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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 09:02 PM

Almost 66,000 pot convictions dismissed in LA County

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/13/us/california-los-angeles-marijuana-convictions/index.html

"The cases include 62,000 felony convictions for cases -- including those for marijuana sales and cultivation -- dating back to 1961, and about 4,000 misdemeanor possession cases, District Attorney Jackie Lacey's office said."

"The 66,000 dismissals mean conviction relief for about 53,000 people. About 45% are Latino; 32% are black; and 20% are white, Lacey's office said."

"In November 2016, California voters OK'd the legalization of recreational marijuana by approving Proposition 64. The proposition's passage also allows people to petition the judicial system to have their old pot convictions expunged."

"In 2018, the state Legislature passed AB 1793, which required the state Department of Justice to scour California's crime records and find past cannabis convictions that are eligible to be expunged or downgraded to misdemeanors -- generally, convictions for activities that would no longer be crimes under Proposition 64."

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BigmanPigman Feb 13 OP
Baked Potato Feb 13 #1
BigmanPigman Feb 14 #2
Baked Potato Feb 14 #3
quaint Feb 14 #4
Baked Potato Feb 14 #5
quaint Feb 14 #6

Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 10:47 PM

1. Wow, just one county.

Those 4,000 simple possession cases probably stopped a lot of people on a quest for upward mobility.

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Response to Baked Potato (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:15 AM

2. That's true, unless they have pals in tRumpland.

It is a place where you can commit any crime and it magically disappears, even shooting someone on 5th Ave or betraying the US Constitution and your oath. Inequality is alive and prospering in White Collar USA. Fortunately, people in CA are doing something about it.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:19 AM

3. I hear you.

Im glad California cleaned house in the state government.

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Response to Baked Potato (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:23 AM

4. Confused here; who did we clean out? Thank you.

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Response to quaint (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:30 PM

5. Well, when I was living there the last time

Arnold was in charge. Arnold is gone. Issa is gone. Wasnt the midterms good for Democrats? That turd in San Diego is in deep trouble. Pretty good clean out so far Id say.

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Response to Baked Potato (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:36 PM

6. Different experiences

Eight years of Jerry Brown between Schwarzenegger and Newsom. And I got more riled at Jerry this time around than I recall being with Arnie. Perhaps colored by my expectations.

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