In the case of the Dreamers -- you have people who ended up on the other side of the law, but did not actually choose to commit an illegal act.
And that's why it's of issue. No one blames the kids for the action of a parent. We feel for those kids and don't want to send them back to the parents home country. You think those parents don't know that when they come here? Of course they do. But if we let them stay will liberals say, that's it. No more amnesty. No more turning a deaf ear? I believe the GOP would sign that today.
Furthermore, it depends on the mood of the prosecutor and the judge.
Depends more on party affiliation these days.
There is never a universal punishment attached to a crime.
And that's a huge problem. It's the reason the black community feels slighted by the justice system. It's the reason people like Hillary skate while others are punished. There's a reason Lady Justice wears a blindfold.
However, the officer could also choose to give a warning if she so chooses or if the chief allows for such a thing
Or it could be that the girl riding with you has a low cut top on. When we pick and choose who we subject to laws, even in the case of a speeding ticket, we slap Lady Justice in the face. We set up escape clauses such as those you mentioned. " Well afterall, it's not really a law anyone likes".
I believe that HAS to be handled differently.
Really? How? Those children are used as pawns in the legal system by their parents in some cases. We obviously can't deport parents of minor children can we?