Pennsylvania is on the verge of becoming one of the first states in the country to base criminal sentences not only on what crimes people have been convicted of, but also on whether they are deemed likely to commit additional crimes.
This is thought police. We now get convicted for what we might do. What ever happened to the day when you got convicted for the crime you did?
I don’t think the thought police have any business in our judicial part of government. You prosecute people for what they’ve done, not for what they might do. They have to commit the crime.
It seems we’re headed in that direction now, all for the sake of “ooh, keep me safe.” When are people going to learn that living life involves danger? Crossing the street is dangerous. The only way you’re kept free from danger is to be kept in a cell. Is that what people want?
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