U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who hails from Sacramento, earlier this week criticized U.S. prison sentencing policies and zeroed in on California's "three-strikes" law as particularly troublesome. He also hammered "the correctional officers' union," calling CCPOA's support of three-strikes sentencing "sick." Click here to read the LA Times account of Kennedy's remarks at Pepperdine University.
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With all due respect to Justice Kennedy, the day to day issues facing a U.S. Supreme Court Justice in no way resemble the day to day issues facing California's law enforcement officials and district attorneys. I can only hope when our appeal of the federal-three judges' action on prison over-crowding reaches him, that he can be open-minded and fair.
IMAGES: Anthony Kennedy (top) / Sacramento Bee, 2009; Tom Harman / Sacramento Bee, 2006