Summary Of A Red Light For Scofflaws By Frank Trippett

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We can be there in only an hour at the speed I will be driving! Frank Trippett’s excerpt from “A Red Light for Scofflaws” explains how we should get rid of “minor” charges because it is putting these people that do these certain thing in a category with “scofflaws” or people that break the law all the time. He shows this by giving some examples of what some people would get one of these charges for, like a speeding ticket or littering. People need to have these guidelines or they are not going to do the right thing, if people are not getting an consequences they why would they listen to them if they don 't want too. Others believe that we should get rid of it because if humans make these mistakes you will be label to harshly for what you have done. Its as simple as if you don 't do the crime you won 't do the time. The …show more content…

People are taught to learn from their mistakes but what do you learn from if there are none? If people are not getting in trouble and you are not getting any consequences for certain things then what is going to stop people from doing them. Littering and speeding is going to become more and more acceptable and the world is going to become dirtier and more people are going to get hurt or die from crashes. That is just two of the things just imagine if people did not have any of these minor offenses, our once beautiful nation might turn into complete anarchy. Secondly people need to not look at these as more of a warning. It 's not a felony charge, you are not going to go to jail or prison for it. Frank Trippett believes that we need to get rid of the minor charges because it puts you in a category with other people that are like repeat offenders. But if we did not have the consequences we do what is stopping these people from doing these things and before you know it, our country is going to be a wreck. Law and rules are put into effect for the betterment of mankind that is why we need to have people obeying them and learning from them at all

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