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Thread: Should the Judges have the choice to sentence Non Violant Offeders to the Military

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    Should the Judges have the choice to sentence Non Violant Offeders to the Military

    So this has come up a few time at work.

    Should Judge have the choice to give defender who are none-violent and facing prison time choice either the Military or Jail.

    Back in the day it used to be a very comman thing for Judges to give first timer's the choice.

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    Re: Should the Judges have the choice to sentence Non Violant Offeders to the Militar

    Having our military filled with criminals who don't really want to be there isn't a good idea. It would cause serious discipline and morale problems, plus you'd have to watch them like hawks to prevent them from walking off with expensive military hardware. Furthermore, having people with pure impulse control perform missions in proximity to civilians is flirting with death. Finally, it would make for lousy PR. The all volunteer military doesn't need this kind of problem.

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    Re: Should the Judges have the choice to sentence Non Violant Offeders to the Militar

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Having our military filled with criminals who don't really want to be there isn't a good idea. It would cause serious discipline and morale problems, plus you'd have to watch them like hawks to prevent them from walking off with expensive military hardware. Furthermore, having people with pure impulse control perform missions in proximity to civilians is flirting with death. Finally, it would make for lousy PR. The all volunteer military doesn't need this kind of problem.
    The military will convert them into soldiers.
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    Re: Should the Judges have the choice to sentence Non Violant Offeders to the Militar

    If it's a choice, then sure, why not?
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    Re: Should the Judges have the choice to sentence Non Violant Offeders to the Militar

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    So this has come up a few time at work.

    Should Judge have the choice to give defender who are none-violent and facing prison time choice either the Military or Jail.

    Back in the day it used to be a very comman thing for Judges to give first timer's the choice.
    Sure, give many different options.

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    Re: Should the Judges have the choice to sentence Non Violant Offeders to the Militar

    Military should stay a choice in the US, so no.
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    Re: Should the Judges have the choice to sentence Non Violant Offeders to the Militar

    This, of course, depends on the crime and the individual.
    And these are the "key" words.
    We must stop treating these unfortunates all the same...Many can be saved...I think.
    Our military has done it before with petty crime commiters..Are there any meaningful case studies ???
    Anyone man enough to come forward.??..

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    Re: Should the Judges have the choice to sentence Non Violant Offeders to the Militar

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Back in the day it used to be a very comman thing for Judges to give first timer's the choice.
    That was back during the WWII and Vietnam era, when we really needed all the soldiers we could get.

    Nowadays we've got all we need in an all-volunteer army. Should that change, then I might support sentencing criminals to the military.

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    Re: Should the Judges have the choice to sentence Non Violant Offeders to the Militar

    Absolutely not. The job of the military is to be able to fight and win wars, not reform criminals.

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    Re: Should the Judges have the choice to sentence Non Violant Offeders to the Militar

    I am uncomfortable with the idea of Military service being meted out as a sentence for crimes committed.

    The choice to serve should be free from all coercion.

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