The Code is Almighty,
I missed the West Memphis 3 specials but I am interested and thanks for telling us about it.
I am also interested in which law enforcement policies EA members support and which ones they don't.
For example I didn't support the so-called "Three Strikes law" as applied in California or most applications of zero-tolerance laws in the USA.
My main reasons are that they work against common sense and fairness and could provide unintended incentives for violent crime.
I don't support so-called "chemical castration" of sex offenders.
I support strict zero-tolerance laws on "DUI" as they apply in Finland and Sweden.
Although I'm sensitive to the civil liberties implications and potential for abuse I support DNA databases as a crime-solving resource.
As revealed on a previous post I made on this thread I support one-strike/first-offence LWOP for sexual assaults involving the following: e.g.
home invasion + gunpoint or, e.g.
abduction + binding as I believe such offenders if released have the potential to kill
if not necessarily the potential to commit first-degree murder.
To this end I was heartened by the following news report:http://stnonline.com/home/top-stories/2681-chelsea-law-child-sex-offenders
It is possible that such legislation will ruin lives but it is certain
that it will save lives if properly applied.
Although it seems to represent a risk-risk tradeoff, I believe that governments are obliged to protect their citizens from those compulsive criminals which they have identified as dangerous.