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WHY DO LAWS FAVOR THE CRIMINAL?

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A comment on the article on B1 Sept. 23: Judge who hit teenage boy may face discipline.

This is another illustration of a law that favors the criminal and punishes a well-meaning citizen.I know that physical punishment is illegal. I wonder if that may be one of the reasons we have such a gain in teenage crime. Punishment of this judge will send out a signal to our teenagers that they have a right to be belligerent and insulting.

If it was legal, the judge should be criticized for being too mild with his physical punishment. The punishment surely doesn't "fit the crime."

Preston T. Marchant

Peoa