Nothing wrong with Prop 47 as it stands

Nothing wrong with Prop 47 as it stands, low level offenses like shoplifting should be misdemeanors.

And organized retail theft is already addressed by other statutes that make it a felony already.

This Homeless, Drug addiction and Theft Reduction Act that would amend Proposition 47 goes too far — it will bring us back to the days when overzealous prosecutors charge anyone with a record with a felony for even insignificant crimes like personal drug possession and shoplifting.

It will take us back to the lock ’em up ’90s and bankrupt the state. Prop 47 should be retained as it is — all we need are more laws to address organized retail theft and smash and grabs.

Simple drug possession and petty shoplifting should remain misdemeanors.

Matt Kash, California