Politics, thoughts

California Proposition 9

Proposition 9: Requires notification to victim and opportunity for input during phases of criminal justice process, including bail, pleas, sentencing and parole. Establishes victim safety as consideration in determining bail or release on parole. Increases the number of people permitted to attend and testify on behalf of victims at parole hearings. Reduces the number of parole hearings to which prisoners are entitled. Requires that victims receive written notification of their constitutional rights. Establishes timelines and procedures concerning parole revocation hearings.

My Take

The purpose of government is to provide protection to people to adhere to the laws. Notifications to victims of the status of their perpetrators is a great way to protect the people.

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Politics, thoughts

California Proposition 4

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Proposition 4: Amends California Constitution to prohibit abortion for unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor’s parent, legal guardian or, if parental abuse reported, an adult family member. Provides exceptions for medical emergency or parental waiver. Permits courts to waive notice based on clear and convincing evidence of minor’s maturity or best interests. Mandates reporting requirements, including reports from physicians regarding abortions on minors. Authorizes monetary damages against physicians for violation. Requires minor’s consent to abortion, with exceptions. Permits judicial relief if minor’s consent is coerced.

What is particularly funny about the support for this bill is that Yes on 4 and Yes on 8 are in cahoots! They want the government telling us who can an cannot get married. They also want a judge to decide whether a minor can get an abortion or not. We do not need to amend our constitution to give the government more control over us at a younger age.