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  •  Is vigilantism actually a problem in OC?? (3+ / 0-)
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    ChuckInReno, Amber6541, samddobermann

    I dont think so.  

    So why are you campaigning on it?  

    That is a national issue that is not really a problem in any state without a castle doctrine or a stand your ground law.  California is neither of those.    

    Corruption good.  Kelly Thomas good.  How Rauckaucus seemingly flopped the case good.  Mandating psych tests for CCWs good.   Fighting against police brutality? GOOD (Mandate personal cameras!)

    Arguing over stand your ground when we dont even have a stand your ground law BAD.  Trying to put the CCW genie back in the bottle lwhen the STATE SUPREME COURT already ruled them legal  BAD.        

    Oh, also, in case you havent noticed.  The 9th circuit appeals court just ruled on a Yolo County case that is pretty much identical to the San Diego CCW case Kamala Harris appealed last month.  Its a done deal.  California is now a shall issue state.   Even as DA you wont be able to change that.  Only influence the requirements that once met requires a CCW to be issued.   And the 9th circuit ruling pretty much says that you can put reasonable limits but you cant make it impossible.

    Good luck!

    •  We're ripe for it (3+ / 0-)
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      ChuckInReno, a2nite, Odysseus

      I would not try to block the law.  But I would make damn sure that the consequences for irresponsible overreach in acts of "self-defense" would carry serious penalties.  No Trayvon Martins here, thanks.

      "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back."

                                                             -- Saul Alinsky

      by Seneca Doane on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 11:13:53 PM PST

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