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Court system too lenient on criminals

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014 7:54 a.m. CDT

This is in response to the high-speed chase that occurred on Jan. 30. If this person was released back into society and then arrested for pretty much the same thing, then there are two in the wrong here – the one who committed the crime, and our justice system.

I read in the paper that people get pulled over for a warrant for failure to appear, and then they let them post bond and get out. Hmm. Sound familiar? It does to me. 

Want to create jobs? Arrest those people and stop wasting the taxpayers' money. You are spending it anyway, every time they go to court.

A kid hit my truck more than a year ago. They gave him a fine, and he has paid only a little more than $200 on a fine of more than $1,300. Every month he goes into court, appears, and pays nothing. Every month he does this. He has been in there to pay or appear 12 times. After the minimum three times, he should go to jail. Stop wasting taxpayers' money. 

When are the people who abide by the law going to ever get justice? It seems now that everyday law-abiding citizens are the bad guys for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

If you want people to follow the law, quit being so lenient on them, and stop letting the attorneys plead to a lesser charge for those criminals.

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