Re: news...

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 13:04:29 MDT

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> > Wow, what a great day for news stories:
> > ...
> > Sounds like a one, two, three punch of Truth, Justice, and the American Way.....
> Well, a 1-2 anyway. I don't care how heinous the crime, mandatory
> sentence laws are _always_ bad. We hire judges to do just that--
> judge--and then remove their ability to exercise human judgment in
> favor of blindly following a legislated script.

True, but the problem is in getting charges filed. The prosecutors always toss the
weapons charges in plea bargaining. This will stop them from doing this. You can't
argue with the results of Operation Exile. The judge is still free to determine guilt
or innocence... so his hands aren't totally tied.

Mike Lorrey

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