10Texas: Criminals Required To Give Their Victim 24 Hours Notice
An anticrime law in Texas requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours' notice. They can give their victims notice either orally or in writing, and they have to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.
There’s just a few flaws with this one. Firstly, a lot of
criminals act impulsively and it's doubtful that a law telling them they need to give twenty four hours-notice will make them stop and re-think their actions. Secondly, criminals tend to break laws, if you haven’t noticed. It’s what makes them criminals. So, who thought that making another law for them to follow would make any difference? Thirdly, if the crime is reported to the victim in advance, and the victim reports it and thus stops the crime, does the criminal still get punished even though no actual crime has been committed?