Let’s have real punishments for real crimes, but leave the rest of us alone

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September 11, 2011
Liberty For All
by Sean Gabb  
Posted in Commentary

"The big test of a criminal justice system is how well it catches and punishes the guilty, while leaving everyone else alone. Our system fails. Oh, some of last month’s looters got caught, and a few may now be getting their just deserts. Big deal. Authorities who can’t put down a riot are, by definition, no longer the authorities. Speaking generally, the police and courts in this country fail their big test." (09/10/11)


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