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    Case would let thousands of Calif. criminals vote

    Only in La La land......wonder if DD had a hand in this?


    Case would let thousands of Calif. criminals vote - Yahoo! News
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    Re: Case would let thousands of Calif. criminals vote

    hardcore criminals in my opinion are an unknown voting block.studies show they tend to be more liberal but since felons arent allowed to vote no one actually knows for sure other than what was gathered from weak studies and polls.

    california is very criminal friendly state but ill give them one thing,they usually dont arrest people for weed,rather just fine them or make them go through rehab and do community service.i get tired of prisons releasing rapists and murderers because they need to make room for potheads getting arrested,just throw them in rehab fine them $100 and if you want to deter them,take them out back and beat them with a rubber hose,but for the love of god save our crowded prisons for real criminals!

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    Re: Case would let thousands of Calif. criminals vote

    Question: Why is it bad, immoral or wrong to let people who've served their time and repaid society vote?

    Answer: It isn't.

    The isolation of people who've been to prison needs to stop. It's disgusting that in the 21st century we deny people their democratic rights simply to feel good about ourselves.
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    Re: Case would let thousands of Calif. criminals vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Question: Why is it bad, immoral or wrong to let people who've served their time and repaid society vote?

    Answer: It isn't.

    The isolation of people who've been to prison needs to stop. It's disgusting that in the 21st century we deny people their democratic rights simply to feel good about ourselves.

    i think criminals who paid their time on voting depends on the type of crime.violent felonies you may have paid your time,but all in all you can never fully repay murder rape etc.for non violent felonies and misdomeaners once your time is done i believe you should have full rights like any citizen!

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    Re: Case would let thousands of Calif. criminals vote

    I don't get why people can't vote in prison. What, are they gonna vote in a bunch of pro-prisoner candidates?

    Gun rights should be restored as well. Self defense is a human right.

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    Re: Case would let thousands of Calif. criminals vote

    like i said in other posts it depends on the type of crime.many felonies are just stupid and dont equal people losing their rights.like a guy who gets his gun and voting rights taken away for knocking a mail box is stupid.people on drugs deserve their rights back upon full rehabilitation or repayment to society.so long as as the crime wasnt extremely violent as to take someones life,or severely violate other peoples rights,i believe they should have full rights restored upon serving time.however while in prison voting is part of their rights,and part of their punishment is they lose their rights until complete their time!

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    Re: Case would let thousands of Calif. criminals vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Question: Why is it bad, immoral or wrong to let people who've served their time and repaid society vote?
    the article I read didn't have anything to do with those that served time. It is about those serving time.

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    Re: Case would let thousands of Calif. criminals vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Question: Why is it bad, immoral or wrong to let people who've served their time and repaid society vote?

    Answer: It isn't.

    The isolation of people who've been to prison needs to stop. It's disgusting that in the 21st century we deny people their democratic rights simply to feel good about ourselves.
    Whoa. I agree with Hatuey here.

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    Re: Case would let thousands of Calif. criminals vote

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    the article I read didn't have anything to do with those that served time. It is about those serving time.
    From the sound of it, California is essentially trying to commute/reduce their sentences, which would mean that they have served their time. As far as I can tell these changes wouldn't affect the voting rights (or lack thereof) of anyone who was still incarcerated after the sentences were reduced.

    Makes sense to me that people who are on parole, or even serving a short sentence in a local jail rather than a prison, should have the same voting rights as everyone else. I don't really see what negative outcome could possibly arise from this, and therefore I'm inclined to support it.
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    Re: Case would let thousands of Calif. criminals vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    From the sound of it, California is essentially trying to commute/reduce their sentences, which would mean that they have served their time. As far as I can tell these changes wouldn't affect the voting rights (or lack thereof) of anyone who was still incarcerated after the sentences were reduced.

    Makes sense to me that people who are on parole, or even serving a short sentence in a local jail rather than a prison, should have the same voting rights as everyone else. I don't really see what negative outcome could possibly arise from this, and therefore I'm inclined to support it.
    I really don't care either way, but it is important to clarify this isn't about those that served their time. If you are on parole, you are still serving time. If you get moved to a lower security prison, you are still serving your time. these people have not repaid their debts to society.

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