Pubdate: Mon, 05 Oct 1998
Date: 05/10/1998
Source: Calgary Sun (Canada)
Author: Rose Ann Fuhrman

CALIFORNIA'S THREE Strikes Law provides a strong incentive to
eliminate witnesses. Any lawbreaker aware enough to be deterred by 25
to life for a third felony can figure out that it is in his or her
best interest to kill witnesses of that third-strike offense.

Because of Three Strikes, California is incarcerating people for
decades to life for stealing a pizza or pair of blue jeans. Don't look
to the U.S. for intelligent law-enforcement policy.

Rose Ann Fuhrman

(The guy who stole the piece of pizza was very violent and he
forcefully stole the pizza from a little boy.)