This is a short quote from Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley;
The supporters of Proposition 5 are trying to convince Californians that they
can free addicts from drug dependence, end prison overcrowding and save the
state billions of dollars…This misguided proposition will not only fail to
produce the desired results, but it will cost the taxpayers billions of dollars,
needlessly clog the courts, and divert scarce resources from those who really
want sobriety to those who simply want a “Get-Out-of Jail-Free” card.
Worse still, once passed, the provisions of Proposition 5 can only be changed by
a four-fifths (80%) vote of the legislature. I strongly urge a “NO” vote.
There are many groups and organizations that have gathered in support of a "NO" vote on Prop 5. Visit NoOnProposition5.com for additional information.