KCRA 3 — Tackling crime was part of Gov. Jerry Brown's message to crime victims and their families at the State Capitol on Tuesday.
Many of those families want to repeal California's controversial realignment plan, designed to lower the state prison population.
"The federal courts are saying they're going to hold me in contempt," Brown told a rally of hundreds on the west steps of the Capitol.
The governor has been squeezed by federal judges, who are demanding he lowers the prison population by 10,000 inmates.
But Brown said he wants to make California safe.
"So, we don't have to let out those 10,000 people," the governor said. "And I pledge to you I will do everything under the law to achieve that result."
The crowd responded with loud applause.
Brown is resistant to putting any more inmates back in state prison. continue reading...