Justice system’s leniency is the problem

A man can face 3 1\2 years for the rape of a woman dying from an opioid overdose (“Lynnwood man pleads guilty to rape of dying teen, coverup,” The Herald, Sept. 21).

Are you serious? Is the court sure that they won’t be going too harsh on him?

People are so certain that stricter gun laws are going to stop all of these shootings. They curse the police, labeling them incompetent, when they can’t stop and/or solve crimes involving guns.

But you know what? The guns are out there, and there is absolutely nothing that will stop, or even slow the amount of gun-related incidents. It’s the U.S. judicial system and crime bills that are the problem!

Criminals have more rights than victims. Throw in the fact that sentences are as lenient as they are, and you have the perfect recipe for incidents not only occurring, but they will increase more and more every year.

The dear citizens keep pleading to stop gang and drug violence, but they also want the suspects treated with kid gloves.

If you really want it to end, it’s going to take a “war” between law enforcement and the gangs, and a lot of blood will spill.

If you’re against that, by all means, let us keep up the 3 1/2 year sentences for a rape.

I’m sure he’ll come out completely rehabilitated.

Mike Habic

Marysville

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