Over-Criminilization: College Prank Turned Felony in New Hampshire
February 20th, 2014
The Concord Monitor reports today that a college student, well-liked by his peers, has been charged with felonies in New Hampshire for undertaking an old-school "panty raid" in college girl's dorm rooms while they were away on break.
This is yet another example of the over-criminalization of everything that has permeated the criminal justice system over the last decade or so. A phenomena that has been decried by commentators on the right, and commentators on the left alike -- but largely ignored by the middle.
Yesterday, this was a college prank. A dumb prank, sexist, juvenile, an invasion of young women's privacy. But it was, once upon a time, seen for what it is - young men, acting stupid.
Today, our answer is to run the kid out of college and make into a convicted felon so he can spend the rest of his life cleaning toilets or working as a laborer outdoors.
Great job, America.
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