concept of Three Strikes as it was sold to the voters that's so noxious.  A guy commits his third rape or molests a child for the third time, he really ought to be "out of the pool".

    It's fuzzy language and massive prosecutor discretion.

    income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

    by JesseCW on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 03:09:51 PM PDT

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