Jerry Brown’s get-out-of-jail-free card

American Thinker: Here’s a story that’s making the news in San Diego as a local district attorney protests, but it’s actually a state problem that goes back to the usual lefty suspects, starting with Gov. Jerry Brown.

Thousands of murder convictions are likely to be vacated due to a change in state law that effectively says that if you were the guy sitting in the shotgun seat of the car as the other guy pulled the trigger, you get off scot-free – you’re no longer convicted of murder, too. The County of San Diego alone is set to release about 150 such charmers onto the streets, and the other 57 counties are going to have to do similar.  All told, about 800 of them are reportedly going to get let out.

According to NBC News:

SB 1437 was signed into law last month by Governor Jerry Brown and will go into effect on January 1, 2019.  Under the change, if a defendant in a crime did not kill, intend to kill, or did not act with reckless indifference to human life in the death in question, that person cannot be found liable for murder.

So the Lord of the Flies laws get vacated, and the gangsters who egg their buddies on to pull the kill trigger no longer face consequences.  Only the one who did pull the trigger faces consequences.  In a pack of cheering thugs, try to figure out the right one.  MORE HERE

8 Comments on Jerry Brown’s get-out-of-jail-free card

  1. Oh how fun to visit California. Thugs, drugs for free, poop where you want, ILLEGAL criminal aliens, but you can’t smoke and Lord help you if you use more than your alloted water or offer someone a plastic straw, or and don’t forget the antifa demonstrators, oh I said thugs.

  2. The felony murder rule was designed to deter crime, as were the conspiracy rules. I haven’t read the Brown’s new law, but it sounds as though they are gutting the felony murder rule and watering down the conspiracy rules.

    It’s the old story about four guys speeding down the interstate and they run through a speed trap at 100 mph. They pull off the road and all jump out and plead the 5th when asked who was driving; the cop either writes a ticket he knows will be thrown out in court or lets them go. Except that this scenario will be played out with regard to murder.

    Jerry Brown: making California safer for criminals.

  3. So no more #MeToo’ing an accusation at Little Johnny, and rolling up his entire family on blood libel? Especially his shiftless cousins! They’ve got some sweet rides that need confiscating. That sounds like turd world, shit hole justice, and not who we are.


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