My mom was an art teacher before getting married. She started working at a nail salon.
Sadly, he would end up paying the customers because he didn’t understand how the legal system worked.
While I didn’t capital cases, his statement rings true for me. We want to lock away, criminalize, and shun people who are broken.
Other times, the application of the law was flawed. For example, using driving without a valid license to prosecute undocumented workers.
After the 341 hearing, we hugged and he cried.
Most of us are a few steps - an accident, layoff, divorce, etc away from potential financial devastation.