"This is a dangerous social experiment, doom to failure, and it puts the public at risk."Oh my god, we're all going to die!
Yet when Republicans pushed truth in sentencing, they took the discretion of the judge away, and instead let elected government bureaucrats decide punishments. But in the usual Republican flip-flop, trying to have it both ways, Rep. Suder now complains early release will be decided by government bureaucrats. Huh?
"These are not judges, these are not prosecutors...in fact judges and prosecutors aren't even consulted...unelected bureaucrats letting prisoners go, again...is letting them out the door."
Rebutting the Suder panic attack, State Dept. of Corrections Sec. Rick Raemisch reminded Suder that as a former four term Dane Co. Sheriff, street cop, narcotics dectective, assistant U.S. Attorney and Dane Co. D.A. he might know what he's doing when determining who gets released:
"So I guess this particular bureaucrat has the expertise to do that. And plus, Dept. of Corrections officers are experts in the field. Nobody spends more time with these inmates than us...we see there progress, we see their failures."