Irony or Stupidity?


A comment, in response to the Houston Chronicle’s front-page article today about the possible release, on PR bonds, of low-risk pretrial detainees (which article incorrectly describes the accused as “offenders”):

This is a horrible idea! Releasing them on PR bonds defeats the purpose of tough justice. We need to keep them there so that we can force plea bargains down their throats. As soon as they’re on the streets they start thinking they can fight their cases and the courts get clogged. It’s a damn catch-22.

(From the commenter’s other comments, I think the answer ia “irony”, but from the tenor of the other comments I suspect that the UGOI who have clicked on “recommend” don’t recognize this.)


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