by Marty Carlson


The Los Angeles times reported that some of the results from the voters accepting prop 47 in 2014 is that they were sold a bill of goods.

Crime rates are rising in California, and many feel in large part to the passing of proposition 47. The measure converted some felonies to misdemeanors and the basis of the campaign was about reducing punishment for drug possession, but there was very little discussion about the softening of penalties for many other non-drug offenses.

Under this law, 3700 inmates have had their sentences reduced and been released from state prison. Click here for a previous post from Dawgs Blog in regard to that.

Drug addicts now often escape punishment for crimes they commonly commit to support their habits, namely shoplifting, forging bad checks, and any theft under $950 that also includes theft of guns. And as a note most semiautomatic pistols and revolvers are purchased new for less than $950. Some people are finally starting to believe this leniency just facilitates continued addiction.

Prior to proposition 47, the courts evaluated the appropriate punishment to seek for someone accused of drug possession or theft, and they studied the person’s past criminal history. That history is not considered in someone who had been convicted and served time for a serious crime such as robbery, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon can no longer be sent back to prison if convicted of a new theft or drug offense, these have been reclassified as misdemeanor.

Remember state prison can only be applied to a crime that is sentenced to 365 days or more, so it must be a felony conviction, misdemeanor convictions are punished at the local level.

In the event of a strong-armed robbery like purse snatching, which is called grand theft person, before prop 47 it was a crime that could be classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor, which is known as a wobbler. Prosecutors would study the defendants record determine how to be charged. Prior robberies typically would end up with felony charges. Due to prop 47 unless your purse cost more than $950, the theft can only be a misdemeanor meaning state prison is not possible as a punishment and deterrent.

Under prop 47, the criminal’s prior robbery means nothing, his past simply does not matter

Reformers say that everyone needs a second chance, and I agree with that, but those second chances were built into the system already and now public safety has suffered as crime rates have soared.

In the city of Los Angeles, property crimes such as burglaries and motor vehicle thefts have rising 10.9% compared to the same period last year. Violent crimes such as aggravated assaults and robberies has soared 20.6%. Local officials in Los Angeles claim those increases are linked to proposition 47.

And remember these drug addicts are not going to jail like they used to, so they are running longer and harder without a break from the drug use and getting more desperate and dangerous.

The California legislature is also passed a law in 2014 that reduce the maximum misdemeanor sentence from 365 days to 364 days. Under federal immigration law, an illegal alien who is convicted of an offense punishable by 365 days or more can be deported. Now with many felonies reduced to 364-day misdemeanors, some criminals who otherwise would have been deported get to stay.

During the time I was a bailiff for six years I had the opportunity to work drug court many times. During those times, they would hold criminal charges over the head of the defendants forcing them in the rehabilitation programs. Though not a high success rate it was an opportunity for them to at least clean up somewhat and an opportunity to get straight.

The system has lost their leverage to mandate rehabilitative drug programs under prop 47. There is no incentive for an offender to accept a court ordered two-year intensive treatment program when the maximum consequence for drug conviction is a six-month term in county jail. In many cases the jail sentence means only a few days or even just hours in custody, because the jails must make room for the felons sent from state prison under the reform called realignment (AB109). The treatment program roles are down 60% in Los Angeles County, and is similar across the state. The addicted offenders are not getting the treatment that is desperately needed.

In addition, proposition 47 took away a tool to fight sex crimes when it reduced the penalty for possession of a dangerous date rape drugs to a misdemeanor.

Fewer DNA samples are being taken every month because state law permits police to collect DNA only from felony suspects. Make it more difficult to solve old cases such as murder and rape.

The idiot voters in California passed proposition 47 because it was marketed as a safe neighborhood and schools act. During that time, I was very outspoken about this proposition and I strongly opposed due to these obvious repercussions that would occur, and which have occurred.

Voters need to educate themselves prior to marking their ballots, and learning how the system actually works in the repercussions of some of these propositions. After the passage of this proposition I had several online conversations with people that felt this was a good way to get people help. And many felt that the crime should be held over their head to get them treatment, and I repeatedly told them that was the system in place before, but will not be the case now. And that is exactly what is happened

Always keep in mind the lawmakers are not concerned about our best interest, they have their own agendas which are extremely confusing to me most of the time, and it usually comes down to money over public safety.



By Marty Carlson


Monalisa Perez, 19, shot 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz in the chest from a foot away, while he held an encyclopedia as a shield, And has been charged with manslaughter.

It was a stunt they hoped would make them famous on YouTube, but he died at the scene.

Her twitter post:

Unfortunately, the prank went very wrong, and the bullet went through the book and into Ruiz’s chest, killing him before he could be air-lifted for medical treatment, WDAY-TV reported.

According to the station, Perez fired from about a foot away.

