Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
1. We didn’t go into Iraq or Kuwait because the regimes were abusing their citizens. In both those cases the President received congressional approval. The invasion of Libya is unconstitutional. End of story. You might be able to argue that the feds have the right to intervene in situations where American Citizens are being mistreated but you have failed to make that argument.
2. Forcing the state to release tens of thousands of inmates would have done nothing to save the lives of those who were the subject of this lawsuit. This was about providing mental and medical health care to inmates, primarily mental health care. Two seriously mentally ill inmates committed suicide. Those are the deaths being sited.
⚧ C.T.L.W. You figure it out
My Endo doc went over my blood work. "I see your estrogen level is now at 315, do you feel like you have too much Estrogen now?"
I told her "... N... N.. No..." and started crying.
Well what they'er doing isn't going to fix anything.
It's just a bandaid - a temporary solution to a far deeper and much larger problems.
If the laws are corrupt they need to fix those - but just turning out convicted criminals to the streets isn't going to 'fix them' - in fact - they're worse off and many will just do something else to get back into the system.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Drug users are criminals because the system labels them as such. Not because there is anything inherently wrong with what they're doing. Drug laws are based on a moral agenda, nothing else. You just admitted it. You want to try drugs but you don't because they're illegal. Are there any other illegal activities which you may want to try but don't because of their legal status? Murder? Rape? Your statement is proof that drug laws are in essence based on the personal opinions of certain people and not a survivalist contract of any sort... be treated as such.
More proof of your ignorance. Most of the industrial world employs restorative justice. The US is still stuck in middle age level punishments. Whereas we should be encouraging small time criminals to turn away from crime we hit them with excessive sentences. Whereas we have chances to create a system where a person isn't bound to the mistakes they make in their youth, we have a system that constantly reminds convicts of their mistakes. Crime laws have only increased in the last 100 years. Is it any surprise that the 'tough on crime' laws have had the adverse effect of creating criminals?I say go for it, try the "touchy feely" approach to crime, let us know how that works out for you.
Last edited by Hatuey; 05-23-11 at 03:01 PM.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK