California needs an honest initiative system
November 9, 2016
OPINION by DAN DOW
I am deeply saddened that a majority of California voters were misled to believe that the early release of prisoners from state prison would only apply to truly nonviolent crimes.
The initiative system must be changed immediately to ensure in the future, that voters are given the truth by an objective and independent third party. Sadly, an individual or group with millions of dollars and a few nice sounding buzzwords can buy the necessary votes to create a bad law by crafting a message that sounds great but in reality is not truthful.
Much progress made in the last 40 years in California to hold career criminals accountable has just been thrown out the window.
Our office remains committed to our mission of pursuing justice for victims of crime and holding offenders accountable.
Dan Dow was elected as the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney in 2014.