Drug crime expungement bill passes House

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  • Spell_It_Right Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 1, 2013 6:10 p.m.

    "Law enforcement will still have all of that, so we know who you are, we know where you've been, we know what you've done," Hutchings said.

    So, you will still have to endure harassment by the police, but you will be able to find work. When you get pulled over you will be subjected to a search of your vehicle or if you happen to be in a neighborhood "known for drug activity" the assumption will be that you are a party to some criminal act they will make up out of thin air. It is the disrespect or looking down at those who have had drug charges that need to stop as well. This is a step in the right direction but it is not enough. There is too much potential for abuse by the criminal justice system.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 1, 2013 5:09 p.m.

    It makes total sense that criminals are offered a repentance process. We wonder why prison is too often a revolving door. Once A person gets out of prison there needs to be hope.

    Of course to be forgiven, one should go through the repentance process.

    1. Feel a genuine sorrow for the hurt and damage you have done others.

    2. Do all in your power to restore the damage you have done others.

    3. Go to those you have hurt and ask forgiveness.

    The state should not forgive, unless the person repents.