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What shall they do?

February 24, 2013

There have been calls of late to "lock 'em up," referring to those who commit crime....

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enigma

Feb-24-13 7:53 AM

"There are at least 11 million undocumented aliens in this country, right now. Many have been here for a generation or more"

If they've been here for a generation then they are no longer illegal, they are native born. Think before you write.

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eriklatranyi

Feb-24-13 8:05 AM

We are too soft on crime. That is why it continues to increase.

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JerryfromRI

Feb-24-13 8:10 AM

"If we imprison one bigshot or confiscate the resources of a company as punishment for criminal behavior, what collateral damage might be caused? Could we do more harm than good?"

I can honestly say my jaw dropped when I read this. Is this the start of a movement to protect the affluent from prosecution? A return to the aristocracy?

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ToTEXASfromPA

Feb-24-13 8:42 AM

Time to restart public hangings outside the courthouse. The repulsiveness of this will deter lots of crime.

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Class144

Feb-24-13 8:56 AM

"Time to restart public hangings outside the courthouse. The repulsiveness of this will deter lots of crime."

I bet that would send a tingle up your leg? Seeing the body go rigid and sway in the wind? Some of that good Old Testament justice, eh? Maybe we can then stone a few kids if we catch them working on the Sabbath or back talking their parents. Since you seem so inclined to public murder, perhaps you could be the first person to toss a stone?

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CMReeder

Feb-24-13 8:57 AM

Interesting letter from Stan but off the mark as is the responses.

How do you punish the bankers and financial wizards for doing what the system expects them to do? Nobody liked the result and you can punish them but the banking and financial institutions will just hire another one like the one who was convicted because this is what they are suppose to do.

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CMReeder

Feb-24-13 9:00 AM

The US has a very high incarceration rate compared with other industrial nations. That is the question Stan should had addressed. Why do we have such a high rate?

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CMReeder

Feb-24-13 9:05 AM

Nixon was pardoned but others were not. Reagan shoulder the blame but others took the fall. Clinton was impeached by the House but did not by the Senate, he can not go back into a law practice.

The question should be was that fair and was justice served?

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CMReeder

Feb-24-13 9:08 AM

Eric, Stan is correct in his statement about illegal immigrants. They are here for genenerations. They marry, have children and grandchildren and they(the illegal) is still here for generations.

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CMReeder

Feb-24-13 9:09 AM

Is it our unintended consequences as Stan writes or is it our systems unintended consequences?

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CHayes

Feb-24-13 10:16 AM

" We are too soft on crime."

Yeah! That's why we have the highest rates of incarceration in the world.

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CHayes

Feb-24-13 10:19 AM

" Time to restart public hangings outside the courthouse. The repulsiveness of this will deter lots of crime."

Worked pretty well for the Brittish here in the 18th century, eh?

Who would Jesus hang?

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Puppyman17744

Feb-24-13 10:59 AM

Get rid of them. Career criminals will always be a draw on our system and will only cost us money and resources. Third conviction get's you sent to the dog food factory. We can no longer afford to keep these problem criminals drawing us down. The sooner we get rid of them, the better. You know that deep down, you agree. I have spoken to many people who agree. Why don't we get together and tell the "Nations Leaders" how we feel?

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Class144

Feb-24-13 11:18 AM

"You know that deep down, you agree. I have spoken to many people who agree. Why don't we get together and tell the "Nations Leaders" how we feel?"

Aw**** Such sentiment. Why don't 'we?' Well, it's a free country. Why don't you assemble your minions and march right over to Washington, puff out your chest, and demand that all criminals become dog food after the third offense. What a novel idea. How long did it take to reach your stunning conclusion? At least you will get some Fox News time. You and your other follower.

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