Heads will roll, dance 'til you're dead.
Richard Krupp, PhD.
On August 2 the United States Supreme Court decided to let 10,000 violent inmates out of the prisons in California to wreak further havoc on the citizens. The realignment cancer has already victimized thousands of people; now the carnage will be greater. Justice Scalia, one of only three on the Supreme Court with any common sense, characterized the decisions surrounding this case as ” defying all sound conception of the proper role of judges.” The other six justices have dropped this stink bomb and snuck out the back door.
How can these justices justify their decision? Scalia thinks they will say, “It is not our fault that California must now release upon the public nearly 10,000 inmates convicted of serious crimes—about 1,000 for every city larger than Santa Ana—three-quarters of whom are moderate (57%) or high (74%) recidivism risks.
The California legislature will simply pretend they have no control over the problem. Senate Pro-tem Darrel Steinberg and his ilk suffering from Misplaced Compassion Disorder (MCD) will champion mental health and drug treatment as a cure all. The leaders in the department of corrections will attempt to find nooks and crannies to stash a few thousand here and there. The Community Correctional Facilities that now house a few hundred inmates compared to the 5,000 they used to house in the past will fill some of the need. Some will be added to the out of state contracts.
Even if there are enough rat holes to stuff some of the inmates, there will not be enough to manage the growing number of people going to prison. There are more people requiring prison confinement than there are going out on parole. There are simply not enough prison beds for the number of criminals in California. If criminals are not sent to prison, crime has no consequence. Some felonies will become just poor behavior; no one's fault, simply bad decisions. Crime without crime.
The unfortunate losers in this nightmare is the vast majority of law abiding citizens in California. Victims of these criminal monsters will pay the price. Darker days are in front of us unless Governor Brown refuses to obey the court order. I found a catchy theme song for the situation by the group, The Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Heads Will Roll. Here are a few lyrics followed by the video…
Heads will roll
The men cry out
The girls cry out
Off, off with your head
Dance, dance 'til you're dead
Heads will roll
On the floor