1 in 100 americans behind bars

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  1. CptStern

    CptStern suckmonkey

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/28/us/28cnd-prison.html



    to be fair your draconian laws on drugs is probably responsible for a big chunk of that number ..whih in other countries wouldnt have been a prison sentence
     
  2. Sedako

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    I really hope our justice system receives an overhaul at some point in the near future. Most drug laws are ridiculous, and the fact that two 16 year olds can have consensual sex, yet the male is often forced to register as a sex offender... how about we use some actual logic once and a while? I fully support the abolishment of the current supreme court justices in favor of younger and more modernly educated individuals.
     
  3. CptStern

    CptStern suckmonkey

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    but the bush admin spent so much time replacing them with hand picked people who mirror their agendas
     
  4. Sedako

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    Oh yeah, we can't oppose the Bush regime! Time to get shipped off to Guantanamo.
     
  5. Tyguy

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    im sure the majority of inmates are there for non-violent drug "crimes". God forbid we send them to rehabilitation centers
     
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    It's not racial prejudice, they just commit more crimes :burp:

    Those figures are rediculous though, 1 in 100 americans behind bars?!

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  7. CptStern

    CptStern suckmonkey

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    holy shit, that's awesome crush
     
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    The real question is: why are they behind the bar instead of inside the bar?
     
  10. Eejit

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    Or, why are they behind bars instead of members of the bar?
     
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    Please note than 1 out of 100 American adults are behind bars.

    This is probably ages 18-59
     
  12. No Limit

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    I've seen a figure of 90% of blacks in washington DC have spent at least a day in jail. How ****ing nuts is that? Shows how unfair our justice system really is.
     
  13. Pesmerga

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    Unfair? It's not racial profiling if BLACKS KEEP COMMITTING CRIMES.
     
  14. Gray Fox

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    This is very worrying, I suggest we sit down and think of why whites and azians are lagging behind and find ways to get them up there on par with the blacks.
     
  15. Ennui

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    Putting people in prison makes them more likely to commit crimes when they get out than they were in the first place.
     
  16. Pesmerga

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    So, what? We're to just excuse them for committing the first crime?
     
  17. Eejit

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    Like buttrape.
     
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    I like how you refer to the war on drugs as "ours". It's our governments...I think it's a fruitless waste of money and resources.
     
  19. Eejit

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    Yeah because that's a Stern-only trait, referring to the programmes initiated by an elected government as being caused by the electorate.
     
  20. Vigilante

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    Programs initiated by 100 people.
     
  21. Ennui

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    No. Fine them out the ass, send them to drug rehab, put a felony on their record, confiscate their shit. For things like minor drug offenses there's no need for jail with murders and rapists and such.
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    i dont see why this is so hard to understand a. I am not american b. when I say "you" or "your" in a political discussion I'm refering to the government as a whole not the individual

    if I'm discussing the war in iraq with an american and say "you made the decision to invade" "you" refers to their country not the individual ..reading between the lines isnt all the difficult because last time I checked every day americans like you or anyone else on this board DO NOT DETERMINE POLICY

    ..methinks you really have nothing to say about this issue so you'll just take an easy eway out: shoot the messenger for the contents of the message
     
  24. Insano

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    When I saw the title, I actually though it meant that 1 in 100 americans is a bar tender. That would be awesome.

    It seems to me the US keeps going downhill. It's just a matter of time.
     
  25. Hapless

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    Wow!! One percent?!111oneone One whole percent of Americans? Something must be done!!:burp::O
     
  26. Pesmerga

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    Convinced me.
     
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    2.3 million isnt exactly a small number ..but then again you'd be out of a job so natch' you'd support moar people being in jail, AMIRITE Mr-I-like-incarcirating-people-for-fun-Occifer?? just pull up your jackboots put on your mirrored aviator shades, unwrap another stick of juicy fruit and go find some kids smoking a joint and send them down the river without a ****ing paddle!!!


    paid endoresement brought to you by General Electric, Powering prisons across america since 1921, we put the sparkle in electric chairs


    :E
     
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    Reading the thread when I wasn't either intoxicated or tired made the topic of the thread more clear. There was an interesting article on BBCx about prisons. Probably called something cheesy like "Behind Bars".
     
  29. Hapless

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    Perspective is everything, Mr. Smot-poking, "eh"-saying, Mao-loving, Canuck.

    :cheers:

    I gotta start doing a better job. 99% of Amerians are still roaming free.
     
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    adult americans ..dont be busting pre-schoolers, I know you want to but give the wee ones a break ..oh and just remember; if the perp cant trace his roots back to the Mayflower he's almost certainly guilty and should be tasered with extreme prejudice
     
  31. Hapless

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    I'm only one man! I'll crack under the pressure!
     
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    CptStern suckmonkey

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    deputise some truckdrivers/hunters/the recently parolled
     
  33. Hapless

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    :dork:that makes sense.:dork:
     
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    well they need to be a. street smart, good with firearms, and able to wear a uniform ..the recently parolled are perfect for this ....besides, there's a fine line between criminal and police officer anyways




    /runs
     
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    Whites commit a similar amount of crimes. The difference is that there is prejudice in the system against blacks and other minorities. Blacks will get pulled over a lot more by the police than whites. Once they are pulled over white people are far less likely to get searched than black people. Poor blacks don't have the same access to lawyers as middle class whites. And once the legal system comes in to play blacks end up facing much stiffer penalties than whites for the same crimes. A 17 year old black kid spending 2 years in prison for getting head from a white girl comes to mind.

    These things happen all the time, its nice of you not to notice and just blame black people for the problem. But now that I pointed this out I doubt you care. :rolleyes:
     
  36. Hapless

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    stop, or I'll shoot!


    seriously, though, how's the weather up there? How you liking the most snow cover since 1966? Has Al Gore been up there to see it for himself?:cheese::cheese:
     
  37. No Limit

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    Global warming causes extreme winters. Just because it has warming in the name doesn't mean it will always make things warmer, in fact it will do the opposite. Just wanted to point that out. ;)
     
  38. CptStern

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    dont you mean: "bangbangbang ....Stop or I'll Shoot ...again"


    btw you know that global warming doesnt actually mean doing away with winter all together do you? ...and besides the driving it's been nice to have so much snow for a change ..usually it's a shade of grey this time of the year as the old snow gets dirtier and dirtier
     
  39. Hapless

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    Oh boy. Still waiting for the big indictments for Rove and Cheney to be handed down?:bounce::bounce::bounce:
     
  40. Hapless

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    I'm ready for some global warming. we've had more snow and cold here, for a longer period of time, than we have in a long time. I'm sick of it.
     

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