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Old 03-24-2008, 01:55 PM
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Default Mandatory minimum sentence rarely works

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs....803230381/1008

A "new" proposal before the legislature advocates abolishing parole for folks convicted of first-offense armed robbery. Experience teaches us that such "mandatory minimums" seldom achieve the desired result.
First, it is always good to know where the current law originated. For many years, we just had "simple" robbery which is also known as "strong-armed robbery." The other version was "armed robbery," which was any robbery committed with a deadly weapon
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