By Sandy Wells
Controversy continues to surround AB 109, especially with the recent murder of Whittier Officer Keith Boyer by a parolee whose multiple parole violations resulted in nothing more than ten-day “flash incarcerations.” It’s just the most recent example of the legislation’s failures, according to Michele Hanisee, President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys.
“If you open these profiles and read them, every time it says, ‘this individual was qualified to be released to the supervision of parole under AB 109 because their current commitment offense is defined as non-serious, non-violent.’ ”
She says AB 109, like Propositions 47 and 57, was sold to the public by the politicians.
“And they also give them really catchy names like ‘Public Safety Realignment Act’ rather than ‘Transfer Dangerous Felons to Your Jurisdiction Supervision Act.’”
Hanisee says AB 109 continues to threaten public safety. Just read the descriptions of the 120 persons currently on the “L.A.’s Most Wanted.”
“It’s horrifying, absolutely horrifying.”
And the result for L.A. and the state?
“This is a great place to commit crime. You’re going to get off easy and you’re going to get out early if you go in.”
Hanisee was a guest on 790 KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning Show with Doug McIntyre and Leeann Tweeden.