Bill: Let's rob the local corner store. I'm short on cash.Ah, the fallacy that is rational choice theory. Anyway, I'll have a report on my latest Tanglewood escapades later tonight, hopefully.
Joe: Great idea. Let's go after 8, as that's when they have the most cash ... wait a minute, didn't you read the paper, there are new minimum mandatory sentences brought in by the Tories and they're tough.
Bill: You're right, it certainly dissuades me from this criminal activity. I'm going home to start applying for college.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
This is Funny
Concerning the idea of mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes, I rather liked the scenario offered by a letter in the Star today: