California is run by politicians who are pro-criminal, Law enforcement veteran says

A California sheriff slammed legislators for caving in to what he called a “far-left agenda,” which he blamed for one of the key causes of the state’s rising crime rate in numerous locations. “We’re simply in a full state of turmoil,” Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco told Fox News. “The extreme left is utterly hostile to the police, the sheriff, public safety, and is in favor of criminals.

They encourage criminal behavior in every way.” According to Bianco, California lawmakers have been eroding public safety for nearly ten years, beginning with Assembly Bill 109, which transferred responsibility for some convicts and parolees from state authorities to county jails and probation officers. Then, in 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47, which decreased the punishment for certain felonies to misdemeanors. Theft of things worth less than $950 and possession of prohibited narcotics were among the offenses.

It resulted in the release of nearly 13,000 convicts from California’s prisons. Proposition 57, passed two years later in 1967, allowed prisoners to have their sentences reduced if they demonstrated good behavior. According to Bianco, “there is no political will in this state to deal with crime.” Riverside County, located southeast of Los Angeles, spans approximately 7,000 square miles, making it much larger than the state of Connecticut.

According to Bianco, all they see on television is an increase in the frequency of violent crimes, as well as vehicle thefts and takeovers. “It is perilous for people to leave their homes at this time; they are afraid to take their children to the park; they are afraid to send their children on the walk to school.” During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an uptick in crime across California.

From 2020 to 2021, the rate of violent offenses increased by about 5.6% across the state, while property crimes increased by about 2% during the same time period. Nonetheless, according to data provided by the California Department of Justice, both of these figures remained much lower than the historic levels recorded during the early 1990s gang fights.