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

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

    years or more in prison.

    2-3 years in prison

    1-2 years in prison

    a year or less in jail

    severe fines

    lenient fines

    permanently banned from journalism

    community service

    nothing

    other/I do not know



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    I believe they should be severely punished. Its bad enough with the government does this sort of **** but private individuals/entities/companies should be banned from invading the privacy of citizens. Generally I think think anti-stalking laws should apply to journalist just as it does to crazy fans and exes. I think severe fines, ten year prison sentence and community service should suffice.
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    "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?

    jail is a waste of money

    a pubic caning would work well in such a situation



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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    jail is a waste of money

    a pubic caning would work well in such a situation
    Praise be to Allah, your punishment is just and wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Praise be to Allah, your punishment is just and wise.
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    Re: What should happen to journalist convicted of hacking/wire tapping phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    jail is a waste of money

    a pubic caning would work well in such a situation
    I beating is quick and over with real soon. This might be good for smaller offenses, but I think something major like this should be long lasting.
    "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
    I beating is quick and over with real soon. This might be good for smaller offenses, but I think something major like this should be long lasting.
    we could brand them-that lasts longer

    its a waste putting them in jail-jail should be reserved for people who have to be physically incapacitated to keep society safe



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    we could brand them-that lasts longer

    its a waste putting them in jail-jail should be reserved for people who have to be physically incapacitated to keep society safe
    Jail would keep society's privacy safe from journalists.
    "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
    Jail would keep society's privacy safe from journalists.
    then the tabloids would be filled with "I WAS A CELL BLOCK PRISON BITCH" or "I WAS GANG BANGED BY A GANG BANGER"



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    then the tabloids would be filled with "I WAS A CELL BLOCK PRISON BITCH" or "I WAS GANG BANGED BY A GANG BANGER"
    That would be funny and perhaps it would send a message to other journalists to not **** with the privacy of their fellow citizens.
    "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"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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