Letters to the Editor

3 strikes law needs adjustments

The three strikes law is a result of public outrage over a heinous crime that few people recall today. It was signed by a governor to ride the wave of public opinion and raise his popularity rating.

In the Dark Ages, a man who stole a loaf of bread for his starving family had his right hand cut off. Today, we call that adding to the problem instead of curing it. Obviously we have not learned from history or the governor would not be calling for more prisons to be built.

The law is not all bad. It is in dire need of fine-turning.