Wednesday, August 16, 2006

226 Arrests: Five Years and 18 Mths. in Prison

Do you think we need to re-think our "criminal's rights" laws a bit...?

How can it be possible for one person to arrested 226 times -- How have I managed to make it through 35 years with no police involvement in my life?

How is it possible for that person that was arrested 226 times (for: "theft, trespassing, assault, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse") to have only spent 5 years and 18 months in jail?!

"Your average Nebraskan thinks after a prisoner has committed a certain number of crimes (he) will be put away for a long period of time. That doesn't happen," Lincoln Police Chief Tom Casady said.

Even with Holder's 226 arrests, Casady said, he doesn't even crack the top 10 habitual criminal list. Casady said there are a number of people that have over 500 arrests.

A habitual criminal law in Nebraska states that if someone spends a year in prison on each of two prior felonies and is found guilty on a third felony, a judge has to sentence him or her to 10 to 65 years if the prosecutor seeks it. It does not apply to misdemeanors." (source)

Maybe if judges started being responsible to future victims, things would change...

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