Go to jail or join the Army

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-01-30-army-jail_x.htm

Not sure if these are the types we want in the military.
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Female 84
ohhh,
so you killed 2 people in cold blood with a bic pen and proceeded to eat their faces. Well i think the best solution
is to GIVE U A BIGGER GUN!
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Female 174
The guy was an abuser, he needs counciling not jail time or military enlistment. That does nothing to help scumbags like him.

And FallenSoul, you have some skewed logic. No one should be should be *forced* to enlist ever, especially not as punishment for a crime. And to suggest it as an answer to homelessness, as if they were an inferior sort of people, is just ludicrous. What a removed person you must be to speak so dispassionately about those less fortunate.

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Male 85
You`re the kind of wife/gf all my friends had while i was in the navy.. Boo hoo! i can`t cope with sitting at home/working a job while my husband is out defending our nation, so i`ll just divorce him and steal his money. Saw it happen so many times.. Those women are pathetic.

As for the original topic, my Master Chief joined the navy through the military or jail program, after he stole a few cars and got caught. He retires next, after 24 years in. One of the smartest, most capable men i know. God knows how wrecked his life would have been had he simply been shoved off to some jail cell to rot.

Sure, not many turn around like that, but then, its worth it if even one does.

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Female 607
I don`t know how "army wives" cope. If my husband (in the future) joined the army I`d divorce him straight away. But I wouldn`t even go out with anyone who would, so there`s not much chance.

I keep thinking that if this war gets bigger, and they re-instate the compulsory joining, I`d just put on more weight and become too overweight to be eligible. I`d do anything to keep myself and those I love out of that bullshi*t.

BLOODY AMERICANS!

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Male 814
maybe this is why Canadian soldiers keep getting shot at by Americans...
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Male 730
actually targo, we`re both right. she said both. also, if by "psychopath" you mean a mentally ill person, there is a condition called *post traumatic stress disorder*! symptoms include (but are not limited to):
paranoia, depression and psychosis! all of which are enough to get oneself classified as "mentally ill". ever heard of the crazy vietnam vets? note the word CRAZY. as in insane. as in, mentally ill. (i am not implying that all vietnam vets are crazy, only some) sorry if this sounds defensive, but your unnessesary snide remarks got my back up. if you will reread my first post, i think you will find it entirely unagressive. peace.
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Female 216
Hm. He tried to attack his girlfriend? What an non-nice individual. I hope they give him hell.
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Female 3
But wasn`t that a standard choice a while back?
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Female 25
FallenSoul
Male, 13-17, Canada
329 Posts Wednesday, February 01, 2006 4:17:40 AM
Personally, I think the army would be a WAY better punishment then the average prison with it`s cable tv, work out rooms, three squar meals a day, internet access. Criminals have it to easy, they SHOULD be forced, not just offered, but forced to enlist. I also think it would be a good way to get homeless people off the street, enlist them too, just tell the addicted ones that the enemey stole their drugs and watch them go nuts.


Actually i think thats a good idea!
imagine it-`wer ma drugs!!!!
i dont know!!!
bang lol
I think that the military would a better and tougher punishment for him, give him some harsh discipline.

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Female 879
sorry to double post, but I just realized that the attorney, Matt Pynn, used to be our attorney , but we got rid of him because he is a COMPLETE DUMBASS (we call him Pin head)....jeeze
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Female 879
ugh this is weird, because I live in Lockport...greeeeeaaaaat
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Male 730
THANK GOD! i read the title and immedietly thought the draft had been reinstated! it wouldnt affect ME for quite a while, but this idiotic war doesnt look like it will be ending this century so...
also, fallensoul said nothing about mentally ill people, shes talking about criminals and drug addicts. not much better, but get it straight man! also, not only do psychopaths make the best soldiers, but soldiers become the most disturbed psychopaths! (insert bitter cynicism here)
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Female 335
We could have two armies, segregated for criminal and non-criminal. How peachy does that sound?

If you take offense, then burger off. :P It was a joke anyhow.

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Female 21
The army is a lot like jail anyway.
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Female 21
Like justlionel and Anchorless point out, this isn`t new. During Vietnam, judges would offer the choice to lots of small-time criminals. This guy got the offer because he said he wanted to go in the Army.
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Female 529
But will the Army take trash like him? They might not want him!
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Male 462
I`d rather go to jail!
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Female 304
sounds like a good idea to me.
too bad the son of a bitch is a poof
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Male 50
This has been going on since WWII. Yall don`t get out much do ya?

And maybe the army will straighted him out for good. Jail just makes a criminal worse.

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Female 45
Considering how low recruitment numbers are in every service branch of the military, this might not be a bad idea...
On the other hand, (speaking as an Army wife)I don`t know if I would feel good about such a guy being in my husband`s unit, possibly having to protect my husband in a deployment situation, or if the Army would truly be a good place for him and his anger...
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Female 607
I`d go to jail for 10 years rather than join the army.
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Male 17
Thats not really uncommon, if you look back at the `60`s, `70`s and even early `80`s that happened alot. Either join the military or go to jail. If you were kicked out of the military before your time was up, you were sent to jail.
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Male 2,567
o.O
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Male 923
Personally, I think the army would be a WAY better punishment then the average prison with it`s cable tv, work out rooms, three squar meals a day, internet access. Criminals have it to easy, they SHOULD be forced, not just offered, but forced to enlist. I also think it would be a good way to get homeless people off the street, enlist them too, just tell the addicted ones that the enemey stole their drugs and watch them go nuts.
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Female 2,144
I`d Hate To Join The Army. The Man Deserves To Go To Jail.
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Female 1,972
^^^Of course they are. The military`s job is to kill people and to break things. I wouldn`t want a bunch of fluffy bunny petting wussbags defending our country...I want a borderline sociopath like that guy.
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Female 2,244
What a weird judge.
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Male 10,115
Link: Go to jail or join the Army [Rate Link] - Not sure if these are the types we want in the military.
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