Utah Supreme Court overturns injunction prohibiting Ogden Trece gang from assembling

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  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Oct. 19, 2013 10:51 a.m.

    So, "Crime comes from behavior and choices, not from a lack of laws banning things"?

    Instead of hoping that thugs and career criminals suddenly get Divine revelation and become social workers and philanthropists, we really need to use the carrot and stick approach.

    Punish people for making bad choices and reward them for making good choices. Such choices are already defined in law as being bad (illegal) or good (not illegal).

    Frankly, if gang thugs are appropriately prosecuted, they will be able to meet in prison, not on the streets of our cities.

  • I know it. I Live it. I Love it. Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 19, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    We want safety and we want crime punished. But we're too focused on crime prevention via means of action and force.

    The protocols we have in place currently to improve our quality of character and moral conscience are decaying. All men have the means to improve our lives through service in our different religious faiths, communities, and most importantly service of our families.

    For most people, religion is the exclusive avenue of moral restraint.
    Love comes in many forms, but the family has an exclusive place in the development and upbringing of children that canot be replicated or compensated for.

    Faith & Family... it's pretty simple.

    Dear Law-Makers, you have a choice:

    Keep wasting our tax dollars on laws that will only obviously get struck down, or focus on the free growth and development of the institutions where all human beings learn behavior.

    Crime comes from behavior and choices, not from a lack of laws banning things.