We should all be nervous at the cavalier way that our government puts our safety at risk with their social experiments. Take the Josephine County drug court for example: (page 4 & 5)
"In contrast to the practice in Marion County, the Josephine County program targets relatively high level offenses and the defense is continually pushing to broaden the list of eligible offenses."
"The most common reason for termination from drug court is a new person or property offense in which there is a victim."
"Participants who have dropped out and resumed drug use are not necessarily terminated."
"Some clients drop out more than once."
So let's make sure we are clear. Instead of convicting and sendign criminals to jail Josephine County tries to get as many people into their alternative "drug court" as possible. Once in this program the criminals frequently commit a new person or property crime or drop out and if you resume drug use it's ok.
And here is the kicker:
"With respect to participants who are not U.S. citizens, the current drug court attorney, Joe Maier, tries to work with the district attorney’s office to modify the charges so that the defendant’s immigration status is not negatively affected."