About the "futility" of mandatory minimum sentences... but the fact is... the longer these sociopaths are locked away... the less time they have, to put a bullet in somebody's brain.
"In 2006 alone, more than 70% of all people charged with murder were on some sort of judicial release."**********
"There's a gun culture in which young people have to prove themselves and gang members feel they have to prove themselves by shooting somebody," Toronto Police homicide Det. Ian Briggs said.
"It's hard to fight that culture."
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I'm actually on the side of Gomery in this argument. We don't need mandatory minimum sentences.
We simply need to relocate every halfway house in the country to inside the security gated confines of luxury housing developments and high-end apartment buildings - and let the problem of lax sentences solve itself.