What some fail to understand is that you don't punish criminals to reform them, since recidivism is so high we know that doesn't work. You do it for two reasons (1) to protect the public from them (2) to protect society (and the criminals) from the public. #2 is the biggie. Pretend you're not a left wing ideologue who can instead do basic cause and effect. What happens when you don't punish criminals enough and the public loses trust in the justice system? More will take justice into their own hands either directly or indirectly: paying crime (organized or individual) to give street justice to the victims. There are limits to how lenient justice can be, before the system breaks down, and those limits aren't defined by the most "compassionate" (towards the criminals, and cruel towards the victims), they are defined by the society at large. You know justice system is failing when crime is trending up: both because criminals are getting more embolden, less afraid of getting caught or the punishments -- and because more people are supporting the criminals over the justice system (because they don't trust the latter enough to come forward, or they're committing or sponsoring retaliatory crimes themselves). Now with that in mind look at crime trends (especially violent crime) in areas controlled by the left and tell me which way you see it going. If you're reasonable, you understand why. If you're not, you'll ignore it and continue to vote Democrat.
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George Gascon - George Gascon is a Cuban American (more Communist than American) an inept Chief of Police in Mesa Arizona who resigned because he was about to be fired, so was appointed by Gavin Newsom to be a worse District Attorney in San Francisco and was forced to leave under a cloud of racial allegations and 49% increase in property crime (with equivalent reductions in prosecutions). With that in mind, he ran and won as DA of Los Angeles where he took his far left ideas that involve unilaterally reducing punishment, enforcement and freeing as many criminals as possible.