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    Re: Supreme Court orders California to release tens of thousands of prison inmates

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    Re: Supreme Court orders California to release tens of thousands of prison inmates

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    I wasn't asking you to admit to being a racist.
    How is it racist to point out that just because middle-class white kids don't always go to prison for stupid mistakes, others may not be so lucky? Our criminal justice system is racist, not the people who call attention to that fact.
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    Re: Supreme Court orders California to release tens of thousands of prison inmates

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    I wasn't asking you to admit to being a racist.
    It was not a racist statement, its a general fact. Maybe you need to do some research on our Criminal Justice system. If you are a middle class white kid you are less likely to go to jail for "petty" offenses than if you are poor or black. My GF in high school got caught shoplifting $500 worth of stuff, she was let off. Yes, anecdotes don't mean anything, but its a common example.
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    Re: Supreme Court orders California to release tens of thousands of prison inmates

    I came back to California to retire in my home State, and now I wish I had stayed in Arizona where there are more sane people,

    California could use Bonds currently available to borough the money needed to house these bad guys, or they could take a page out of Sheriff Joe's book and build an huge tent city in the desert.

    I would like to see some brains put to work here but them the idiots just put Brown the clown back in Governors office and I see little hope for the State.

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    Re: Supreme Court orders California to release tens of thousands of prison inmates

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    At least California cares about the Constitutional rights of its prisoners. The situation is a lot worse in other states and yet the courts there will likely do nothing. In the last two states I have lived in they have tried privatizing prisons and that has been a disaster since guards are underpaid and under trained and incidents and escapes occur at vastly higher rates in those private institutions.

    When are people going to catch on that the war on drugs is a failure? When people are dying in mass in prisons or courts are releasing violent and sexual offenders by the thousands because of the mandatory sentences on drug offenders?
    Ah yes, California, defender of progressive, living document, Constitutional rights but denier of explicit rights that the Constitution actually took the time to clarify and preserve therein for the people.

    The state is going to need to declare bankruptcy soon but that is a much better alternative than getting serious about wasteful spending isn’t it?

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    Re: Supreme Court orders California to release tens of thousands of prison inmates

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    California could use Bonds currently available to borough the money needed to house these bad guys,
    Maybe your state wouldn't be in such dire financial straits if it didn't sell bonds to finance stupid **** like locking up potheads for years at a time.
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    Re: Supreme Court orders California to release tens of thousands of prison inmates

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Maybe your state wouldn't be in such dire financial straits if it didn't sell bonds to finance stupid **** like locking up potheads for years at a time.
    Come on, locking up potheads isn’t what CA does. That dog won’t hunt.

    Don’t get me wrong, the state is stupid but it is laughable to think potheads are serving hard time in CA for being potheads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: Supreme Court orders California to release tens of thousands of prison inmates

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Come on, locking up potheads isn’t what CA does. That dog won’t hunt.

    Don’t get me wrong, the state is stupid but it is laughable to think potheads are serving hard time in CA for being potheads.
    They lock up druggies.

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    Re: Supreme Court orders California to release tens of thousands of prison inmates

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    They lock up druggies.
    Who doesn't?

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    Re: Supreme Court orders California to release tens of thousands of prison inmates

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Ah yes, California, defender of progressive, living document, Constitutional rights but denier of explicit rights that the Constitution actually took the time to clarify and preserve therein for the people.

    The state is going to need to declare bankruptcy soon but that is a much better alternative than getting serious about wasteful spending isn’t it?
    That didn't really make much sense. When you have people literally dying in prison and in unhealthy and dangerous conditions, then it falls under cruel and unusual punishment. As a conservative, you should be happy with this decision, not all butthurt about it.

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