California is poised to allow convicted felons to serve on juries; a controversial move that would permit those with criminal records to decide the fate of their peers in courtrooms across the state.
“SB310 will help ensure that California juries represent a fair cross-section of our communities…People with felony records have the right to vote in California. There is no legitimate reason why they should be barred from serving on a jury,” said state Sen. Nancy Skinner of Berkeley.
“Currently, felons are prevented from serving on juries because of their obvious and inherent bias against prosecutors and law enforcement,” reports the Orange County Record. “If you honestly believe that jurors in California who’ve served time won’t be more lenient towards accused criminals, I’ve got a bullet train to sell you.”
The bill comes days after the state legislature voted to “guarantee medical coverage” to “low-income illegal immigrants” residing in California; costing more than $98 million per year.
“In a stance to distance itself from President Trump’s administration, California is set to become the first state in the country to pay for tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to have full health benefits,” reports Fox News.
“Under an agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democrats in the state legislature, low-income adults between the ages of 19 and 25 living in California illegally would be eligible for California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal. The deal emerged as part of a broader $213 billion budget,” adds the article.
The plan would go into effect in January 2020. The proposal would also give a family of four earning $150,000 or less $100 per month to help subsidize healthcare costs.
“While it’s not all we sought, it will provide a real tangible difference for people, especially for those around and below poverty and for middle income families who don’t get any help under the federal law,” said the Executive Director of Health Access.
Far-left Governor Gavin Newsom “welcomed women seeking abortions” to visit California last Friday after Louisiana became the latest conservative state to pass pro-life legislation that limits abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
“Newsom signed Friday what he calls a ‘Proclamation on Reproductive Freedom.’ He says it reaffirms the state’s commitment to protecting women’s reproductive choices, educates Californians about their rights to reproductive freedom, and welcomes women to the state to exercise that right,” reports CBS Sacramento.
“Among other things, the proclamation talks about reproductive services already available to California women, including state-funded abortion services for low-income women,” adds the article.
Read the full report at the Orange County Register.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: 1,500 ‘Non-Citizens’ Potentially Registered to Vote in DMV ‘Error’
Approximately 1,500 “non-citizens” may have been permitted to register to vote in an apparent “error” at the California Department of Motor Vehicles; raising serious questions regarding voter fraud as Americans head to the polls in the coming weeks.
According to ABC News, the California DMV admitted this week that a clerical mistake allowed upwards of 1,500 undocumented individuals to register to vote in the state.
“The agency was alerted to the mistake when Randall Marquis, a Canadian citizen and legal permanent resident in the U.S., went to the Los Angeles Times to tell them about receiving a piece of mail from the DMV saying he was registered to vote,” writes ABC News.
“I got this post card thing, this little piece of cardboard, and it said, ‘Congratulations, you’re registered to vote,'” said Marquis. “I thought, ‘Oh, that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard,’ and I threw it out.”
“This error occurred when DMV technicians processed customer requests at field offices to change voter eligibility responses on driver license applications,” said a statement from the DMV. “Due to the order in which the change was processed, the customer’s initial responses were retained instead of the correct and revised responses.”
Read the full story at ABC News.
CALIFORNIA CHAOS: 53% Consider ‘FLEEING’ the State Due to Crime, Homeless, Taxes, MORE
A stunning new survey published this week shows just how difficult life’s become for the average California resident; revealing a shocking 53% of those asked said they are considering “fleeing” the region over crime, housing, and high taxes.
“Fifty-three percent of Californians surveyed are considering fleeing, representing a jump over the 49 percent polled a year ago,” writes CNBC.
“There’s no doubt that California’s economy, for all of its strengths when it comes to innovation and creating these industries that people want to be part of, is struggling with high costs,” said a leading economist. “Costs have gotten way ahead of incomes in California, and that’s making a lot of people think about whether it’s worth the hurdles.”
“California just doesn’t strike them as reasonable,” he added.
Read the full report here.