Scott Greenfeld comments on the recent case in Nevada, where a woman was sentenced to life imprisonment for allowing a teenage boy to touch her clothed breast. His best point is the saddest:
And then there's the judge, whose casual demeanor toward his duty was painful to watch. When he allowed defense counsel to pursue her constitutional argument over the prosecutor's objection, the outcome became clear. But his imposition of a life sentence for what, at best, can be describes as a trivial offense, without any indication that he was disturbed at being a grocery clerk for the politicians, was very troubling. It was so routine, so inconsequential, but for the fact that Taylor was sentenced to life in prison.
When sentencing a person to life in prison becomes just another day at the office, it's time to find a new job.