|When speaking in gibberish and supporting meaningless, ridiculous folly--Austin Powers (here above in disguise with better teeth) likes to say "Groovy Baby!!" But I doubt even Austin Powers would push this ACLU resolution...|
Sometimes politics is absurd. Take, for example, the "direct file" resolution I voted against but that the Board just voted to approve dealing with criminal justice reform for juveniles.
We have no business in this matter, we're attempting to operate outside of our arena, this is not an issue we have power to change, yet we were given a resolution to support that essentially pits us against the State Attorney; essentially, this resolution tells our legislators that they need to fix a non-existent issue and simultaneously tells our local State Attorney "you need more oversight, we don't trust you, we don't want you to have individual discretion in sending violent, abusive, and DANGEROUS 16 and 17 year old perpetrators to face justice in the adult system."
Why would we want to punch our own prosecutor in the face? It is reckless stupidity for no good reason, so far as I'm concerned. It is counterproductive. Let Judges do what they do, and let prosecutors do what they do, and stay out of their way.
Although approved on a 3-2 vote last night (despite my NO vote and significant disagreement), this resolution will go to Tallahassee.
And from there, if I had to make a good guess, it will go from our legislative delegations' desks, right into the trash heap or paper shredder; Do not pass go, do not collect $200 dollars, right to the rubbish heap.
The legislature is NOT going to pass this ACLU supported Democrats sponsored SB 936. (It's not moving in committee, has been referred to rules, and does not even have a companion bill in the house so far as I can tell.) Does anyone believe Richard Corcoran would EVER allow this to go through the House??!!??
So we burn our political capital with our delegation by engaging in this feckless Kabuki theater, sending them this resolution purporting to be a "solution" not supported by judges, conservatives, or the State Attorneyto a problem that the legislature has already stated does no exist in their opinion.??
We ignore the reality of the records of the last 20 Direct Files in our county, so we can feel good, slap ourselves on the back, and curry favor with and pander to a group of folks on the extreme left of the political spectrum, although we live in a conservative county?
What an absurd, ridiculous thing to do. Borderline embarrassing.....I hope this is/was a one-off.