The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
This makes me glad. This just demonstrates how bloated the justice system is. There are too many laws on the books. How many people are in jail for petty drug possession? Too many. We have so many unjust laws that the prisons cannot hold all those who are convicted.
We're assuming that the people being released are "bad guys" and will cause harm to society. Most of the people who will be released will be petty offenders, and I bet most of them should never have gotten hard time in the first place.
but FWIW, you try to make it sound like they are scooping up random kids off the street and throwing them in prison for having a nickel bag in their pocket. that doesn't happen
Even then, the courts aren’t sending kids to prison for this crap so your examples are disingenuous.
For instance, will they release a non-violent drug/dealer/user who has only served 30 days of 5 yrs over a rapist who has served 10 yrs of a 15 yr sentence?
I say if they release all non-violent offenders, and put them on parol, I wouldn't have much of a problem.
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.