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CA Democrats propose bill which could allow those on death row, life without parole to walk free



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California Senate Bill 94 benefits the most dangerous criminals, potentially allowing murderers and rapists sentenced to death row or life without parole to be released.

“This bill would authorize an individual sentenced to death or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for a conviction in which one or more special circumstances were found to be true to petition for recall and resentencing if the offense occurred before June 5, 1990, and the individual has served at least 20 years in custody,” the legislation reads.

“The bill would authorize the court to modify the petitioner’s sentence to impose a lesser sentence and apply any changes in law that reduce sentences or provide for judicial discretion, or to vacate the petitioner’s conviction and impose judgment on a lesser included offense.”

Fox News reports that the authors of the bill are state Senators Dave Cortese and San Francisco’s Senator Scott Wiener, who wrote a prior bill that decreased the punishment for knowingly infecting someone with HIV.

The bill has received criticism from prominent California Democrats as well. “The people supporting this should really be ashamed of themselves,” tweeted Jonathan Hatami, a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles who is running to replace the county’s current DA, George Gascon. “I’m a Democrat, and I’m 100% against this. I’m also a dad and a caring human being.”

“SB 94 is another slap in the face to victims and their families,” said Kathy Cady, a California lawyer and former prosecutor. She argued that the proposal would “violate the will of the People,” and in particular, Marsy’s Law, the Victims’ Bill of Rights Act.



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Canadian-U.S. border illegal crossings up 240% over previous year



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The vulnerability of the northern border of the United States is being weaponized in the war on illegal migration. 2023 saw a 240% increase of individuals apprehended from just one year prior. Not only is the border with Canada significantly longer than its border with Mexico, but its ports of entry are often understaffed while the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is forced to prioritize the southern surge.

According to recent data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in 2023 authorities halted over 12,000 migrants attempting illegal crossings at the Canadian border. The number is a 240% increase from the preceding year when 3,579 individuals were apprehended.

ADN America reports that approximately 70% of the illegal crossings took place along a 295-mile stretch along the northern New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire border called the Swanton Sector.

Chief patrol agent for the sector, Robert Garcia, posted on social media that the 3,100 individuals apprehended were from 55 different countries. 

Garcia wrote “the record-breaking surge of illegal entries from Canada continues in Swanton Sector” and he specifically mentioned that the arrest of 10 Bangladeshi citizens was prompted by a citizen’s report in Champlain, New York.

Surprisingly, ADN reports:

A significant number of those engaging in illegal crossings are Mexicans who exploit the opportunity to fly to Canada without a visa, also avoiding the presence of cartels in their home countries.

Experts suggest that migrants can purchase a $350 one-way plane ticket from Mexico City or Cancun to Montreal or Toronto. This route is perceived as offering a lower likelihood of being turned away compared to those crossing the southern border.

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