We know that laws are in place to keep people safe and protect our rights as U.S. citizens. However, that does not mean that people always understand or agree with the laws or that the legal system should not still be challenged when appropriate. There may also be reasons to confront unfair sentencing practices when the punishment may not fit the crime.
For example, in one state, there is a law against feeding wild animals. Residents are not supposed to do this because it can attract dangerous wildlife that would otherwise stay away from people. The law is in place to keep people safe, but should a violation of this law automatically result in jail time? This is the question people are asking after an 81-year-old woman with Alzheimer's was put in jail for this offense.