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This week's question: 

Do you support Lancaster’s proposal to issue administrative citations, $500 for first offenses and $1,000 for future offenses, to suspects who commit crimes such as shoplifting, vandalism and forgery that have been reduced to mere misdemeanors by Proposition 47?


Yes. Something must be done since state officials are shirking their responsibility to punish crime.
No. The people who commit these crimes, such as shoplifting, likely won’t have the money to pay their fines even if they are penalized.
It doesn’t solve the underlying problems our community faces. We need to invest in crime prevention and re-entry programs for felons.

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The poll will run through 3 p.m. Friday, February 6.
The results will be published Sunday, February 8.

Look for future surveys on issues important to the nation, the state, the county, and the Antelope Valley in coming weeks on the Valley Press Opinion pages.

If you have a timely question you would like posed our readers send your suggestions via e-mail to or call Valley Press Opinion Editor Aaron Campbell at (661) 267-4166