This is the story of the toughest sentencing law in America as chronicled by those who were intimately involved in the fight to see it enacted, and who believe in it passionately.
It is the story of one family’s heartbreak, of behind-the-scenes political maneuvering by consistently soft-on-crime, liberal politicians in an effort to eviscerate the law, and it’s the story of the ultimate victory by the majority of Californians who, in the face of decades of citizen neglect, banded together to vote for common sense and justice.
“(Three Strikes) sends a clear message to repeat criminals: Find a new line of work because we’re going to start turning career criminals into career inmates.”
—California Governor Pete Wilson
“If you’ve ever wondered why you feel unsafe in your own neighborhood, or wondered what you can do about it, read this book.”
—Larry Wieda, President, Crime Stoppers International
“Mike Reynolds is living proof that, in America, all it takes is for one common man to get involved. Buy this book. Read it. Loan it to your friends.”
—Michael Reagan, Host of the “Michael Reagan Talk Show”
“This book must become required reading, on a monthly basis, for all politicians, judges, and parole boards until all 50 states have followed where the Reynolds family has led.”
—Morton Feldman, Executive Vice President, National Association of Chiefs of Police
“This book should be read by every citizen who is concerned about revolving-door justice.”
—John J. DiIulio, Jr., Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University