• I'm not against it, but I feel like it's sort of a metaphorical bandaid where a tourniquet is needed. The US criminal justice system is so buggered right now that it honestly needs to be completely torn down and rebuilt from the foundation. We defined the system such that it should rehabilitate people who do things that harm society and then re-release them back into society; however, the re-release is not-at-all based on success of rehabilitation. Instead, it's based theoretically on punishment and practically about how crowded the prisons are. That means that the people who truly are the most damaging to society often go free with no intent to reform, whilst others who pose negligible amounts of danger to others rot away in their cells for decades. Take, for example Ross Ulbricht, who started a website where people could buy/sell/trade items without oversight from the government. Of course, people used this website to trade illegal drugs. Mr. Ulbricht was convicted of engaging in a criminal enterprise, as well as several conspiracy charges based upon the crimes that people used the website to commit; however, he was never convicted of directly participating in any sale of anything illegal. He has currently served 10 years of a life + 40 years sentence for this crime. The people who actually directly committed the crimes using his website are free. I'd challenge anyone who believes in the US legal system not being a complete broken mess to explain how that makes any logical sense without appealing to common fallacies.
  • Many ppl that can't make bail, sit in jail for months before they get to trial. In the meantime, they lose their jobs, their house/apartments and their family. In the end, many are found not guilty after all.

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