Thursday, October 12, 2006
Judge Eloise misses bail
I still don't understand how, in the middle of a crime wave, anyone commiting a crime of any consequence can walk out of lockup on the same day.
This is an important first step in stopping the recent madness.
As I said before: This. Must. Stop. It's not as if it's rocket science. Lock up the bad guys as soon as we catch them. We don't have to harrass every person standing on the street corner a la Guiliani in New York. Just lock up people who merit arrest. Keep them locked up until trial. Put anyone using (or even carrying) a gun faway or a long, long time.
If we can't get rid of people like Eloise and and Jourdan and Riley and their enablers like Nagin and Jefferson via the ballot, I'm increasingly in favor of torches and a rope.
Katrina NOLA New Orleans Hurricane Katrina Think New Orleans Louisiana FEMA levees flooding Corps of Engineers We Are Not OK wetlands news rebirth Debrisville Federal Flood 8-29 Rising Tide Remember crime
Before Katrina, no one was willing to fund a decent justice system (the defender's office was funded by traffic tickets!). Now, we're not able to do it. We don't have the cash on hand.
So your 'simple' solution has an unfortunate feature -- it's very expensive. The 'rocket science' is in figuring out how to get it funded.
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