The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Arnie opposes three strikes reform - but it's polling 3:1 anyhow
In the past, I've devoted a good deal of space  to the abortion which is the California penal system. Early evidence suggested that the good people of the Golden State did not give a flying fuck about the matter, which rather sapped the enthusiasm.
The penal knee-jerk has not been wholly consistent: on April 18, I mentioned Proposition 36, passed in 2000, which enables some convicted of non-violent drug-related crimes to receive treatment rather than be incarcerated.
And the current Proposition 66 - reforming the three-strikes law - is polling around three to one in favour  - despite the ever-unpredictable Governor Schwarzenegger campaigning for Prop 66 to be rejected .
Joining Arnold (in this limited sense!) is, it seems, vile Dem Attorney-General Bill Lockyer, who famously expressed approval for rape as a method of jailhouse justice - and subsequently got reelected, if I recall aright, with an increased majority. (Prison rape jokes are, of course, a staple of the Hollywood fun factory.)
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