Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Economy of process?

Police arrest a bad actor, charge them with a crime, book them in jail, give them a court date, then release them on their own recognizance with explaining that a warrant for their arrest will be issued if they fail to appear for the court date, however the new warrant will not be enforced outside of that county. This helps keep jail costs down.

That is how its done today. However, years ago things were much simpler when Police would simply buy the bad actor a bus ticket to the next largest city and gave them a sack lunch. No court paper work, no booking hassle and no public defender referral expense. Life was good.

You thinking what I'm thinking? So who of us gets to collect the frequent-flyer miles?


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