Below is a comment I made on facebook in response to someone about the Scott Crane case but it is something I have repeatedly said about other cases, privately to people who call and express frustration.
I took out the person's name from the comment.
"Instead of blaming the DA or the Judge, , educate yourself because this is the consequence of Prop 57, Prop 47, and AB 109 put forth by a lax Governor Jerry Brown, misnaming Propositions and voted on by, in my opinion, stupid California voters who force the rest of us to live with their decisions. Take your beef to the Governor and those who support such propositions."
Covering the courts daily and having knowledge and insight into the system, readers often thank me for helping them understand the criminal justice system and the followup on cases, large or small.
There has been increased coverage of courts by other media, after they saw the success of this blog, but it is still superficial.
Instead of jumping on every scanner incident as "breaking news, certain local media should be investigating the effect of generations of failed parenting, probation failing for repeat offenders and failure of even bail to ensure appearance in court ; add to that the lax drug culture and lack of jobs, all that contributes to crime.
Some crimes are misdemeanors, some felonies but California's lax attitude towards crininals and touchy feely rehabitation, which does not work for every one, is to blame.