Krupp Files: US Supreme Court says, don’t blame us

Aug 7th, 2013 | By | Category: 'Overcrowding', Courts, Criminal Justice Reform, Krupp Files, Realignment, Spotlight


It will be all about wild life in California when SCOTUS frees Willy, and Charlie and…ZOOM IMAGE

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
Oh no

Off, off with your head
Dance, dance ’til you’re dead
Heads will roll
On the floor

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2 Comments to “Krupp Files: US Supreme Court says, don’t blame us”

  1. Bob Walsh says:

    I admit I do not see Jerry flat-out refusing to obey the order. He is too much of a lawyer, he doesn’t have it in him.

    It must be nice for the majority of SCOTUS to be able to compartmentalize their decisions and pretend (or not care) that they do not have any consequences in the real world.

    Of course it would have been nice if our political ruling class had anticipated and reacted appropriately 15 years ago, but that might also be unrealistic. In our society prisons and the problems surrounding them tend to be invisible until the excrement hits the air circulation device. Are we there yet? Maybe we are. It may take a few more heinous crimes committed by early release prisoners to convince the general public of that, but you know those incidents are coming, it is just a matter of time.

    • kl2008a says:

      If we look at this, and compare it historically to the Legis’s, you’ll be able to see a pattern where you begin to have less and less politicians supporting building more prisons as they were slowly trying to alienate themselves (thanks to the media and a steroid-using Governor) from the CCPOA. Anything that would increase the number of COs was being portrayed by them as being in bed with the union. So, one-by-one, the Legis withdrew their support for anything to do with possibly increasing the prison system, as it meant more CO’s, and more CO’s meant more money going to CCPOA (who was, and in some ways, is still, considered the enemy). Naturally, it didn’t help with the Screw Arnold campaign and others similar to it. In their attempt to punish CCPOA, now the State is having to pay the Federal piper with the safety and expense of every citizen in this State.