Letters to the Editor

'3 strikes' isn't supposed to be for minor crime

The writer of "Do I deserve life for petty theft?" (Aug. 4, Letters) wrote regarding the three strikes law and her case. When we voted for the three strikes law, we thought it was for serious crimes such as rape. We never thought it would be for shoplifting. Give this young woman and others who have done nothing more than minor stealing of food, toiletries, etc., a chance to get rehab.

HELEN LOVDAHL

Modesto

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