An important bill will be voted on the week of May 31st. Help by making a single (easy) call. Did you think children and youth have the same constitutional rights as adults? Apparently not in California, where youth can give up their rights without really understanding them. Police officer to 10-year-old: “You have the right to remain silent. Do you understand what means?” Boy: “Yes, sir. It means I have the right to remain calm.” Yep, a CA appellate court found a 10-year-old could make a knowing, voluntary, and intelligent waiver of his constitutional rights.
We are trying to change that, and we have a bill to do it. You can read about SB 1052 here: http://fairsentencingforyouth.org/take-action/
2. Call his or her Sacramento office.
3. You can say something like this:
It is Senate Bill 1052 by Senator Lara.
Would you please let the Senator know I called to urge a yes vote next week on SB 1052?