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Sixty-percent of the voters agreed to reduce six felony crimes to misdemeanors, and that's reduced overcrowding in local jails. But some cops claim Prop 47 has also led to an increase in property crimes. Others say it's too soon to draw any conclusions. Law enforcement is still divided, just as it was before the voters went to the polls last November.

Also, Nury Martinez faces a challenge in next Tuesday's election but, win or lose, there will still be one woman on the LA City Council.

Photo: Rubén Díaz

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Benjamin Gottlieb

Is Prop 47 Having Unintended Consequences? 17 MIN, 36 SEC

Less than four months ago, California voters passed Proposition 47, reducing six felony crimes to misdemeanors. As expected, jail overcrowding has been reduced statewide, including in Los Angeles County. In addition, arrests are down—while property crimes are on the increase. Some law enforcement officers say there’s a connection. Cindy Chang is reporting the story for the LA Times.

Guests:
Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times (@cindychangLA)
Michael Ramos, San Bernardino District Attorney (@MichaelRamos)
Bill Lansdowne, San Diego Police Department (retired)

More:
LA Times editorial on Prop 47: cities and counties have savings to count, decisions to make

Rivals Face a Rematch for Valley Council Seat 6 MIN, 18 SEC

After Tony Cardenas was elected to Congress in 2012, Nury Martinez won a special election to fill out his unexpired term on the LA City Council. She defeated Cindy Montañez — who was the favorite, with backing from Mayor Garcetti and the County Democratic Party. Now, Martinez is running for re-election, and Montañez is the challenger — but the Mayor and the Party have switched sides. This time, they’re backing the incumbent, Nury Martinez. Dakota Smith is covering the race for the Daily News.

Guests:
Dakota Smith, Daily News (@dakotacdsmith)

More:
LATimes endorsement of Montañez
Daily News endorsement of Martinez
Smith on Burbank accountant Jack Benadon’s donations to 6th District race drawing attention

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