Yet another epically stupid decision by CA lawmakers.

An epidemic of car burglaries in San Francisco over the last few years has led one Democratic lawmaker to propose plugging a loophole in state law that allows some break-ins to go unpunished, but the Legislature has balked at prosecutors’ requests to make obtaining convictions easier.

The proposal, which would eliminate a requirement that prosecutors prove a car’s doors were locked at the time of a break-in, has been shelved two years in a row in legislative committees. Lawmakers struggling with prison crowding and public pressure to enact criminal justice reform have been reluctant to do anything to put more people behind bars.

ktla.com/2019/12/02/car-burglaries-in-some-ca-cities-are-at-crisis-levels-but-prosecutors-say-their-hands-are-tied/

 

h/t LSR

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