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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, 27 days ago

    Some of the reasons that California felons are sentenced on “three strikes” seem absurd. Even if the only ones that we read about are the unreasonable and few, it’s still too many.

  2. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 26 days ago

    A reference to Tim Lincecun no-hitting the Padres twice in two years? Or an ignoring of the fact that crime is down under 3 strikes yer out?

    BTW, I don’t believe in mandatory sentences, but it’s the reason why crime is down. There’s nobody in jail for stealing a loaf of bread as their third offense, as others would have you believe.

  3. old1953

    old1953 said, 26 days ago

    @churchillwasright

    http://www.nytimes.com/1994/02/15/us/a-3-strike-law-shows-it-s-not-as-simple-as-it-seems.html
    Here in Seattle, prosecutors announced last week that they were seeking life in prison for a man who they say took $337 from an espresso cart vendor. He threatened to use a weapon, though he did not display one, in committing his third felony in a lifetime of similar crimes.
    One man has led a life of small-time crime. His third-strike offense was robbing a sandwich shop of $151 while pretending a concealed finger was a gun.

  4. old1953

    old1953 said, 26 days ago

    Put your pillow over your head and shout LA LA LA all you want. We’ve got more prisoners than China, which has four times our population. Is that even somewhat reasonable? Or is this just the working out of the Republican version of the American Dream?

  5. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 25 days ago

    @old1953

    We have more prisoners than China, because they simply, and quickly, kill ‘em. (Not that I’m advocating anything, but that tends to keep the peasants in line.)

  6. luula

    luula said, 24 days ago

    Check out what Malcolm Douglas wrote on the three strike method in his latest book David / Goliath. Quite interesting…

  7. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, 11 days ago

    Let’s try this: If, after two felonies they cannot behave, we hang them. Most crime is committed by career criminals as it is. Eliminate the career criminals and crime rates will drop. Three strikes has already dropped crime rates.

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