State Rep. Robert Farr, R-West Hartford, has a plan to fight crime: Arrest people who do not show up for their court dates.Does this law also mean that parking violations, speeding violations and unleashed dog citations which require court dates will also appear on this list.
"When individuals who are arrested for burglarizing homes or selling drugs do not show up in court, it's probably because they were too busy burglarizing other people's homes or selling drugs to their usual customers," Farr said in a press release.
Farr said the intent is to show public officials the scope of the problem and encourage them to put resources toward remedying it. (source: Republican-American)Part of creating an efficient government is eliminating busy work. While "failure to appear" warrants might be numerous, this law takes a step in the other direction by creating more bureaucratic work instead of focusing on reducing crime long before it gets to a court date.
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