I read in some newspaper that hundreds of thousands of Americans are sitting in jail "simply because they couldn't pay their bail." No, they are in custody because they've either been arrested while in the commission of a crime or as criminal suspects. Is the bail system fair? Maybe not. But that's no excuse for misrepresenting the problem. The problem is crime and America has a lot of it. Still, we are not a police state. There's also no excuse for crime journalists who don't know what they are talking about.