Let’s Have More, Not Less, Exemplary Punishment of Rioters
Rioters have actually been punished for the havoc they operated in the summertime of 2020– however insufficient.
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I t is an advantage to see severe prison time provided to major, visible individuals in the January 6 Capitol riot. Exemplary crimes require excellent punishment. The core of the criminal-justice system is vindicating crimes that hurt particular victims. However some criminal offenses– such as riots, terrorism, dislike crimes, and attacks on core democratic and rule-of-law procedures such as trials, elections, and legal votes– likewise do damage to the general public at large and to the social order.
Any society that looks for to keep back the forces of anarchy must penalize those criminal offenses more badly. That is not about being unjust …