There is hope. Not a lot of hope, but it exists. An organization called "Citizens Against Violent Crime" has filed a new initiative titled "The Three Strikes Act of 2000." The initiative's goal is to change California's three strikes law so that it would only apply to violent and/or serious felonies. Finally! Some people have actually engaged in some kind of a reasonable thinking process. It was about time.
The author of “Ineffective Legislation” talked about the stiff sentences against marijuana, which is a much milder drug than alcohol. He asked, “Why have we reenacted such ineffective legislation which punishes people more harshly for selling marijuana than for killing with a gun?” The answer to his question lies in the legalization of the drug. About 40 million Americans smoke marijuana occasionally. Why not legalize it?
Two years ago, Mark Young was sentenced by Judge Sarah Evans Barker to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. He is not a murderer, rapist or even child molester. Those crimes might have justified such a sentence.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California declared a water shortage emergency on April 27, and issued a one-day-a-week outdoor watering restriction for parts of Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties, which is home to about 6 million southern Californians effective June 1.
Put on your dancing shoes and head over to downtown Pomona’s Second Street any fourth Sunday of the month to Walk The Beat as it livens up with free live music events in a variety of venues, within arms reach.
The exhibition “Chicano Park Muralists in Pomona Con Safos,” which explores the history and roots of Chicano heritage through the art of 15 mural artists and two photographers from Chicano Park in San Diego, is on display now at the dA center in Pomona.