Re "Realignment hasn't caused a crime wave" (Editorials, May 28): Last month The Bee's own staff reported that 92 percent of probationers in Sacramento County go unsupervised due to budget cuts, meaning they can continue the practices that got them into the court system in the first place and not worry about the consequences.
And state and county budget cuts have bled the sheriff, district attorney and the rest of the law enforcement community dry over the past years. So, no arrests, no prosecution, no sentencing, and -- no consequences for criminal behavior.
Yes, Virginia, there is a crime wave. It's just not visible to the ostrich-like Bee editorial board.
-- Bill Tubbs, Herald