A History Review
Recall that this is the Nation Founded on a Principle that No Single Person would be in charge, but a Body of Many People would be in charge.
They tossed King George III Overboard.
And he was mad.
I am quite happy with the view that “Locking up Non-Violent Offenders does little to make our world a safer place”.
I have a problem with a Drunk Driver whose actions result in the Deaths and/or Serious Injury of people.
I have experience in drink-driving, to my eternal regrets. I cannot claim that collisions where I was drunk were non-violent.
I call a collision between a ton or so of metal at any speed above running pace “a Violent Collision”, and that makes me “a Violent Offender” if it was my offense that triggered the collision.