SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Justice has announced it will early release violent felons to California counties that voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election. Upon Trump leaving office, all violent felons who reside in Trump counties will have their crimes pardoned.
Under the so-called “reaccommodation” plan, currently imprisoned violent felons will be granted early release if they agree to stay in Trump counties. Any currently paroled violent felons will be deemed as successfully completing their parole as long as they remain within Trump counties.
Of California’s 58 counties, 25 voted for Trump according to the California Secretary of State. The impacted counties will be Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne and Yuba.
Felons convicted of the most heinous crimes will be directed to the counties that displayed the strongest support for Trump. Lassen County had the state’s highest percentage (72%) of Trump voters and its playgrounds will be the new hunting grounds for unrestrained child molesters. Emancipated murderers will be encouraged to settle down in scenic Tehema County (64% voted Trump). Shasta County (64% voted Trump) houses six colleges and it will house California’s liberated rapists.
The policy is modeled off the “Mariel boatlift” in 1980 in which the Cuban government allowed asylum-seeking refugees to leave the country even though Cuba has a fantastic government-run health care system according to filmmaker Michael Moore. Many of the 125,000 “Marielitos” who fled Cuba’s Mariel Harbor for Florida had been released from Cuban jails and mental health facilities. The movie Scarface depicts a fictional Marielito who becomes a Miami drug lord.
“Hey Trump counties — You want to play rough? OK. Say hello to your new friends,” said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
Besides spite, another possible motivation behind the policy is reducing California’s prisoner population. In 2011, the United States Supreme Court ruled that prison overcrowding served as cruel and unusual punishment and ordered California to reduce its state prison population by about 40,000.
In response, California began “realignment” and transferred thousands of state prisoners to county jails. In turn, county jails early released 13,500 inmates per month to relieve overcrowding according to the Los Angeles Times.
In a remarkable coincidence, crime is up in California. According to the Office of the Attorney General and California Department of Justice statistics, violent crimes increased 15% from 2014 to 2016, including homicide up 14%, rape up 46%, robbery up 13% and aggravated assault up 14%. Property crimes are also up 6%, including motor vehicle theft up 16%. Over the same period, arrests were down 8%.
“I can’t get elected Governor if wealthy coastal liberals are whining about crime,” said California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom (D-San Francisco). “This progressive solution moves crime out of sight and out of mind to California’s crappy counties.”