Cali crime surge comes after liberal reforms, but few supporters ready to defend changes

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By Andrew Mark Miller
Prisoners in the California Department of Corrections system are shown. (Getty Images)

Prominent liberal supporters of two high-profile California criminal justice reform ballot measures promoted as a benefit to public safety remained largely silent when asked by Fox News Digital about surging crime gripping the Golden State.

California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg didn't respond to multiple requests for comment on their past support of either Propositions 47 or 57 in California amid ongoing concerns the measures have made the streets less safe, causing some residents to move to other states.

Additionally, Fox News Digital reached out to former state Sen. President Darrell Steinberg, billionaire climate change activist Tom Steyer and the AFL-CIO but did not receive a comment as to their support of those measures.

Publish : 2023-06-01 13:19:00

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