Liberal crime policy: Release the guilty

Debra Saunders–who is quickly becoming my favorite co-columnist at Townhall–had a really interesting piece yesterday about left-wing group The Sentencing Project. Their plan for dealing with vicious rapists and murderers? Give them “alternatives” to prison.

Really? Do they think that would be an appropriate sentence for people like John Couey, a convicted sex offender who kidnapped and raped 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford before burying her alive? He needs “restorative justice”? I don’t think so.

I am truly baffled by the far left’s fetish for releasing violent criminals, including those who have expressed no remorse for their heinous acts. Even worse, they refuse to be honest about their pro-criminal agenda. During the 1988 Presidential campaign, when Michael Dukakis got caught releasing a convicted murderer who then raped and assaulted a Maryland woman, Democrats turned around and accused Republicans of “racism.” I wrote about it here.

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