Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9:12:06 AM
We don't need inmate rehab to prevent crimes, we need to start public hangings again. Typical right wing reactionary policy. How about being PROactive and addressing the issues that instigate most crimes, i.e. substance abuse, poverty, etc.? Naw, it`s just easier to hang`em.
This is also another great example of all the benefits of things that are privatized that never should be.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 7:50:44 AM
>We have, what, 25% of the world's prison pop. and only 10% of the world`s pop.?<
You actually only have 5% of the world`s population. Not only that, but whilst you`ve got a 1-in-106 chance of being in prison if you`re a white male, that rises to a staggering 1-in-15 for black males. Info here. Considering that only 1-in-44 Presidents have been black males (with the rest *all* being white males) that ought to tell the American people something about the way their government is deceiving them. It`s mind-blowing that there are American citizens serving life sentences for non-violent drug offences, when there are US soldiers and police officers serving as little as 1-to-10 years for crimes such as torturing civilians to death, murder of American citizens on American soil, and the rape and murder of an Iraqi schoolgirl. And none of them are black.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 12:14:52 AM
We may be falling behind elsewhere, but we're damn good at locking peeps up. We have, what, 25% of the world`s prison pop. and only 10% of the world`s pop.?
Between our wonderful war on drugs(I`ve never been more sarcastic in my life) and the fact that everything is becoming designed to put money in the right pockets, no wonder.
Plus there are those like quackor; he doesn`t get why some ppl do what they do and doesn`t want to since that would mean showing compassion and not nursing his ego by telling himself he`s better than everyone else.
I hear a lot about what`s wrong with the world; Imo what`s wrong is we don`t accept, or even tolerate, others nearly enough. I thoroughly believe most of our issues would fix themselves if we ignored who`s right or better or our enemy and accepted we`re all just humans and aren`t that different. It`s far easier for little problems to grow big when we`re busy fighting rather than watching each other`s backs.