Originally Posted by ZephyrusX
How is the US going in the wrong direction?
What do you think should of happened to the offenders in the above cases, btw?
And just out of curiosity, does the US still have a policy of throwing everyone in jail? In Canada, the criminal justice system has moved towards conditional sentencing and community involvement. The amount of people we actually put in jail has gone done significantly. At least, in terms of young offenders it has.
See the thread entitled Free Internet Under Attack in this section as an example. Minorities rule the roost, and punish anyone who offends them. It's much worse in Europe and especially in England, where free speech no longer exists.
I think the above offenders should have been subjected to Sharia Law for drinking, since Muslims lobbied for Sharia Law in Britain anyway. You get what you ask for. Either that, or they should have been deported.