The Supreme Court tells California it must dump 34,000 prisoners out on the street, like yesterday. Prison overcrowding is an ubiquitous problem throughout the United States, not only California. Studies show that the convict is more likely to repeat his criminal tendencies the longer he is incarcerated. These are two social drivers supporting the do-gooders desire to just do things and see what happens. But there’s a problem.
For practically every convict in prison there is at least one and maybe more innocent hardworking citizens who were called into court to be a witness against this inmate. They didn’t want to get involved, they just thought that is was their duty and so they stepped forward. The criminal got a long look at them in that period of time and perhaps he even glared.
Many times the defendant was a family member of the witness against him. Often the witness was brutalized over years. And she wanted him simply far away from her because sooner or later he would kill her.
And now, bless their little do-gooding hearts the courts and society are going turn him loose! She knows what he will do. He will harass and harass and finally she will be dead and perhaps the kids also,
She is terrified and she wants some protection, and if nothing else will work she should at the very least have a gun. Sometimes in this unkind world you get down to where its only you the kids and your trusty handgun.
— Cornhusk — God Bless America