Arrests go down and crime goes up. The Ferguson Effect. Anarcho-Tyranny engulfs California.
Really, Jeremy, I think its about time The City of Assholes takes up the Murder Bowl Gauntlet—what with that well-stocked Latino bullpen. This has been my happiest day of the week—Come on Lothrop, take your finger out of the dyke and let the tide rise! I brought your inflatable raft and Rainbow Away sun glasses...
“The statewide numbers are just as striking: Police recorded the lowest number of arrests in nearly 50 years, according to the California attorney general’s office, with about 1.1 million arrests in 2015 compared with 1.5 million in 2006.”
"It is unclear why officers are making fewer arrests. Some in law enforcement cite diminished manpower and changes in deployment strategies. Others say officers have lost motivation in the face of increased scrutiny — from the public as well as their supervisors.”
“The picture is further complicated by Proposition 47, a November 2014 ballot measure that downgraded some drug and property felonies to misdemeanors. Many police officers say an arrest isn’t worth the time it takes to process when the suspect will spend at most a few months in jail.”
“In Los Angeles, the drop in arrests comes amid a persistent increase in crime, which began in 2014. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck noted that arrests for the most serious crimes have risen along with the numbers of those offenses, while the decrease comes largely from narcotics arrests.”
"The arrest data include both felonies and misdemeanors — crimes ranging from homicide to disorderly conduct. From 2010 to 2015, felony arrests made by Los Angeles police officers were down 29% and misdemeanor arrests were down 32%.”
“Two other measures of police productivity, citations and field interviews, have also declined significantly.”
Police arrests are plummeting across California, fueling alarm and questions