VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: California: Where Dreams Die.
You see, here is the situation in California. Tens of thousands of prisoners are scheduled by a U.S. Supreme Court order to be released. But why this inability to house our criminals when we pay among the highest sales, income, and gas taxes in the nation? Too many criminals? Too few new prisons? Too high costs per prisoner? Too many non-violent crimes that warrant incarceration? God help us when they are released. We know what crime is like now; what will it be like if thousands are let go? I doubt they will end up in the yards of the justices who let them out.
I think I have a clue to what’s ahead.
Nothing pretty. Plus this: “Our schools rate just below Mississippi in math and science. Tell me why, given our high taxes and highest paid teachers in the nation.”