Breaking the habit

June 9, 2009 

It is good that drug addict Jerry Adams got 11 years under the state's habitual felon law, even though he is nonviolent (The Generous Assembly series, June 7). Nonviolent criminals empty bank accounts, raise retail prices and betray the trust of their neighbors.

No effect on crime? It has had a profound effect on Adams' career. As a bonus he looks clean and sober.

Look elsewhere for budget cuts.

Paul Kane


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