Just a little late night fun as I am grading...
Generally speaking I subscribe the liberal view of plea bargains. Namely they are taken by (forced upon) the poor and disenfranchised who cannot afford good legal representation. Just another bias against the proletariat (and lumpen proletariat) in our criminal justice system.
Sometimes I am surprised by the simple logic and beauty of arguments that I would normally never agree with. This is a good example.
The following is a mash up of the posts of two of my students from last semester on a casual discussion board. Outstanding!
"A person who broke the law earned their punishment. Why should they get less punishment just to save the state money? Obama is just going to waste it anyway".