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Monday, March 15, 2021

The Limits Of Criminal Law And Justice

It's a disturbing reality that in a democratic society, certain forms of human misbehavior cannot be codified into criminal law. As a result, a person with power and influence can repeatedly commit acts of extreme cruelty without ever violating a single criminal statute. In other words, there are law abiding citizens who are more evil and dangerous than some of our worst criminals. It's disheartening that many of these unrepentant villains lead happy, prosperous lives and go to their graves unpunished for their extremely harmful behavior. In fiction, the bad guys usually get what they deserve. But life doesn't always imitate art.

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