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CRIME: Scarlet letter policy still in force

Letter by Arne Herstad, Gig Harbor on May 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm with 8 Comments »
May 10, 2012 2:29 pm

Re: “Crime and punishment – and then more punishment” (Leonard Pitts Jr. column, 5-10).

Pitts is not the first to note that branding a man a “felon” is the nearest thing to eternal punishment inflictable by any human court. And yes, it’s “unsustainable,” unless, of course, your civic goal is a two-tiered society with an underworld viewed as a government resource.

A visionary approach would be to stop this inhumane system in its tracks and reform it along a more sustainable model. Otherwise, pack your emergency bug-out bag, because you or a loved one may be next. There’s nothing that looks worse to our social engineers than an empty prison.

Leave a comment Comments → 8
  1. blakeshouse says:

    LMAO til I cried…..thanks!!!

  2. RLangdon says:

    Felons earn what they get!

  3. klthompson says:

    You reap what you sow.

  4. Ortingmom says:

    Go hug a thug

  5. BlaineCGarver says:

    The ability to clear your record exists. Stay out of trouble and complete your parole. Get some sort of job…any job. Proceed.

  6. anotherID2remember says:

    Read what Leonard Pitts, Jr. has written and then make sure you are on the opposite side. Safest way to be correct!

  7. Read what Pitts writes and thank for youself is better.

  8. itwasntmethistime says:

    Note to self: teach sons not to commit crime so they won’t be labeled “felons.”

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