22 May 2008

Not Sympathetic: Rejoining Felons to Society

In Virginia there are barriers as to what a convicted felon may do. At times these seem on the draconian side (ie, for someone convicted of felony shoplifting 20 years ago); I have some empathy for the non-violent, single offender. However, if you commit masked, armed robbery of two banks I'm not going to find a whole lot of sympathy in my heart when you face a lifetime of relatively minor consequences.

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