I think the three strike rule "victims" weren't mentioned because it's such a sensible action to take...repeat offenders are not being rehabilitated...duh.
That being said, I also do not think our prison system is in any way a rehab oriented institution. The reasons for this are myriad..and not necessarily on topic, though it might be interesting to see what K5's readership thinks about the system as a whole.
I refuse to come out in support of reducing drug penalties short of legalizing said substances, which I do not necessarily feel is the "right" answer...I don't know that current laws, in the US especially, were instituted for the right reasons, but I do think they are quite possibly the right laws.
The really tough thing is, what's the line between a "mandatory minimum" as cited on the linked page versus sentencing guidelines for specific crimes as exist in the US criminal code. I do not think a judge should be left hanging on what proper sentencing is for something like Murder 1...or Assault and Battery, Rape or anything else...these are serious crimes...
Drug related crimes are serious too, in that any violation of the law is a serious issue. I think it's very necessary to have sentencing guidelines in place, one of the major reasons for this being the protection of criminals. I do not want a judge being able to give me 35 years for petty theft, and sentencing guidelines prevent this. Nor do I want a judge being able to give somebody 9 months plus time served for a capital offense.
Having not yet followed the link, said organization hopefullyl has alternative suggestions in place of MM instead of just crying "Down with the establishment".
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