im just curious on your opinions’ on the new law in Texas regarding drug related incarcerations. they are reducing or eliminating many sentences on drug charges to reduce overcrowding in prisons.
i think this is good b/c it will cost tax payers less money to house these drug offenders and give the state more focus on the violent offenders in jail.
this could also bring up the new law about minors and 1st degree murder punishment. a supreme court ruling of 5 to 4 ruled against the death penalty for minors who premeditate murders. i think that no matter the age, if the person is sane and murders someone else in the 1st degree, they should be sentenced to death. these minors are getting life sentences b/c they are simply minors. them getting life sentences just costs tax payers more money and overcrowds prisons even more.
because of this loophole in the judicial system, it is possible for minors who kill in the 1st degree to be released on parole at age 21. so theoredically, a 17 year old could (for the day before his 18th b-day) decide to kill people and plan it out. now the kid can serve 4 years for killing someone and then be filtered back into society.
the same 17 year old could (for the day before his 18th b-day) get cought in posession of a pound of pot and be incarcerated for 5 years.
what is more important in our society- the safety of innocent citizens, or the safety of an individual who wants to cause harm and chaos?
sorry for the diatribe of a post, but shoot your opinions.