No 62, Yes 66 – Mend, Don’t End, California’s Death Penalty

Posted on FB by Jodi Wolf Keesee:

I thought I would share a letter my husband wrote to Governor Brown sent via email through the state’s website. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a response but maybe if the silent majority spoke up we can make a difference.  Something has to change, something has to give!

Governor,

I worked WITH Steve Owen for more then ten years. I worked FOR him for three years. Steve was an icon on the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and just a great street cop. He worked diligently through the years to lower the crime rate in the Antelope Valley which is the area he also called home. He mentored many young Deputies by leading them through his hard work. He could tolerate a mistake by anybody but would not tolerate laziness. He worked harder at 53 years old then most people at 23 years old. Although Steve could be intimidating, he was acually just a big teddy bear to those of us who had the honor to know him. His integrity and honor was second to none.

The Antelope Valley enjoyed a few years of great success in significantly lowering the crime rate. Steve was able to see that his hard work was paying off. Unfortunately his hard work was wiped away with the stroke of a few pens (AB109, P.R.C.S. and Prop 47). Without these early release programs, the criminal that murdered Steve would have probably still have been incarcerated.

Now your office wishes to dump more criminals onto the streets of California by pushing prop 57. A proposition which the Attorney General had the audacity to call “The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016”.

Steve despised these policies that you continue to push down the throats of the State of California.

I saw in an article that you offered your condolences but it is for the above listed reasons that you dont get to offer your condolences. We won’t allow you to disrespect his legacy. You represent the very thing he was against. Your political agenda supercedes doing what is right and that is something Steve Owen would never do. He would never compromise his morals for a dollar. We at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station do not accept your condolences.

Regarding Steve Owen’s murder suspect, it was already illegal for him to possess a firearm. Murder suspect’s do not care what gun laws you impose on us law abiding citizens.

Thanks,
Dave Keesee

no62yes66

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