Pubdate: Tue, 17 Feb 2009
Source: Chilliwack Progress (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 The Chilliwack Progress
Author: Tim Eymundson


Police and prosecutors are not the problem; I think it is the judges
and their soft hearts to get raises (are they paid out of the same
ministry that funds prisons?). So they hand out light sentences to
leave more money in the system for them to draw on and keep the
government bottom-line happy. Prisons are expensive to build and operate.

Want to save money? Legalize marijuana (the laws do more harm than the
drug) tax it, and double the fight on drugs that kill.

Anyone that commits a crime with a gun gets an additional 5 years
minimum added to their sentence. Any criminal or gang associate found
with a gun near them gets 5 years for first offence ten years for
second and life for third. When a gun is fired, anyone with gunpowder
residue on them, gets ten years. No excuses. Then these punks will
think twice about carrying a gun or who they hang with. Laws should
protect the people, not make money for lawyers and tie up court time.
You can clean it up if you want. Let's hope it is soon, before another
bystander is killed.

Tim Eymundson
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