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DT:and so it begins

why do we kill people who kill people to show people that killing people is wrong?

Posted on 2008.06.05 at 07:37


try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-05-07 01:18 (UTC) ()
But there are some crimes that are so awful (rape and murder of an infant, say, or a child, or a repeat offender) that I have a hard time knowing my tax dollars are keeping the SOB alive, in prison, complete with gym and cable TV.

See, this is where I think it's the prison system that needs to be reformed. Also, I think that the people who are actually living a pampered, privileged incarceration aren't nearly as many as we've been led to believe.

But the prisons are so packed now with guys busted for selling an ounce of pot to a friend that we can't keep the really bad ones locked up.

Prisons are hella overcrowded, people are in prison who would do fine on home confinement (I'm thinking nonviolent crimes here), and I honestly believe that there are ways to rehabilitate people that don't involve incarceration at all). Prisons, IMO, don't do a heck of a lot to help people change their life.

And pot? Should be decriminalized, if not legalized, like yesterday.

And besides, Americans (and humans in general) aren't God and we need to stop acting like we are, on about a million levels.
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