One Half USA Prisoners are Black US Military Veterans

Gov J Brown: Veterans may qualify for California Proposition 47, Reduced Penalties for their minor crimes in overcrowded unconstitutional prison cells

The US wants to label and define who we are,in order to extort at will, H.R.2899 – CVE Act would label and define black youth as “(g) Violent extremism defined.—In this section, the term ‘violent extremism’ means ideologically motivated terrorist activities. https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2899/text, even though Black you have fought in every US war to defend the 1st amendment rights of other Americans. Congress’ answer is to make a new (Not small Gov) law to keep private prison free labor secure.

userTo congress The US is ‘WeAreSomalia

Arguments in favor of

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U.S. soldiers who suffer from injuries use opioid drugs which are a quick fix; what they really need is a safe pain management that will help them cope in the long run. It appears that the returning soldiers’ chronic pain is mainly caused by combat injuries. The researchers noted that the soldiers who endured some kind of combat injury are almost three times more likely to experience chronic pain and twice more likely to use narcotic painkillers.

War Times

War is like a great beast composed of the bodies men and women. War has little respect for life and limb or property. Once unleashed war is hard to control, it swallows up men, women, and children, towns and villages, laying waste to all in its path. War’s success or failure is always counted in the dead. (by B.Gray)

“War is really hard on the body,” Walter Reed Army Institute of Research clinical psychologist and study author Lt. Cmdr. Robin Toblin from Silver Spring, Md. said. “People come home with a lot of injuries, and as you can imagine they experience a lot of pain. There seems to be a large unmet need of management, treatment and assessment of chronic pain.”

Stops government waste and redirects hundreds of millions from prison spending to K-12 and treatment: California counties will save hundreds of millions annually and state prison reductions will generate between $750 million to $1.25 billion in savings over the next five years alone. Those savings will be shifted into K-12 school programs (25%), victim services (10%) and mental health and drug treatment (65%).

California Proposition 47, the Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative, was on the November 4, 2014 ballot in California as an initiated state statute. The measure was approved.

The initiative reduces the classification of most “nonserious and nonviolent property and drug crimes” from a felony to a misdemeanor. Specifically, the initiative:[1][2]

  • Mandates misdemeanors instead of felonies for “non-serious, nonviolent crimes,” unless the defendant has prior convictions for murder, rape, certain sex offenses or certain gun crimes. A list of crimes that will be affected by the penalty reduction are listed below.
  • Permits re-sentencing for anyone currently serving a prison sentence for any of the offenses that the initiative reduces to misdemeanors. About 10,000 inmates will be eligible for resentencing, according to Lenore Anderson of Californians for Safety and Justice.[3]
  • Requires a “thorough review” of criminal history and risk assessment of any individuals before re-sentencing to ensure that they do not pose a risk to the public.
  • Creates a Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund. The fund will receive appropriations based on savings accrued by the state during the fiscal year, as compared to the previous fiscal year, due to the initiative’s implementation. Estimates range from $150 million to $250 million per year.
  • Distributes funds from the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund as follows: 25 percent to the Department of Education, 10 percent to the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board and 65 percent to the Board of State and Community Correction.

The measure requires misdemeanor sentencing instead of felony for the following crimes:[1][2]

  • Shoplifting, where the value of property stolen does not exceed $950
  • Grand theft, where the value of the stolen property does not exceed $950
  • Receiving stolen property, where the value of the property does not exceed $950
  • Forgery, where the value of forged check, bond or bill does not exceed $950
  • Fraud, where the value of the fraudulent check, draft or order does not exceed $950
  • Writing a bad check, where the value of the check does not exceed $950
  • Personal use of most illegal drugs

As many as 1 million Californians may be eligible to change past felony convictions on their records under Proposition 47. [4]

The initiative was pushed by George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney, and William Lansdowne, former San Diego Police Chief.[5]

Supporters of the initiative referred to it as “The Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act”.


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