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

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    Do you think that should trigger the 3rd strike rule? And do you realize how hard it is to change a law?
    yes to both
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    Re: Supreme Court orders California to release tens of thousands of prison inmates

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    they already do. the point is, there is no excuse for stealing aspirin. care to try again?
    I guess the distinction between "People who steal aspirin should be punished" and "People who steal aspirin should be locked in a cage for 25 years at taxpayer expense and subjected to daily rapes" is a little too nuanced for you.
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    Re: Supreme Court orders California to release tens of thousands of prison inmates

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I cry just as loud when my tax dollars are wasted on welfare to support yet another generation of worthless deadbeats.
    That's exactly what you're doing by supporting the incarceration of people who are no threat to society. Actually, it's worse than that, because some of them wouldn't otherwise be worthless deadbeats at all, they'd be productive citizens.
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    Re: Supreme Court orders California to release tens of thousands of prison inmates

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    i'd be interested in seeing the statistics on that.
    Indeed. Although, I doubt anyone keeps statistics to that extent. However, I don't think you can assume that most three time offenders were three time recidivists.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I cry just as loud when my tax dollars are wasted on welfare to support yet another generation of worthless deadbeats.
    There are worthless deadbeats on every rung of the socioeconomic ladder. Every one of those deadbeats on the top of the ladder probably receives the equivalent in tax dollars as a thousand on the bottom, and yet we only hear about the bottom.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    Breaking and entering = violent.
    Does this mean I have a free pass to commit all the burglaries I want without fear of the law?

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    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

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    Does this mean I have a free pass to commit all the burglaries I want without fear of the law?
    Burglaries = violent.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    There are worthless deadbeats on every rung of the socioeconomic ladder. Every one of those deadbeats on the top of the ladder probably receives the equivalent in tax dollars as a thousand on the bottom, and yet we only hear about the bottom.
    Other than the government not taking more of what belongs to them, how does this work exactly?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    Burglaries = violent.
    really? No one is home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
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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
    really? No one is home.
    Depends on the state. But violent =/= people

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