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    Re: US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    When I was there I noticed Kilroy had been there too.
    You know what... me too! That kilroy dude was everywhere in Rome and Tuscanny....that dude gets around.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    what you think has no bearing on me...they're idiot kids.

    would they still be "idiot kids", had they for example, lit your house up as an arson 'prank'?

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    Re: US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    would they still be "idiot kids", had they for example, lit your house up as an arson 'prank'?
    So you equate scratching initials with a coin to arson?

    Ahh... good one!
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    would they still be "idiot kids", had they for example, lit your house up as an arson 'prank'?
    yes...

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    Re: US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    So you equate scratching initials with a coin to arson?

    Ahh... good one!
    destruction of someone else's property is destruction of someone else's property.

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    Re: US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    yes...
    and you would not push the police for jail time?
    really?

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    Re: US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    destruction of someone else's property is destruction of someone else's property.
    Scratching initials with a coin does not equal the arson of someone's home - at least not to reasonable people it doesn't.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Scratching initials with a coin does not equal the arson of someone's home - at least not to reasonable people it doesn't.
    reasonable people like those who realize which are historic sites and can't be replaced with a like substitute?


    yes, I did RTA
    "“It’s not an original wall but it’s nevertheless antique,” the spokesman said."

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    Re: US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    and you would not push the police for jail time?
    really?
    depends on the severity of the damage.... if they burned the whole house down, jail time would probably be in the cards... if they charred a wall or something minor, jail time seems excessive, and community service seems to fit the crime better.

    warehousing people like unwanted rabid animals isn't the answer for every crime, ya know.

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    Re: US tourists caught carving names into Rome’s Colosseum

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    depends on the severity of the damage.... if they burned the whole house down, jail time would probably be in the cards... if they charred a wall or something minor, jail time seems excessive, and community service seems to fit the crime better.

    warehousing people like unwanted rabid animals isn't the answer for every crime, ya know.

    That's difficult to say, arsonists -- put in prison-- have some of the lowest net recidivism rates of all criminals. is it because they actually get punished effectively enough? or is it inherent to the mindset of the crime?

    (I don't know the answer).



    With that said, I agree in general on non-violent offenders.

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