If being a good person were enough to keep someone out of trouble with the justice system, America wouldn’t be facing problems with jail overcrowding.
Several years back, I wrote a story about a relationship quarrel in which two men were in an argument over a woman. In the ensuing fight, one of the men stabbed the other—in the eye.
The stabber-man had been formally charged, and I penned the blurry tale of the eye stabbing.
Before the ink had a chance to dry on newsprint, I got a call from the stabber’s mother.