It is a common misperception that so called liberals are somehow soft on crime. Arguably, I think that most Americans believe strongly in law and order and have similar views in wanting a safe society in which “bad” people are punished for their crimes. The differences may come in that zealots believe any means justify the ends and severe punishment and incarceration is the answer to all of society’s woes.
The President of the United States recently gave a televised speech in front of police officers, in which he asked/directed the cops to be physically rougher on criminals as they were placing them in patrol cars, detaining them or taking them to jail. The punch line to the joke is that the police behind him clapped at the request. READ MORE