INGLEWOOD, CA—When the proponents of the recently voter-approved Proposition 47 petitioned the voters of California, the aspects of prior robberies, theft of firearms and shoplifting items up to $950 in value being downgraded from felonies to misdemeanors was not mentioned.
Keoke Neal, 20, and Leroy Cunningham, 38, are two new winners who would have been charged with felony shoplifting charges had they elected to act prior to November 5. Fortunately for the Los Angeles residents, they were arrested on November 11 at approximately 12:15 p.m. by Inglewood police on the 2800 block of Imperial Highway.
Prop 47 was voted in during the November 4 general election. Under it, 11 former felonies were made into misdemeanors. Criminal code 459.5PC was among the new codes.
Neal was charged with shoplifting not to exceed $950 in value (459.5PC) and conspiracy to commit a crime (182(A)(1)PC.
Cunningham was charged with shoplifting not to exceed $950 in value (459.5PC), conspiracy to commit a crime (182(A)(1)PC and driving without a license (12500(A)VC).
Bail for Neal was set at $2,000. Bail for Cunningham was set at $22,000; the $20,000 charge was for the lack of a driver’s license.
They’ll both now know to keep their driver’s licenses valid but to not worry about shoplifting so long as the stuff stolen doesn’t exceed $950 in value.