The Criminalization of America

Though not related specifically to New York, I found the following article interesting: Justice? What a Joke. The article is by Professor Jonathan Turley and describes how the current rage among legislators is to criminalize minor, essentially offensive behavior from such activities as using cell phones while driving, parents not appearing at meetings with teachers, growing hedges too tall, and children playing with toy guns. As an oft-times critic of always using the law to control people’s behavior, I agree with Professor Turley’s notion that a crime means nothing if anyone can be a criminal. The article is submitted for your perusal.

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