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Judges threaten Gov. Jerry Brown with contempt of court
Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Chris Megerian

Posted on 04/13/2013 11:27:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

A panel of federal judges Thursday threatened to hold Gov. Jerry Brown and other state officials in contempt of court if they do not quickly produce a plan to remove thousands of convicts from California's packed prisons.

In a blistering 71-page ruling, the jurists rejected Brown's bid to end restrictions they imposed on crowding in the lockups. The state cannot maintain inmate numbers that violate orders intended to eliminate dangerous conditions behind bars, they said.

Brown and other officials "will not be allowed to continue to violate the requirements of the Constitution of the United States," the judges wrote...

The judges gave the state 21 days to submit a plan for meeting the population target by the end of the year. Administration officials said they would appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court...

In January, Brown declared the prison crisis over and launched a legal and public relations crusade to end court oversight of inmate healthcare, which has been in place since 2006, calling it unnecessarily costly and otherwise burdensome.

But his efforts have been rebuffed. In a related case last week, one of the three judges said mental healthcare in prisons had not improved enough to end oversight in that area.

On Thursday, all three jurists stood behind the population caps they previously ordered -- and the U.S. Supreme Court upheld -- as a remedy for what they have called substandard conditions due to overcrowding, resulting in unconstitutionally poor inmate care.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Mexico; US: California
KEYWORDS: assemblybill109; california; governormoonbeam; jerrybrown; mexico
Times staff writer Patrick McGreevy contributed to this report.

1 posted on 04/13/2013 11:27:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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CA Crime Skyrockets in Wake of Brown’s Prison Release Plan
[Brown kills poor to raise taxes]
breitbart.com | April 11 2013 | Ben Shapiro
Posted on 04/11/2013 8:29:32 PM PDT by NoLibZone
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3006963/posts


2 posted on 04/13/2013 11:29:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
...as a remedy for what they have called substandard conditions due to overcrowding, resulting in unconstitutionally poor inmate care.
Ridiculous.


3 posted on 04/13/2013 11:29:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Extra bedrooms in the judges’ homes should be the first place to house them.


4 posted on 04/13/2013 11:31:19 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: SunkenCiv

These tyrant judges need to be held criminally liable for these released convicts actions.


5 posted on 04/13/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SunkenCiv

Deport Gov. Moonbeam!


6 posted on 04/13/2013 11:33:27 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: skeeter

These commie judges are now so conveniently fond of the Constitution. They want to release their criminal pets into the streets just as Rose Bird and her gang did during the first Brown reign of terror in the seventies.


7 posted on 04/13/2013 11:33:42 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: SunkenCiv

Need a plan? Firing squads. Works every time and it should make these “judges” happy. Now these “judges” need to force Moom Beam to throw the illegal aliens out of a “packed” California and back into Mexico.


8 posted on 04/13/2013 11:33:55 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: gusopol3

I was coming on this post to say just that. You beat me to it!


9 posted on 04/13/2013 11:37:29 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wait a minute. It’s the judges that send them to prison so why isn’t it the judges problem?


10 posted on 04/13/2013 11:39:23 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: SunkenCiv

Oh those unintended consequences.


11 posted on 04/13/2013 11:43:41 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: skeeter

Let liberalism self destruct in CA, NY and IL. Money shortfalls will crush these giant liberal bastions. CA is the first to implode. They think between banking and high tech they can sustain a liberal utopia. They are wrong. Generous entitlements, illegal immigrants, large state pensions cannot be sustained by high taxes. IL is next to fall. NY is a bit different. Gov Cuomo is trying to legalize fracking but he hasn’t figure out how to slip it by the environmentalists in his party yet. His state is being held up by NYC/Wall Street. The rest of the state is a industrial waste land being sustained locally by state/fed funded university towns.


12 posted on 04/13/2013 11:46:05 AM PDT by Fee (9/11 first shaking; 2008 finance collapse second shaking; 2015 ????)
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To: SunkenCiv

The unions won’t let them ship them out to private prisons or other states, so they just let them loose to commit more crimes.


13 posted on 04/13/2013 11:46:59 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: SunkenCiv

Moonbeam and his State jackboot revenue officers better get busy completely disarming the law abiding California producers before he opens the prison gates a third time, or some of these judge’s pets may get hurt and provide even more business for California ambulance chasers.


14 posted on 04/13/2013 11:52:51 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Fee
The rest of the state is a industrial waste land being sustained locally by state/fed funded university towns.

Industry in upstate has been decimated for a few decades. What does Syracuse and Utica do that is economically useful? Rochester was dynamic when it had Eastman Kodak. You had GE and Corning upstate, You had IBM north of NYC making things. There is lots of agriculture in NY State. But you are right that state/fed money has made upstate university towsn into economic oasis's. Upstate gets skiing and other tourist dollars from NYC. They get taxes on second homes from NYC people

15 posted on 04/13/2013 11:55:26 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: SunkenCiv

It’s all part of THE BIG SHOW! Jerry has run out of money. This way, the unelected Democrats provide cover for the elected Democrats.


16 posted on 04/13/2013 11:56:02 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

How long will it take TY Pennington to build a new Prison!
Watch ABC for futher coverage as he tries to save MoonBeam from contempt! We cant wait for them to Move That Bus!


