Caveat: It’s indisputable that there’s going to come a time when something truly important happens and this article will no longer be relevant. However, this is meant as a reflection of current (August 1, 2017) events and the media climate.
It’s an easy refrain: if it weren’t for the judges giving light sentences, criminals would be behind bars and the community would be safer. It even seems to comport with the evidence. When we pull up a rap sheet and see the years of contacts with the judicial system amounting to twenty or thirty slaps on the wrist, it’s “clear” that an individual was destined for violence.