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  • He should be released because he's sick and tax payers should pay for the transplant if he cannot.

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  • He should remain in prison and tax payers should pay for his transpla.nt

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  • He should stay in prison and get the transplant if he can raise the money.

    10 23.81%
  • He should be released and the tax payers should not be on the hook for his care.

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  • He should remain in prison and he should not get a new heart because he's a sexual predator..

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  • I don't know

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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    see, my question is a bit more basic. why is a child rapist living long enough to need a heart transplant?
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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Because it's a justice system, not a revenge system.
    No, it isn'. It delivers neither justice nor revenge. It's a game that's played, that's all.

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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    They should perform the first half of the operation.

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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Preacher View Post
    They should perform the first half of the operation.
    What's that story about 2 women claim the same baby as their own, The wise king orders the baby cut in half. One woman screams that she is lying. The wise king now knows who the mother of the baby is, Or something like that.

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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Under the socialized medicine scam the fascists passed last year, the whole matter is irrelevant.

    The courts will rule that the convict must be awarded the best care, since he will not have any alternative. That the fascist state is bent on denying all alternatives to law abiding ciitzens who aren't members of congress, judges, union leaders, or their families, is also irrelevant.

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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I think it's hard to say because you don't want to rob a person who has not committed a crime from getting a transplant which may be the case if you allow criminals to have them. But at the same accord, less you gave a life sentence you don't really want to condemn a man to death. Still I would have more sympathy for the common citizen in need of a heart as opposed to the criminal. And perhaps that's emotional, but that's pretty much how I feel.
    That's also a reasonable constraint on the consumption of a scarce precious resource. Part of the answer would be for what is this man convicted of. An eighteen year term indicates a truly serious violation. He wasn't flashing his lily at the park.

    It is certainly proper for the board allocating this heart to judge among the various recipients on their social merits. It can only go in one chest, and that's all there it to that. It should not be a blind lottery. Some people have, by their actions, earned the chance to be refused.

    That's only fair.

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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    This was in the news today;


    Fox23: Taxpayers to finance rapist prisoners heart transplant - Crime Confidential - Capital Region cops and courts - timesunion.com - Albany NY

    So, what's your opinion on what should happen here?

    These will be the choices once I get the poll up.

    -He should be released from prison because he's sick and tax payers should pay for the transplant if he cannot.
    -He should remain in prison and get the transplant at tax payers expense.
    -He should remain in prison and he should get the transplant but only if he or his family can raise the money themselves. (I had to shorten this one for the poll)
    -He should be released from prison and the tax payers should not be on the hook for his care.
    -He should remain in prison and he's a sexual predator so he should not get a heart.
    -I don't know.
    He should get the transplant -- unless transplant committees address the issue of incarceration. And I would be amazed if they did. What if the guy were in jail for 2 years for stealing a car? We should just let him die?
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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    No, it isn'. It delivers neither justice nor revenge. It's a game that's played, that's all.
    We agree, so what do we do to change that?
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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by shintao View Post
    We agree, so what do we do to change that?
    I dont know, to me it's a no brainer. The guys wasn't sentenced to death,

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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Because it's a justice system, not a revenge system.
    no system can provide "justice". that being said, my basic question remains - why don't we execute child rapists.

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