Well the friend of violent felons Govenor Patrick finally signed Melissas bill even though the legislature rejected his "safety valve amendment" that would allow judges some leeway in the three strikes provision of the bill. Patrick plans to make changes to the bill in the next session. Why does he feel he needs to protect three strike - violent felons ???? Yeah... Put it in the Judges hands.... Maybe he will appoint Judge Maria Lopez (remember her) to review each three strike violent felons's history to see how she can help.