Pubdate: Fri, 30 Jan 2004
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (WI)
Section: Opinion, Page A8
Copyright: 2004 Madison Newspapers, Inc.
Author: Daniel McKinney


I was very troubled to read the accounts of two men in separate court 
cases. It made me ask myself: Where are our priorities?

A 30-year-old Milwaukee man gets one year in jail and eight years probation 
for felony sexual assault of an 18-year-old student. A Spring Green man 
gets 16 years in federal prison for growing marijuana in his basement.

I would much rather see a violent rapist in prison for 16 years -- it keeps 
him away from our wives, daughters and loved ones. Seize the property of 
the dealer, everything except the shirt on his back. Let him sit in jail 
for a few years and then busted and penniless, let him out to start over 
again. His earlier release will not put your kids or wife in jeopardy.

- -- Daniel McKinney

Sun Prairie
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