Bending the Third Rail
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Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Gun Nutty
Here's a nice bit of excess, via TalkLeft:
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the gun-nutty 55 year mandatory sentence of 27 year old Weldon Angelos, who had no prior felony convictions.

Angelos was in possession of a gun, that he neither brandished, used, nor displayed, when he conducted three marijuana sales. The total amount of pot involved was 24 ounces.
Remember how folks were appalled at Singapore's policy of caning for spitting on the sidewalk? It would appear that there were a number of American citizens who thought that Singapore had the right idea.

Given our attitudes towards drug abuse, perhaps it's time to devote a portion of the country to become a "prison", a la "Escape from New York". We're gonna need a whole lot of space.