We’ve got­ten too soft on crim­i­nals

The Modesto Bee - - Opinion -

I am writ­ing to bring at­ten­tion to SB 1391. This law puts our cit­i­zens in dan­ger from vi­o­lent teenagers. Say a known gang mem­ber killed a young man in cold blood while try­ing to steal a car when he was 14, and was tried as an adult and sen­tenced to 50 years. Since pas­sage of SB1391, he can ap­peal his sen­tence and go back to court and asked to be tried as a teenager to sub­stan­tially re­duce his sen­tence or even be set free. We have got­ten way too soft on crime. We are at risk.

– San­dra Shaver, River­bank

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