Berkeley student gov condemns California’s “Three Strikes” law

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The University of California – Berkeley’s (CAL) student government unanimously passed a resolution on Wednesday night condemning California’s famous “Three Strikes” law, Campus Reform has learned.

CAL’s Senate Bill 84 endorses California’s Proposition 36, which would significantly modify the current Three Strikes statute that currently imposes a mandatory life prison sentence on individuals that have committed three felonies.

Berkeley’s student government passed a resolution on Wednesday condemning California’s famous “Three Strikes” law.

The resolution passed by CAL’s student government accuses the Three Strikes law of unfairly targeting individuals based on racial lines.

“The sentences resulting from the Three Strikes law is highly disproportionate sending a high number of minorities to prison,” it reads.

The resolution further asserts that the law has “removed people from society for relatively minor transgressions.”

It concludes that “reform on the Three Strikes laws is necessary to preserve public safety, restore fairness, justice and proportionality to our criminal justice system.”

The proposition is opposed by the California Police Chiefs Association, California State Sheriff’s Association, the “big 11” police departments, and the California Republican Party.

The resolution also directs the student government to send a campus-wide “educational” e-mail to the student body educating them on Proposition 36.

A spokesperson for CAL’s student government was not immediately made available to Campus Reform for comment.

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Oliver Darcy

Oliver Darcy

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Oliver Darcy is the Editor of Digital Media at the Leadership Institute’s CampusReform.org, where he is tasked with reporting on waste, fraud, and abuse taking place on our nation's college campuses. Additionally, he is responsible for editing the website’s video content and graphic design.

Prior to joining the Leadership Institute, Oliver founded ExposingLeftists.com, a video driven website dedicated to exposing the inherent failures found at the core of liberal philosophies.

Oliver holds his bachelors of arts degree in political science, with an emphasis in both International Relations and American Politics, from the University of California at Merced.

On his spare time, he enjoys running and hiking, in addition to watching the Star Wars saga and episodes of House.

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