Perez told authorities that Ruiz thought the prank would work because he’d shot a different book and the bullet did not go all the way through.

The couple often made prank videos and posted them on YouTube under the name La MonaLisa. In one of the videos, Perez tries to prank Ruiz with a sandwich filled with hot peppers, and in another, the couple detail their stay at a haunted hotel.




By Marty Carlson



Jerry Brown and California lawmakers will receive a 3% pay hike starting in December, their fifth raise in as many years.

The California citizens compensation commission approved the raises. Gov. Brown’s pay will climb from $190,102 to hundred $195,805 a year, while rank-and-file lawmakers will go from $104,117-$107,240 a year.

Salaries for other statewide politicians like Lieut. Gov. Gavin Newsom, attorney general Xavier Becerra, and Treas. John Chiang will also cash in.

The justification is, as they put it, five years of economic and budget recovery. In 2009 California voters approved a measure that band raises during years of state budget deficits. Amazing how right after that was passed that they were able to show there were no deficits, even though they keep raising Taxes for lack of money.

The commissioners held off raising the salaries even more of the governor and his kids even though they claim their pay the seven significantly less than what many local government officials earn.

In addition, lawmakers also received tax-free per diem payouts for every day that the legislature is in session, which increases their pay by about $34,000 per legislator.


These poor guys just do not know where their next meal is coming from do they? Oops I guess they do in that daily per diem they get which is higher than what most people’s incomes are in the state.

It’s a good thing they got that road tax instituted or they wouldn’t have been able to get another pay increase.

I think we just figured out where some of that road tax monies going to go now.

What the FUCK are you going to do about this California.



By Marty Carlson


In California, there are 11 counties that do not have one dentist able to treat Medi-Cal patients.

Doctors are paid 71% less when they treat Denti-Cal patients, compared to patients with private insurance.

In the next year, $1.7 billion will be collected by the tobacco tax, prop 56, that voters overwhelmingly approved in November. But what California will actually do with that money is still unclear.

When Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget came out, there was no money for increasing Medi-Cal and Denti-Cal reimbursements. Instead the governor’s budget was using the cash to enroll more people in state healthcare, not increase with the doctors get for treating those people.

At this point, there seemed to be a bit of a turnaround in that budget, were $546 million of that $1.7 billion will go to reimbursements to Medi-Cal. That will also be renegotiated each year.

So where exactly is the rest of that one $1.2 billion going to be used?

One dentist was quoted as saying the administration is definitely disagreeing with the plain language studying prop56.


This is another case, of people just handing more money to the state to do as they please with no accountability, and it’s endorsed by the idiot voters in California. Many people believe that California, or any government agency for that matter, can act responsibly with what is seemingly an endless supply of cash supplied by its working-class.

We have a long history of paying excessive taxes for infrastructure, like road repairs, in the money is constantly diverted to the general fund for other purposes. Then they turn around and stick their hand out and demand more. When are people going to realize it is never enough? And when are they going to want to stop this gouging?

Remember once they’ve maxed out their ability to get so-called sin taxes, alcohol/tobacco, they will go after other things even more because it’s never enough and they have an insatiable appetite for more money constantly.

When this is all done there is very little accountability to what is actually done with that money, and if it’s actually used for the Purposes Intended, Like previous road taxes.



by Marty Carlson


Andraya Yearwood, the freshman and the biological male from Cromwell high school in Connecticut was accepted on the girls track team because he identifies as a female.

Andraya has made no medical efforts to make the transition to female. Needless to say, she has been very successful in her track events against women.

According to the Hartford Courant per times in the 100 in the 200 are very fast. A year ago, her 11.99 in the 100 would have one to class them title and put her second at the state open. They expect her to get faster.

Yearwood eventually plans to take puberty and hormone treatments.

Track coach Brian Calhoun seems pleased to have a superior athlete and was quoted as saying she’s been a member of the team running hard day in and day out. Is going to be a positive thing for the whole team.

Apparently, no one’s concerned about the tiny details the fact that she is naturally bigger, stronger, and faster than anyone reaching against her.

It was also noted in a separate article that Yearwood’s times in those races would’ve put him dead last in the boy’s competition.

Yearwood finished the girls 100 m dash with a time of 12.66 seconds and the girls 200 m dash in 26.08 seconds.

The last place finisher for the boys 100 m and 200 m dashes finish the races in 11.73 seconds and 25.59 seconds respectively.

Yearwood was quoted as saying he’s really happy to win both titles, he did expect it. And he’s really proud of his accomplishments.

As of April, of this year, Yearwood had yet to have a sexual reassignment surgery or take hormone and puberty blockers.

I guess it’s okay the other participants will always get a participation trophy.

And just for information Yearwood in any pictures that can be seen is the one sporting the mustache.