I have come to the conclusion that things have changed for the worst in the past 10 years. Why do I say this, well let me begin. The level of violence in society has always been significant throughout history, however in a very short time frame violence has increased greatly because in my opinion society's laws has softened greatly . Today you can murder someone and use the defense of I had a hard life, I was poor, I was not loved enough as a child, and my favorite I was high do not remember what I did.
My answer to this is get a life and take responsibility for your actions. Also the laws have to be enforced, not simply pat someone on then head, give them therapy and send them home. When I was growing up it was, "If you did the crime you did the time".
I may sound like a conservative extremist, but as I have gotten older and seen how humans have devolved I am not as liberal/idealistic minded as I once was when I was younger. Yes I am jaded, but I have recognized that some people are just plain evil and can not be reformed and are a danger to society. Therefore, these people need to be taken care of with laws being stricter and enforced. The minority of society is now civilized and sane, the majority is uncivilized and insane. Due in part to the law saying it is okay to be so.