I just found an intersting article on the national center for policy analysis about violent crime. The article says that violent crime continues to be a serious problem in the United States despite reports of a decline in the overall crime rate. http://www.ncpa.org/pi/crime/vc.html
The article refers to “revolving-door justice”, which means that violent criminals get released from jail as quickly as they get locked up. The facts mentioned in the article shock; Barely one criminal goes to prison for every 100 violent victimizations, And most violent prisoners serve less than half their sentence behind bars before being released.
Unfortunately, mainly prison overcrowding causes this “revolving-door”. It disgusts me to see violent criminals released back on the streets, where they proceed to threaten and victimize innocent citizens, such as yourself, myself, our families, and our friends. What makes this even more disgusting and even more sad is that this revolving-door could be avoided if only our government would stop wasting resources on victimless crimes. Over 25% of the inmates in the United States are non-violent drug “offenders”. By focusing law enforcement, rehabilitation, and incarceration on violent criminals who victimize other people, rather than wasting resources on victimless “crimes”, the jails would have room for over 33% more violent criminals.
I want innocent citizens defended from victimization. Accordingly, I want the government to stop wasting resources on victimless “crimes” and non-violent non-harmful “offenders”, and I want violent criminals kept in jail until they are rehabilitated and pose no threat to you, me, my family, or friends.