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  •  Clinton's failure (1+ / 0-)
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    Kazmarov

    President Clinton, I think, must have known in his gut that taking discretion of sentencing out of the hands of judges and replacing that with the 3 strikes and you're out could accomplish nothing but a horror scene for people at the 'mercy' of a justice system run amok.

    Fear of the right wing of the Republican Party is the only thing that could have, imo, driven Clinton to okaying the '3 strikes '
    sword of damocles placed over peoples' heads.

    3 strikes moved us closer to star chamber where extenuating circumstances became meaningless and justice was overruled by procedure.

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