I saw this on tv last night, an infomercial.
This law minimizes non violent crimes so they can commit them and get away with it, not just the people that committed them but the people who wrote this law and support it.
Any non criminal politician would cover his/her ass by doing two laws, one for non violent criminals and one for violent criminals or address both, not one or the other but both.
One woman in the above infomercial committed the same crime 37 times or 34 times, whatever the number it was high and that's gonna get wiped off her record or made a misdemeanor/misdeameanors. She obviously has problems, she's addicted to committing these crimes like stealing and it's called kleptomania. This society is extremely perverted.
They call it kleptomania if you don't need the items but if you need them it's labeled shoplifting, they are both crimes, it's both stealing and they want to treat crime with psych drugs. This is not criminal reform, what you're gonna get is drug addicted criminals who will become angry and violent, the byproduct of psych drugs.
The reason/reasons people are stealing should be addressed. Communication. That's never addressed whether it's kleptomania or shoplifting it's never addressed, what are the reasons and handle those reasons so they don't keep repeating criminal patterns of behavior of the past. It's just label and prescribe, there is no reform and there is no amends to the victims of these crimes.
This law does nothing but minimize their crimes, to not own it and lie about it and act like it never happened, to deny it, and for help they get mental health including psych drugs, psych drugs is not criminal reform. But big pharma can't make money off of the criminals doing amends, they can only make money if their drugs are bought, purchased.
Since they are not owning their crimes, taking responsibility and accountability for them, but negating them like they never happened, these non violent criminals are open to blackmail by anybody who finds out and can use their crimes against them, hold those crimes against them so they commit more crimes for their slave master, the blackmailers. The blackmailers that are holding this over their heads, will tell them, if you don't do what I say, what I want, everybody is gonna know that you're a criminal, what will your new husband say and do that you never told, what will your new wife say and do that you never told, what will your new boss say and do that you never told etc etc. They are open to being blackmailed into committing crimes for the blackmailers. And they would be on psych drugs so it's a recipe for disaster long term, to break the cycle of blackmail, they might just murder their blackmailers to obtain their freedom.
So the final outcome is these non violent criminals will become, turn into violent criminals.
My religion addresses this issue of owning it, taking responsibility and accountability for one's actions in ethics conditions, amends are part of the ethics conditions formula called Liability.
Criminals want to improve their conditions of existence and when you commit a crime you are in lower conditions, so by applying ethics conditions, the person can go from being a criminal to not being a criminal and nobody is hiding the facts, it's done openly, honestly, directly, bluntly.
Scientology works, read it, use it and apply it.
In order for reform to happen with criminals, real reform, they must do amends to their victims including city, state and federal resources for their exchange of living within city, state and federal provided quarters ie jail/prison.
Going to jail is considered paying a debt to society. That's not real criminal reform.
Going to jail, prison doesn't pay any debt to society, what it does is take these people out of the general population to stop them from harming, hurting others. That's it.
How about the victims of their crimes?
For misdemeanor and felony offenders, they must do amends to their victims, the worse the crime, the bigger their amends project.
For example, let's say the person stole $800.00 and went to jail. As part of their amends they would pay back the $800.00 to the people they stole it from and something extra like the two days they spent in jail for committing that crime, they bring food into the jail for a week to help feed other inmates. Then they take their liability formula back to their victims and ask to be let back into the group called "the human race" and if their victims approve it, they continue with the next condition, if they disapprove it, then they gotta do more amends or repeat the steps until they are let back into the group called "the human race".
This is not difficult to do, yet nobody in local nor federal government comprehends this concept and our country was founded by Christians, these are basic Christian concepts from the Christian bible. Or WTF?
So, the first part is done, now they need to get on with their lives, how do they do that, how do they get their lives back on track where they can pay rent, buy food, pay for gas, pay for a car, pay for insurance etc etc, they need to be able to get jobs and/or start their own businesses that are self sustaining or they will be back to a life of crime to survive, live.
Now if they can't get jobs because of their records, their criminal records, they can start their own businesses. Nobody can stop them from starting their own businesses. If they can't get a license due to the crimes they have committed, then they'll have to sue the organizations that are preventing that in Federal Court, for violating their constitutional freedoms and that should help fund their business models. If they don't want to start a business but just want a job then they can go to Federal Court and sue those businesses/organizations that are preventing that in Federal Court, for violating their constitutional freedoms and laws, there are laws against discriminating against somebody because they have a criminal record.