Saturday, February 21, 2009

Is Simon Leis taking drug money?

Say it ain’t so Joe. Is Simon Leis going to use forfeited drug money to pay for Sheriff patrols? If that rumor is true, than Somebody Should Sue Simon. Not Sue Simon, but Sue to Stop Simon from using the money for that purpose. The money (at least some of it) should go towards programs to help ex-offenders sucessfully re-enter society, become employable, less likely to shoot someone while high on meth or crack. After an ex-offender has paid their debt to society, they should be allowed to put the pieces of their life back together. I know, forgiveness of ex-offenders is not an easy pill to swallow. When will some in society wake up and realize that you cannot use prisons to solve the social ills in our society. Yes, those that commit crimes must be punished. Still, some need to understand that lengthy jail stays are paid for with tax-payer dollars. Before you hypocritical haters jump on this blog and accuse CAJD of being anti Prosecutor, anti-sheriff, let us officially state that the latter is not true. Nor do we condone crime. Anti-Sheriff/Prosecutor, does not mean pro crime. CAJD works for solutions. Can anybody say California prison system.