What. The hell. Just happened.
Governor Jerry Brown of California just vetoed:
- the TRUST Act, which would have allowed local authorities to free undocumented immigrants from custody if they weren’t being held for a violent crime.
- the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights: overtime pay, meal breaks and other labor protections for an estimated 200,000 caregivers, nannies and house cleaners in California.
- a bill that would criminalize not providing shade and water to farmworkers. Brown expressed hesitation at creating a class of criminals – but depriving someone of water and shade is violence of a both physical and mental nature. And the people responsible for it are going to a very special circle of hell.