Originally Posted by Theseus
We can get into discussions all day about what makes a criminal a criminal and how prisons make them better criminals, but the one thing that is certain is that peoples rights should only be taken in extreme person by person and case by case basis.
There should be no blanket prohibition, even felony.
I do believe there should be prohibitions for certain felonies regardless of the circumstances of the case.
For example, bank robbery. I don't think it should matter if a person holds the place up with a gun or if the person just grabs a sack of nickels while the armored car driver isn't looking.
Every one knows that robbing a bank is illegal and anyone dumb enough to try it should suffer the consequences.
DV is a whole other ball of wax because misdemeanors trigger a prohibition and there is bias in the enforcement (how many females are charged with DV and how many males charged with DV were just defending themselves?).