View Poll Results: Should we bring back flogging?

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  • Yes, it is more humane than prison

    3 14.29%
  • Yes, it will save the government money and/or reduce crime

    4 19.05%
  • No, it is cruel and unusual punishment

    7 33.33%
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Thread: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

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    Re: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I see, out of sight, out of mind, right?
    You mean like our prisons?
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    Re: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Have you ever set foot in a prison? I have (no, not as a convict). They are not happy places by any stretch of the imagination. They are the closest thing to hell on earth that we have in this country.
    Beat me to it. I'm not sure where we as a nation got the idea that our prisons are border-line resorts, but it seems to have stuck. Maybe someone made a comparison to another nation's prisons at one point, declared that ours our resorts by comparison, and then the comparison got bastardized.
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    Re: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I see, out of sight, out of mind, right?
    Correct

    Why should I endure the visual punishment? What did I do?
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    Re: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

    Do you remember that case a few years back where some american kid in singapore or Hong Kong was caned? Seems to me for stupid violent acts that would be ideal. vandalism or the asses who drop concrete bricks or blocks onto the freeway are two perfect examples where a public caning would be appropriate.

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    Re: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Do you remember that case a few years back where some american kid in singapore or Hong Kong was caned? Seems to me for stupid violent acts that would be ideal. vandalism or the asses who drop concrete bricks or blocks onto the freeway are two perfect examples where a public caning would be appropriate.
    I agree. Some people just need to be taught to get their heads out of their asses, they don't need to be locked up. It would probably be a good idea for a lot of white-collar crime too, where the offender doesn't pose any real danger to society but nevertheless needs to be punished somehow.
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    Re: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

    Maybe we could make them do community service doing the same kind of work as they show in that program Dirty Jobs -- scrub out the inside of this **** tank, boy, or you're gettin' a whuppin!
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    Re: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I agree. Some people just need to be taught to get their heads out of their asses, they don't need to be locked up. It would probably be a good idea for a lot of white-collar crime too, where the offender doesn't pose any real danger to society but nevertheless needs to be punished somehow.

    and you aren't going to turn them into more effective criminals. some prisons are to mopes as Harvard business school is to entrepreneurs

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    Re: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Maybe we could make them do community service doing the same kind of work as they show in that program Dirty Jobs -- scrub out the inside of this **** tank, boy, or you're gettin' a whuppin!
    That's another possibility. As I see it, there are lots of good alternatives to prison time that would be appropriate for most nonviolent offenders. Flogging, a fine, community service, public shaming, house arrest, etc. IMO the only people who really belong in prison are people who have committed violent crimes or people who are a flight risk.
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    Re: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    While our current prison system is hideously and need of reform flogging in the not the answer. The pain is momentary and doesn't mitigate any potential threat from the offender. It also condones tortures and promotes a sadistic mentality.
    i voted yes. as far as your comment.....it wasn't just the "pain" which deterred the crime element. it was the "stigma" of being
    publicly flogged. you're basically tied to a post in front of family and neighbors with your charges being read aloud in the public square,
    and then whipped mercilessly. it had a psychological effect, i'm sure.
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    Re: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

    Sure! Give them the choice and if they take it on? Let em do it. BTW, it would make for good tv too. Instead of LockUp Raw? We see Flogging Raw. If these scumbags wish to give up their rights and be flogged? Who am I to argue. Of course what if you have someone who gets off on this type of pain? It will not deter them from commiting more crimes. As a matter of fact I am not sure flogging would be a good idea in the end cause it is like getting an adult spanking.
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