THE “HUG-A-THUG” TYPES ARE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO GET VIOLENT CRIMINALS OUT OF PRISON.
Posted by Bill Otis
One thing my father taught me was to thank God for your opponents. As usual, he was right.
My opponents in the sentencing reform battle — those favoring mass sentencing reduction and the additional crime that is certain to come with it — have been shrewd up to now in being relatively quiet about the fact they they favor releasing killers, rapists and muggers of all sorts along with the fabled “low-level, non-violent” offender.
But, giddy (and careless) with new momentum as more and more Republicans allow themselves to be bull-rushed into sentencing “reform,” the other side has prematurely tipped its hand.
It was never about just “low-level, non-violent” offenders; that was the head fake.
It was about creating a new violent crime wave in America (something that is already happening as serious policing has come under attack and, in California, Prop 47’s dumbing down of the criminal code has started to do its work).