If Angelenos thought hurricane Katrina in New Orleans was a bad one, well get ready Jackie Lacey and Steve Cooley because hurricane Jackooley is on its way. The levee will break starting October 1st. Los Angeles will have their first wave of felons transferred to Sherrif Baca’s care. Now with felony records, the prisoners will be released without the possibility of job opportunities in a disasterous California job market. Who is hiring in California, and who will hire a felon you may ask? Well, this problem is certainly something Steve Cooley and Jackie Lacey could care less about, let alone engage their cerebral functioning in a thought for a plan. It is time for Steve Cooley and Jackie Lacey to come up with alternative solutions to the problem they have created over the past ten years. Of course that would mean they would have to admit their policies have be wrong over the past decade, and we can pretty much guarantee that Steve Cooley won’t stand up and say something like, “Citizens of LA County, I have to say that I have been a failure for the last decade.” The chances of Steve Cooley admitting any wrong doing is zero to none. Predictably Jackie Lacey will stand by Cooley’s side while she “glows” and tries to “please him.”
Just as fast as Cooley and Lacey are felonizing alarming numbers of nonviolent criminals, Jerry Brown is re-aligning them. Therefore, we have a complete wash, and the re-alignment plan isn’t even a band-aid to the problem. As the levee breaks, there are no resuce efforts on their way. The President won’t be sending in the National Guard – just in case Cooley and Lacey are wondering. As thousands of non-violent felons are sent behind bars every month, LA County will ultimately receive them again, just as Cooley “predicts.” Maybe Steve Cooley and Jackie Lacey can brainstorm a little to come up with a solution, now that would be unpredictable. But, Lacey and Cooley will retreat to higher ground so they won’t get their feet wet. Let’s hope the felony offenders don’t take refugee in the Staples Center like they did the Louisiana Superdome. Remember what happened there?