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April 12, 2008

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we've been saying that for years

Bob Knaus

There is an alternative, which has been tried in the US with mixed success -- speedy and fair trials, followed by VERY lengthy incarcerations with little chance of parole.

It has the benefit of separating criminals from victims during their prime crime-comitting years, and has the long-term benefit of removing criminality from the gene pool during prime reproductive years as well.

The downsides are obvious -- it requires a hardhearted culture, it is quite expensive to incarcerate all the criminals, and it runs the risks of being branded "genocide" for particular segments of society.

No easy choices there.

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