Saturday, August 1, 2009

Keep Them Locked Up

The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Two recent news events have discussed the arrests and convictions of suspects in the cases. Both involve the probable kidnap and murder of a child and a teen. In each case the suspect was convicted of violence against persons crimes and got a very short sentence.

In California the Governor and Legislature want to balance the budget by letting prisoners out of prison early. Why is it that the people of California already suffering from high taxes, high unemployment, and oppressive regulations must now be victimized by criminals who have not paid their debt to society?

Many people have a criminal lifestyle and only fail to victimize the public when they are away from the public. Even in prison they continue their criminal ways, they simply rob, steal, rape and kill other prisoners, guards and visitors rather than the general public. While we hope that going to prison will rehabilitate the prisoner, the fact is few are rehabilitated. They simply become better at being criminals; that's what the SGT Says.

2 comments:

Protect_and_Serve said...

Career criminlas should not only die in prison, but they should get no visitations, when they die they should be buried on restricted prison property and their assets should be seized by the state.

Bunkermeister said...

Those who commit first degree murder should certainly get that.

Murder victims survivors never get to visit them.