I will do everything in my power to make sure this never happens again!
With the new law passed, crime will surely be at a decrease and our children will be safe again!
In this chapter, the contrasting stories of Mike Reynolds and Wilma Dirksen are explained. Mike Reynolds loses his daughter to a purse snatching incident.
But I only stole a pizza and now i get 25 years?!!?!
I just wanted some extra cash and stole a purse. Why are the sentences so excessive?
He vows to his daughter on her death bed that he will do everything in his power so that this does not occur to someone else.
Please leave me alone. I beg you.
He did just that. He held meetings with other until he was able to pass the tree strike law. This law decreased crime by 36.6 percent, yet it also brought about a problem.
I will not forget, but I will also not let this sadness and anger consume me...
People were now overly being charged for minor crimes and serving unfair sentences, yet in the book this is substantiated by a U-Curve. The curve supports that the benefits of lower crime rates outweigh the negatives.
On the other hand, Wilma Derksen loses her daughter to a kidnapping and torture.
Nevertheless, she moves on with her life and does not pursue to punish the person who so wrongly attacked her daughter. Instead, she spares herself more grief and rises above to keep her sanity.