In this video, the CBC News reported from Texas where even tough-on-crime Republicans told Canada not to follow America’s failed path of mandatory sentences and massive prison expansion, which cost them billions and drove crime rates up. The report warned about the consequences of this un-Canadian and vindictive criminal justice approach: billions of taxpayers’ dollars; mega prisons; massive criminalization of the poor, youth, and all those who we should be helping not jailing.
The lyrics in this video are bad, really bad. The stats on YouTube since April 5: 14 468 views, 1 430 dislikes and 465 likes. But the “Three Second Rule” message… I second it. If only there was a way to reign in the roving eye and enforce the rule. And oh, the artist, Lisa Gail, is terribly adorable.