Another injustice perpetrated by mandatory minimums
Posted on Mon Jan 29, 2007 at 04:04:33 PM EST
Tags: (all tags)
It all started with a family feud over something approximating a house, which didn't even have running water.
It ended with the two twenty-somethings getting life without parole in federal prison, thanks to "hardball charging" by the Havre, Montana area US Attorney.
For the next fifty or sixty years from now, these two will molder in federal prison, their lives wasted on the altar of some Congresscritter who wanted to be seen as tough-on-crime, and the ambition of a local Assistant US Attorney. Oh, yeah. We taxpayers get to foot the bill for it, too. Fifty or sixty years' worth of Harvard tuition, room, board and books, each.
|< Roots Remembered | German Arrest Warrants for Ghost Air Crews >|