Liberal Judges Increase Crime

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    1. The legal community, largely if not entirely, Liberal/Progressive, played a major role in wreaking havoc in the black community. Starting in the sixties, ordinary people, black and white, watched in stupefaction as liberal social reformers came in and jettisoned thousands of years of human knowledge to rewrite criminal laws and government welfare policies. Liberals living in monochromatically white suburbs or doorman buildings in the city said “Let’s try these new ideas that sound really cool, like school busing and deemphasizing prison!”

    a. “In the 2008 election cycle, the industry [lawyers] contributed a massive $234 million to federal political candidates and interests , 76 percent of which went to Democratic candidates and committees.” Lawyers / Law Firms | OpenSecrets

    b. “Trial lawyers are holding steady as one of the Democratic Party's biggest sources of campaign contributions,…”
    Trial Lawyers Sticking With Democratic Party





    2. Thomas Sowell, in “The Vision of the Anointed,” explained that the old view was to put criminals in prison; the new view, held by, for example, Lyndon Johnson’s attorney-general Ramsey Clark, Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, DC circuit judge David Bazelon, was to avoid sending criminals to prison and instead spend all our resources focusing on the “root causes” of crime.

    a. In the words of Judge Bazelon, “poverty is the root cause of crime.” Thomas Sowell, “The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy,” p. 158.






    3. The basic idea that liberal judges and politicians were pushing was that society should be nice to criminals, so they would re-pay us with law-abiding behavior. Ramsey Clark: " The theory of rehabilitation is based on the belief that healthy, rational people will not injure others, that they will understand that the individual and his society are best served by conduct that does not inflict injury, that a just society has the ability to provide health and purpose and opportunity for all its citizens. Rehabilitated, an individual will not have the capacity - cannot bring himself - to injure another or take or destroy property. "

    a. Of course, if that were true, he wouldn’t have committed crimes in the first place.

    b. Despite being insane, the reformers won out. The test of public policy vs. human nature began!

    c. Need empirical evidence? Crime rates skyrocketed. By 1974, the murder rate was over twice that of 1961. Between 1960 and 1976, a citizen’s chances of becoming a victim of a major violent crime tripled.
    Sowell, Op.Cit., p.27.






    4. The smart set turned American cities into petri dishes for crime and degenerate behavior sans punishment. Thousands died, were raped, disfigured in criminal acts made possible by the Warren Court, the ACLU, liberal professors and activists, and lawyers.
    Coulter, "Mugged."



    a. When a former NYC police commissioner objected to lenient Supreme Court rulings, during a 1965 judicial conference, he was “immediately met with ridicule by a law professor who asked, ‘I wonder what rights we’d have left if we always yielded to the police hysteria.”
    Sowell, Op. Cit., p.26.


    b.“I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.” Wm. F. Buckley


    When Liberal policies are preeminent in jurisprudence.....the effect on the nation is chaos.
     
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    Johnny Lewis, actor on Sons of Anarchy, had a long arrest record of assault and drug charges. He was released by a judge on an early release program as a low level offender. He murdered his elderly landlady and jumped off a roof to his death. But he was a low level drug offender.
     
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    Two points and then come commentary.

    1. Did you ever take a college level course in composition? If so, did you pass?

    2, What solutions do you offer to solve crime in America? You play a great Negative Nelly, yet seem to never have a thought of your own.

    I know, you'll deny it and use one of the hackneyed responses to my final comments and that's fine, I can't expect you to ever engage in introspective thought as busy as you are with your self righteous indignation of anyone who holds opinion which differ than your own, so I'll just post it: You're a bigot, worse you are a racist and you are filled by hate. I pity you.
     
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    "...you'll deny it..."


    Why deny any of it....?

    ...it's the bloviation of a moron.



    But keep on begging to be engaged.
     
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    A hackneyed non response, as expected.
     
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    OMG....look who hurried back, tail wagging, and with his tongue hanging out!


    I have no interest in the stupidity of one with no knowledge, and proud as heck to share that with everyone.


    Here....catch the stick.
     
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/world/americas/23iht-23prison.12253738.html?pagewanted=all

    The United States has less than 5 percent of the world's population. But it has almost a quarter of the world's prisoners.

    Indeed, the United States leads the world in producing prisoners, a reflection of a relatively recent and now entirely distinctive American approach to crime and punishment. Americans are locked up for crimes — from writing bad checks to using drugs — that would rarely produce prison sentences in other countries. And in particular they are kept incarcerated far longer than prisoners in other nations.

    Criminologists and legal scholars in other industrialized nations say they are mystified and appalled by the number and length of American prison sentences.

    The United States has, for instance, 2.3 million criminals behind bars, more than any other nation, according to data maintained by the International Center for Prison Studies at King's College London




    We lead the world in percentage of our population in prison, yet our crime rate is still higher than countries with a much smaller prison population
     
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    Our incarceration rate does not seem to be working
     
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    We have a far greater proportion of the population that feels they have a right to commit crimes. Assault, beating people up for no reason, killing people for fun and posting it on You Tube are crimes committed in greater proportion in American than it is in other countries. We no longer teach the Constitution, or civics. People are allowed to make up their own "rights" so they do. They have a right to happiness and if it makes a group of kids happy to break into a home and beat up the person living there, it's their right. If they want a pizza, it's their right, and they can kill the delivery guy instead of paying for it.
     
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    Of course not. Prison is way too comfortable to be a deterrent.
     

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