Gavin Newsome, Governor of California, has pardoned another handful of criminals who would otherwise be deported. In all three certificates of clemency, the document states, "He has presented evidence that a collateral consequence of his felony and misdemeanor convictions, namely, his impending deportation and permanent separation from his family and removal from his community, further justifies this exercise of executive clemency." Here are my questions: Who cares about the collateral damage of their crimes? What about the collateral damage his victims have suffered from due to their crimes? How does this make California safer? How can this be seen as anything other than prioritizing dangerous politics over the well-being of the American people?
Gavin Newsome, Governor of California, signed sweeping new gun legislation last Friday in what the ACLU called a "significant threat to civil liberties." The new laws increase the portion of the population that can accuse their peers of being a threat, or essentially, "red-flags." Judges can simultaneously issue search warrants now, and the accused can have their right to bear arms revoked for up to 5 years now, where as before, the law only allowed for a 1 year restraining order. All it takes is a co-worker or employer accusing you of being a little "off." California is a beautiful place with so many amazing things to offer. It's a shame liberty isn't one of them.