It's plural. One could say it is short for "federal authorities". (The singular "fed" is short for "Federal Reserve".)Originally Posted by jiang
Question No.1:Originally Posted by jiang
- Actually, there is no such thing as a death term. The term is death sentence.
The entire phrase is life terms for criminals convicted three times of violent acts. Those criminals have been sentenced to life in prison for committing three violent criminal acts.
Certainly, a death sentence "trumps" (takes precedence over) a life sentence.
- The comment about prisons for the aged means that if you sentence someone to life without parole he is likely to grow old in prison.
- "Three strikes" refers to three crimes. In the game of baseball if a batter makes three strikes he is out. That is the analogy being made here: three strikes and you are out.
- Yes. It is intended to frighten criminals into making them behave.
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