Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Making of the ‘Three Strikes’ Laws

Three strikes laws

Like we've said many times, you can pass 10 million laws but it will not prevent crime. You cannot legislate crime away! You need to treat people with respect and dignity, help them change their ways and educate them, not dehumanize them and make it impossible to live a normal life. By doing this, you are creating crime by forcing ex-felons into a life of crime, but hey, anything to keep the prison business raking in the money, right?

Video Description:
After the 1993 murder of a child, many states passed laws to lock up repeat offenders for life, but today those laws are raising new questions about how crime is handled in America.

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3 comments :

NJ45143112 said...

I don't have to watch this video to know that while kid's can often do dumb things, it isn't criminal in any respect...
I really don't care that a girl of that age is starting to show gender differences, that's how nature works...
The problem is that the truly stupid people in the world seem to be the ones with the authority. Then the lesser morons get to enforce the rules they put in place (i.e. the police, FBI, DHS, etc.)...
One wonders if the lesser morons have any conscience since they are essentially destroying the lives of those that they are supposed to be protecting. No child should EVER have to be cuffed, booked, photographed, etc. by the police or any other agency!
Yet the same people that should be acting to protect their children from bureaucratic red tape are the same ones that keep saying that their kids need to be kept safe from the evil sex offenders...
Or so it seems...
The police state is very real and, thanks to the media, it gets stronger every day...

ShellyStow said...

Absolutely right; and we are heading in that direction.

NJ45143112 said...

We've been on a runaway train to disaster for a long time now but things really kicked into gear with 9/11 and the enactment of "homeland security" which sounds very much like "american gestapo"...
When the IRS is allowed to carry guns and send armed hit squads to peoples business and homes, when the FBI and other agencies can monitor personal conversations freely, when people without criminal backgrounds can be criminalized for simple acts and their lives, families and friends damaged irreparably, then you know, without doubt, that a police state has emerged...
Oh, sure, it's all in the best interest of promoting freedom, safety and the American way of life. But does that mean that more and more politicians should bilk the system to the point of becoming millionaires? That they promote their positions at the expense of people they will never meet and, therefore, don't need to care about because it's somebody else's problem?
If not a police state, the it's an aristocracy. Sadly, they are about the same thing. In America, it's more accurately dubbed "Demostocracy." Defined as the deterioration of the democracy which historians have noted can't last much longer than 200 years. After that, money starts getting diverted, people become less important...
How long as the American government been around?
Too long, perhaps...