comscore Column: It should not be easy to punish people
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Column: It should not be easy to punish people

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2019
                                Richard Obrero, shown in court, had been charged in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Kalihi. But on Sept. 8, Hawaii’s Supreme Court stopped the case against Obrero, ruling that he had been improperly charged.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2019

    Richard Obrero, shown in court, had been charged in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Kalihi. But on Sept. 8, Hawaii’s Supreme Court stopped the case against Obrero, ruling that he had been improperly charged.

The criminal sanction has limited capacity to do good and great potential for causing harm. That’s why it should not be easy to punish people. It should be hard. Read more

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