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LETTER: How many crimes can you commit to avoid habitual status?

So a man with 82 arrests and nine felony convictions gets a sentencing deal in a recent Las Vegas hookah lounge shooting, in which he is not charged with being a habitual criminal (Friday Review-Journal).

I can see now why this man was out on the streets committing crimes instead of sitting in jail, where he clearly belongs. Justice in this town is a joke. And so the next time Wilson is arrested, he will have 83 arrests and 10 felony convictions. But I’m sure he still won’t be considered a habitual criminal.

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LETTER: Be thankful you can actually buy gasoline

As someone old enough to have endured 1974 gas shortages and lines at pumps, with sometimes 50 vehicles waiting to buy gas, I am OK with paying $5 a gallon for gasoline.