17 posted on 04/13/2013 12:02:02 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: SunkenCiv
My plan would be to hire Sheriff Arpaio to administer the California Prison population.
Maybe he could set up tents out in the desert to relieve the overcrowding.
18 posted on 04/13/2013 12:03:57 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: oldbrowser
My plan would be to hire Sheriff Arpaio to administer the California Prison population.

You don't understand, California won't be fixed, it's not in the plan, and before long (probably already) it can't be fixed.

Collapse and socialist tyranny are the only option.

19 posted on 04/13/2013 12:10:11 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I wonder how many prison slots are being take by illegals who are here doing the crimes Americans just won’t do.


20 posted on 04/13/2013 12:11:48 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: oldbrowser

My plan would be to hire Sheriff Arpaio to administer the California Prison population.
Maybe he could set up tents out in the desert to relieve the overcrowding.


Some scaffolds would help too.


21 posted on 04/13/2013 12:16:29 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS "Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to take a hike."-Heinlein)
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To: SunkenCiv

Interesting, not letting out criminals is a violation of the constitution but gun grabs is a OK.
Besides is IS releasing child sexual abusers and murders.


22 posted on 04/13/2013 12:18:44 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: svcw

When California’s illegals start their violent overthrow of the current faux state government, the other 49 states’ (or 56, if you’re Zero) Demwits will of course get right behind them.


23 posted on 04/13/2013 12:27:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; S.O.S121.500; oldbrowser; Sgt_Schultze

We think alike.


24 posted on 04/13/2013 12:27:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The only sane thing to do is to follow in the footsteps of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and erect tent city prisons for all their excess prisoners.

First and foremost, you don’t release prisoners from prison before they have served their sentences.

Second, tent prisons are both very inexpensive and conform to *international* standards of not being “cruel or unusual”, since they are also “military field conditions”.

Third, by eliminating overcrowding, you actually significantly improve the conditions of your brick prisons.

Finally, tent prisons can provide tens of thousands of beds overnight. So the problem is dealt with quickly.


25 posted on 04/13/2013 12:29:04 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: blueunicorn6; gusopol3; skeeter; stephenjohnbanker; Luke21; New Jersey Realist; Fee; Rusty0604; ...

/bingo!


26 posted on 04/13/2013 12:31:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Agreed, but that would not happen in CA.


27 posted on 04/13/2013 12:35:17 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Give em Detriot! Maybe they can clean it up!


28 posted on 04/13/2013 12:50:44 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: S.O.S121.500

“My plan would be to hire Sheriff Arpaio to administer the California Prison population.
Maybe he could set up tents out in the desert to relieve the overcrowding.
Some scaffolds would help too.”

Just use the local cactus, preferable an endangered one.


29 posted on 04/13/2013 1:03:03 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Need a plan? “

House them on the Bullet Train.


30 posted on 04/13/2013 1:26:29 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: skeeter

U.S. District Judges Lawrence Karlton in Sacramento and Thelton Henderson in San Francisco and Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Los Angeles

Just in case you decide to swear out a complaint, you’ll need their names. No surprises in that list, are there?


31 posted on 04/13/2013 1:45:27 PM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Pssst! Moonbeam. Hire them as thugs to do your bidding. It worked in Argentina. Why not here? /s


32 posted on 04/13/2013 1:54:53 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: absalom01
Henderson struck down CA anti affirmative action proposition back in the late 1990s.

California takes alot of crap here for being the land of fruits & nuts, but people forget most of us tried to straighten things out ten or twenty years ago - props 8, 209, 187, and were stopped cold by one a-hoe in a black robe like that dictatorial sunufab*tch.

33 posted on 04/13/2013 1:57:35 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SunkenCiv

I know how Brown will respond.

He will release all murders, child molesters, rapists, and gang bangers.

Then prison will be the only safe place to be.


34 posted on 04/13/2013 1:58:21 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: gusopol3
Extra bedrooms! Hell no, released serial rapists should be put right between him and his "wife" (don't know how you define wife in California, anymore) in the master bedroom.
35 posted on 04/13/2013 2:16:08 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama murdered the SEALs.They "were hung out to dry, basically exposed like a set of dog balls,...")
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To: SunkenCiv

Gov. Moonbeam needs to have a chat with Joe Arpaio. I’m sure he can show them how to build a tent city in the desert.


36 posted on 04/13/2013 2:46:20 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: SunkenCiv

Calling Roy. We need you Roy


37 posted on 04/13/2013 3:08:00 PM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: SunkenCiv
Send them to Alaska's ANWR to feed the bears. Yummies for brown and polar bears.
38 posted on 04/13/2013 4:39:41 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: skeeter

Well, true. I remember working on those campaigns. We won at the ballot box, and then saw all of our hard work stolen by those black robes you mention.

I, for one, have not forgotten.


39 posted on 04/13/2013 7:53:28 PM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: Luke21
These commie judges are now so conveniently fond of the Constitution. They want to release their criminal pets into the streets just as Rose Bird and her gang did during the first Brown reign of terror in the seventies.

Plus, they want to ensure the maximum number of Dem voters at large - especially the "gifted" ones who speak fluent Spanish.

40 posted on 04/14/2013 3:18:07 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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