California Governor Gavin Newsom continued to ignore his state’s escalating homeless crisis, widespread drug use, and human waste over the weekend; calling ‘Climate Change’ the biggest threat “we’ve seen in our lifetime.”
“Climate change will create the most dramatic social and economic transformations we’ve seen in our lifetimes. We need to get serious on the future of our country and how we preserve our planet,” posted Newsom on social media.
Climate change will create the most dramatic social and economic transformations we’ve seen in our lifetimes. We need to get serious on the future of our country and how we preserve our planet.https://t.co/gAuHQIF3eZ
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 23, 2019
The two biggest cities in California -Los Angeles and San Francisco- are now facing “third-world problems” under Newsom’s leadership.
Last week, a California judge ruled that prisoners serving time in the state’s prisons can possess marijuana, but cannot consume the drug in any way.
“The 3rd District Court of Appeal’s 20-page ruling says the state’s voters legalized recreational possession of less than an ounce of cannabis in 2016, with no exception — even for those behind bars. The decision Tuesday overturned the Sacramento County convictions of five inmates who’d been found with marijuana in their prison cells,” reports Fox News.
“According to the plain language of…Proposition 64, possession of less than an ounce of cannabis in prison is no longer a felony,” decided a three-judge panel. “Smoking or ingesting cannabis in prison remains a felony.”
“The panel rejected the state’s argument that guards will lose control over prisons if inmates are free to possess small quantities of marijuana, noting possession can still be punished as a rules violation. Such punishments, The Mercury News says, could include having good behavior credits revoked,” adds Fox.
“It creates confusion,” Dan Olsen, a defense attorney, told FOX40. “If it’s illegal to take it in, it’s illegal to use it but now it’s not illegal to have it. It’s sort of like: what’s the point of making it not illegal to have it?”
The decision comes as the state legislature is poised to allow felons to serve on juries.
“SB310 will help ensure that California juries represent a fair cross-section of our communities…People with felony records have the right to vote in California. There is no legitimate reason why they should be barred from serving on a jury,” said state Sen. Nancy Skinner of Berkeley.
“Currently, felons are prevented from serving on juries because of their obvious and inherent bias against prosecutors and law enforcement,” reports the Orange County Record. “If you honestly believe that jurors in California who’ve served time won’t be more lenient towards accused criminals, I’ve got a bullet train to sell you.”