There is a great man who works with gangs in Los Angeles...Father Greg Boyle, who has spent his life helping young men/women get out of the gangs and become productive members of society. He founded Homeboy industries. The wise man that he is....once said...."Give me 1000 fair paying jobs.....and I'll take 1000 gang members off the streets of Los Angeles."
Time and again....studies show that every dollar spent on prevention programs and rehabilitation saves a lot more in incarceration down the road...but the public doesn't want to fund those programs...and so we spend millions building more prisons.
Ever hear the saying...""Pennywise/pound foolish" or "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". We are not working smartly in this country and we are paying the price for it...and this is exactly what is coming to fruition in California and soon across the rest of the country.
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
I have a problem with “cruel and unusual punishment” being interpolated to cover a lot of the crap CA is doing. The Fed should have thrown this particular case out because of the mental therapy that CA will now be providing.
It is getting a bit insane (pun intended) here in CA and SCOTUS just made things astronomically worse.
Edit: this is why people should read about actual court rulings...90 % of the posts in this thread have exactly jack **** to do with the ruling.
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
Redress, it's kinda funny watching you try to keep this train wreck of a thread on the rails.
The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).
BTW, I have done more than read the court ruling; I have followed this case for a very long time. While it is true that this was being challenged under the Prison Litigation Reform Act, the case that was given standing was Coleman v. Brown where the District Court found that prisoners with serious mental illness do not receive minimal, adequate care in CA.
If you pointed out where my assertions aren’t applicable in this case, that would have been a valid argument but to summarily dismiss it on the inaccurate assumption that I haven’t read the ruling is in fact a failure on your part to know the facts of which you speak.
Who are they throwing out then? We have one of the highest incarceration rates of all the developed countries; that in and of itself should be a sign of what our government does. Merely throwing some people out isn't enough to make me run for the hills since many of whom we imprison probably shouldn't have been sent to prison in the first place.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville