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Forget social distancing, what's happening is criminal

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By Christine Flowers

I got an email from the ACLU the other day. I have absolutely no idea how I got on their mailing list, since I've written column after column criticizing them for their positions on everything from representing accused terrorists to their problem with religion in the public square.

I do not carry their card, I do not want their card and if someone offered me their card I would treat it like Abbie Hoffman treated his draft card back in the day.

The email was a request to sign on to a petition that would urge President Trump and our nation's governors to empty the prisons. They wanted "communities that are the most vulnerable to COVID-19" to be protected. They wanted defendants released back onto the streets, or at the very least, out of custody.

There are a few problems with this proposal, the first being the suggestion that detained prisoners make up the "most vulnerable" communities for infection. Uh, no. That would be the elderly, the immune-deficient or immune-compromised, and those who have no health coverage. Just because someone has committed a........

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