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  • 3 years or more in prison.

    9 39.13%
  • 2-3 years in prison

    3 13.04%
  • 1-2 years in prison

    2 8.70%
  • a year or less in jail

    0 0%
  • severe fines

    8 34.78%
  • lenient fines

    1 4.35%
  • permanently banned from journalism

    12 52.17%
  • community service

    6 26.09%
  • nothing

    0 0%
  • other/I do not know

    6 26.09%
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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    That would be funny and perhaps it would send a message to other journalists to not **** with the privacy of their fellow citizens.
    yeah true. I always saw journalists as being somewhat a-retentative and that might change things a bit



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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    Well a good start would be them loosing their jobs.

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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    whatever they do to non-journalists
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    whatever they do to non-journalists
    What kind of punishments does a non-journalist receive for hacking or wiretapping a phone?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    What kind of punishments does a non-journalist receive for hacking or wiretapping a phone?
    they get suspended and their boss takes their gun and badge until the arbitrator makes his ruling



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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    3+ years, severe fine and banned from practising journalism. Tabloid journalists piss me off to no end, the sentence should be lessened if they revealed real news.
    I agreed with the 3+ years and severe fine. I'm not for the banning.

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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    I don't know if you can "ban" them from journalism or not. But I would say at least 3 years in prison (we give out much longer sentences for less), severe fines, community service...lots of it.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    I wouldn't know where to begin or how to place judgement on this. I will say this no one and I mean no one is above the law that the citizenry supports and or voted on etc. So if this journalist goes before a court and is judged and convicted by his peers, then let the judge decide and whatever he decides I am good with.

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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    I wouldn't know where to begin or how to place judgement on this. I will say this no one and I mean no one is above the law that the citizenry supports and or voted on etc. So if this journalist goes before a court and is judged and convicted by his peers, then let the judge decide and whatever he decides I am good with.
    That is what we shall all have to do. But the question posed by the thread is "what should happen", and for that we are allowed to theorize.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That is what we shall all have to do. But the question posed by the thread is "what should happen", and for that we are allowed to theorize.
    I suppose your right and therefor I will abstain...no I won't 3 years prison but suspended, 50,000 dollar fine, I believe this is the law for violating the privacy act, it could have been 5 years and 250,000. The 50,000 dollar fine could be reduced in exchange for community service such instructional classes to future journalist. All this said, I also would allow civil suits to be brought forth for any personal injury to others this may have caused but with limits.

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