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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

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    by NoviDemocrat on Tue Sep 04, 2007 at 10:27:57 PM EST
    Sorry, I hate to break it to you but we don't live in a world where the government can control everyone's thoughts and actions as much as I know that appeals to some of the conservative ilk. Sorry, we don't live in a world where we can incarcerate every person for every petty crime indefinitely, as much as I know that appeals to "law and order" conservatives. I'm sure the Monday morning quarterbacks will tell us how we just had to "know" that this guy would have done it. But the truth of the matter is that it's likely no one knew and it's probably impossible that anyone could have know. Sorry, the mind scans and thought police are just the stuff of your dreams, not reality.

    Even if this guy had been locked up for his entire sentence, he still would have been out on the street in a few years. From what we know now, it's likely he would have done something similar once out on the streets. So then what? Are you ready to lock up every felon for life and throw away the keys?

    In the real world that we live in, not the fantasy world of your political posturing, choices have to be made about who gets locked up for how long and for what crimes. When "law and order" conservatives demand that drug mules get locked up for life, it means that, absent a willingness to spend billions more than we spend today on prisons, criminals like the accused in this case end up on the street. We already spend more on prisons than we do on college. So until you're willing to make that commitment, all the criticism is exploitation of personal tragedy to score political points.

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