tough on crime
Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibly Act reinforced the idea that there are "good" immigrants and "bad" immigrants, and the bad ones should be deported straight away.
The law amounts to "cruel and usual punishment."
A drug dealer from Vancouver’s crime-ridden Downtown Eastside neighborhood is taking his fight against Canada’s mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug offences to the country’s top court on Wednesday.
Under former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, refugee benefits were slashed, voting rights were curtailed, and new tough-on-crime legislation sailed through the House of Commons.
Even with the murder rate as low as it's been, the government plans on jailing particularly nasty killers forever.
More than half the 2.4 million people in America's prisons and jails have mental health issues. It's time to stop incarcerating the mentally ill and start treating them.