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Opening Arguments

IDS common sense

When I skimmed the first few paragraphs of this Indiana Daily Student piece, I thought it was headed toward the typical college-student, mushy-headed conclusion that we have to have pity on the poor criminals. But then the writer got to the heart of his argument:

So why is it that potentially dangerous criminals are given second chances when statistics show that almost two times in five they will violate parole? It seems that Indiana law enforcement should be extremely concerned for its law-abiding citizens when violent offenders are involved.

Wow. Hope for the future. And shame on me for succumbing to the stereotype before all the evidence was in.


Bob G.
Tue, 09/11/2007 - 10:45am

Until the Indiana judicial system stops their "turn 'em loose" mentality for the sake of "rehabilitation" (that doesn't seem to be working all that well) and starts putting some PENITENT back into penitentiary, our first line of defense will have to remain ourselves at whatever level is required to be safe.

Love that midwestern charm...don't you?