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Friday, May 31, 2013
Javert in Waco
California voters recently changed that state's three-strikes law so that the final strike can't be a petty offense. Perhaps something similar is needed in Texas if stealing $35 worth of meat from the grocery store can secure a 50 year sentence from a Waco jury because of so-called "enhancements." The fellow had five prior felonies so he's not quite Jean Valjean, even if the McLennan DA continues to perform his best Javert impression.