Sunday, January 14, 2007


Los Angeles, CA. The Full Disclosure Network™ (FDN) presents a seven minute Internet Video, on demand, 24/7, with former California Assemblyman Bill Jones, the Legislative author of the Three Strikes Law along with law enforcement critics of the law. The entire interview is scheduled to be shown on 43 cable systems as a public service of FDN. Those appearing in the program with Bill Jones are:
  • L. A. County Sheriff Leroy Baca
  • LAPD Chief William Bratton
  • L. A. County District Attorney Steve Cooley
  • L. A. Special Assistant District Attorney Anthony Patchett (ret)

According to Bill Jones the Three Strikes Law can be measured by these successes:

  • 50 percent drop in crime since 1994 when law was enacted
  • Exodus of Parolees to other states
  • Billions of dollars saved by deterring crime
  • Reduction in projected prison population
  • Eliminated plea bargaining

Objections raised by law enforcement critics:

  • Supervised Judges could do better without the Three Strikes Law……Chief Wm. Bratton
  • Don’t want grandpas going to jail for stealing bread……..Sheriff Leroy Baca
  • Abuse of Penal Code 422 is coercive …….Anthony Patchett
  • We don’t prosecute less serious crimes as Third Strike………..D.A. Steve Cooley

Billed as “the news behind the news” Full Disclosure Network™ programs are hosted by Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton and featured on 43 cable television systems and the Internet at Over the past thirteen years the Full Disclosure Network ™ programs have explored police policies, politics, corruption and reform, interviewing all the Cable channels are listed by community and air times on the website.

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