Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Special Session: Criminal Justice
Well, it took long enough for the Supermajority to hold a session addressing criminal justice reform following the tragic killings in Cheshire. The State Senate and House are addressing the matter in special session today.
Naturally, Democrats are in opposition to a "three strikes" law, which Republicans offered in the form of an amendment in the Senate earlier today, and presumably will offer in the House when they get the bill.
It should be no surprise that, after dragging their feet for over six months, Democrats will deliver a watered-down reform measure.
I'm not Bill Finch, so I can't predict the future. But I am willing to bet the measure that passes will be toothless.