Thursday, October 2, 2014

Prop 47Criminal Sentencing Initiative

Proposition 47 on the November ballot would ratchet down sentences for non-serious non-violent crimes, including petty burglary and drug possession. Supporters say the measure would help re-focus scarce resources on fighting recidivism and violent crime, while opponents say the measure would release violent criminals. The state legislature held its informational hearing on the measure at the state capitol. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.