Might come from the attitude of arrest everyone and let the judges sort them
out. I know in Utah its a prevalent method in the majority of departments.
There was a time when Officers would use judgement in dealing with this age
group, giving warnings rather than arresting to pad their statistics.
A stunning statistic. I have lived all over the country and am only aware of
ten or so of my friends or acquaintances that have been arrested. Somewhere
that number has to be more than 50% and if it is, I don't want to live there.Also remember, these are arrests only. Doesn't mean they were convicted
or even in front of a judge.
Either there's something wrong with the Legal System or something wrong with
Americans in general. I tend to lean towards the first theory.What
categories were the crimes? Drugs, theft, assault? We have far too many laws
making drugs illegal instead of treating the users. Is violence on the rise?
This article has a paucity of useful information.
The control freak legislatures make everything a felony. The biggest big
government is the growing police state.
I have trouble understanding from this article why there would be a link to
physicians. Presumably, it has something to do with the context mentioned but