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When a man was at his Santa Ana home while it was reportedly being burglarized he was allegedly forced to accompany the suspect on a shopping spree for which he had to fit the bill.

Late in the afternoon on June 9, a man from Santa Ana reported that he encountered a suspect trying to rob his house.

The alleged burglar reportedly physically assaulted the 82-year-old and held him down after he fell to the ground.

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On November 6, 2012, Californians voted in favor of Proposition 36, a ballot measure that allows for shorter sentences for some third-time offenders of the controversial “Three Strikes Law.”

The California Three Strikes Law was established in the 1990s and was intended to discourage repeat offenders from committing serious or violent crimes. Under the law, if a person is convicted of a serious or violent felony, it goes against their record as a “strike.” If he or she commits another serious or violent felony later, the sentencing gets harsher and a second strike is put on their record. Upon receiving a third strike, the criminal must be incarcerated in state prison for 25 years to life.

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