California Dem Betrays Party Over Crime wave

California Democrat lawmaker, Rudy Salas, turned on his own party when he proposed reversing the state’s Proposition 47 due to an increase in crime.

Background: In 2014, California voted to make changes to the state’s Proposition 47. The rule reduced shoplifting charges for the amount of $950 and less, turning the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor.

For months, the Golden State has seen a massive spike in shoplifting and smash-and-grab robberies. The spike has been drastic enough to drive many businesses to close their brick-and-mortar stores.

What Happened: Salas introduced a bill that would revert Prop 47 to its original form. If passed, crimes over $400 would be charged as a felony.

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