Could have’s come in all forms – from regret, finger pointing, reminiscing, etc.
But rarely do ‘COULD HAVES’ land you in prison!
This is what is currently happening in a number of states, including Washington State.
Apparently our law enforcement, prosecutors, and state governors have taken upon themselves to proclaim that you can be arrested, tried, convicted and incarcerated for no crime at all.
In this United States, where innocent until proven guilty is our motto, land of the free actually meant something. It was NEVER against the law, let alone something you could be tried for, to think about something illegal. Nor even taking what is now considered a ‘substantial step’.
Say you were poor, your family hungry, at your wits end. You decide to rob a bank using your finger in a pocket as a fake gun. You drive to a bank, walk in, and see the everyday people going about their lives. You consider what this will do to them, and you realize you are not a criminal – you turn around and walk out. Could you be arrested, tried, convicted of this? Never. Even though you actually DID consider, even plan it.
Yet right now, in this country, law enforcement, prosecutors and judges are convicting people on a text/email conversation ALONE! How is this possible? Money – the root of all evil – is the bottom line.
IT IS NOT TO KEEP YOU SAFE – BUT THEY WILL SAY THAT SO THAT YOU DON’T OBJECT TO INFRINGEMENT OF OTHERS CIVIL RIGHTS!!
There is really no limit to what the public wont do if a claim is made that our country, our children, are in danger.
Even incarcerate people who did NOT go online looking for a minor, did NOT answer a personal ad for solicitation or sexual abuse. Did NOT take a substantial step or even think about committing a crime!
This is real, this is happening now. What will they do next? Arrest you for a dream?
Read the article below documenting some of these cases currently being prosecuted…