Tag: Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act

California Initiative to Defelonize Drug Possession Approved Handily by Voters

California voters have handily approved Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, passing it with 57% of the vote. The initiative will remove felony charges for the personal possession of illegal substances, reducing the offense to a misdemeanor. The initiative, which won’t apply to those with a history of violent crimes, will also defelonize …

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Initiative to Defelonize Drug Possession in California Leading 62% to 25% in Newest Poll

New polling released Tuesday by the Public Policy Institute of California has found that Proposition 47, an initiative to defelonize certain nonviolent crimes including personal drug possession, is currently favored by 62% of voters in the state, with just 25% opposed. The proposal will be voted on this November. Proposition 47, titled the Safe Neighborhoods …

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Initiative to Defelonize Personal Drug Possession in California Qualifies for November Ballot

The California┬áSafe Neighborhoods and Schools Act┬áhas officially qualified for the general election ballot, and will be put to a vote this November as Proposition 47. The measure, in addition to other criminal justice changes, would remove felony charges for the personal possession of illegal substances, reducing the sentence to a misdemeanor. The proposal would also …

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