Five Convicted Teens Released in Nevada Following Law Change. Here's Why It's a Slippery Slope.

Five Convicted Teens Released in Nevada Following Law Change. Here's Why It's a Slippery Slope.

Since Nevada lawmakers banned life without parole for minors, five teens convicted of homicide have gone free, with dozens more poised to make a case for early release.

As a steady stream of leftists continue fleeing Democratic states like California and Oregon (rendered largely uninhabitable thanks to policies like Prop 47 and 57) to more conservative states like Texas and Nevada, it's unclear if they've actually learned their lesson or not.

From Fox5:

Nevada officials say five inmates convicted of homicide as juveniles have gone free since state lawmakers banned life without parole for minors and allowed those already serving such sentences to make a case for release.

The 2015 law provided parole eligibility to inmates who were juveniles at the time of their crimes, had already served 20 years, and weren’t convicted of multiple murders.

In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court banned mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles in homicide cases. Last year, after Nevada passed its law, the high court applied its ruling retroactively to those already in prison on such sentences.

State figures show the Nevada law made 24 offenders eligible for sentence reviews. Nineteen are still in prison, including two whose death sentences were converted to life without parole.
— Brenda Yahm, reporting for Fox5

Criminologists have demonstrated repeatedly that deterrence is the heart of effective crime control. Punishment must be certain, swift and severe or citizens will not fear the results of criminal actions.

Although the measures described in the article don't exactly cripple law enforcement efforts, it's certainly a step in that direction. As time goes on and more leftists move to Republican states, will they continue voting for policies that turn the tide in favor of criminals?

Remember, leftist policies disarm the law-abiding and reward the non-law-abiding. Their policies don't work and for good reason: the more problems they create, the more positions and money will be made available for corrupt Democrats to grab.

Stay alert. Stay alive.

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