Two Dogs Farking: A felony charge over $50? Yeah, that'll stand up on appeal.
accelerus: chop off her right hand and be done with it.
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Enemabag Jones: rnatalie,Class H felony.How many classes of felonies are there? Maybe the concept of felony needs to be dropped in circumstances of less then so many dollars?
Mr. Coffee Nerves: I'm trying to think of how a person could be lazier than telling a clerk "Look at my scratch-off ticket and tell me if I won" and, short of telling the girl behind the counter at McDonald's "I have beshat my sweatpants. Change me, for I am lovin' it" I'm failing.
Day_Old_Dutchie: Two Dogs Farking: A felony charge over $50? Yeah, that'll stand up on appeal.If things keep going the way they are by making petty crimes felonies then society will consist of 90% inmates; the only people not in jail will be CEO's politicians and fat cops.This is what people vote for everytime. Law 'n' Ordah!!!
accelerus: Day_Old_Dutchie: Two Dogs Farking: A felony charge over $50? Yeah, that'll stand up on appeal.If things keep going the way they are by making petty crimes felonies then society will consist of 90% inmates; the only people not in jail will be CEO's politicians and fat cops.This is what people vote for everytime. Law 'n' Ordah!!!The whole reason things "keep going the way they are going" is because jail these days isn't really a harsh punishment. Yes, there are isolated areas of prison rape, but by and large if you get hauled to jail for stealing, violence, or any of the other standard stuff you are basically on holiday. Free food, free medical care, free place to sleep, no rent, plenty of time to work out, and if you are one of those crafty inmates you will exit the system with MORE knowledge of crime and a stronger social network of criminal friends. You have countless examples of homeless guys who go and stir up trouble just so they can get a hot meal and bed to sleep in at the local jail.If you want jail to be a deterrent you have to make it really really bad for EVERYONE that's there. If you knew that you were going to be cold, sick, hungry, and at risk of being beaten up every single day - people would think twice. We would save untold millions and at the same time reduce the glamour of this "thug life" that's been idolized.Most of my focus is on theft of violence - i really don't give two craps about the 18 year old who got caught with a bag of weed on him. I think drugs are stupid - but who was he hurting really?I'd bet everything I have on theft dropping drastically 6 months to a year if we ever instituted a policy of cutting of a theifs hand. The social reinforcement / shame aspect alone would be a huge benefit to society. In a single generation we could teach the kids JUST how wrong stealing is and what the consequences are.
OgreMagi: Two Dogs Farking:A felony charge over $50? Yeah, that'll stand up on appeal.I'm thinking there might be a charge of fraud involved. Just a guess.
DigitalCoffee: Since there are already scanners that can scan your ticket and tell you if it's a winner or not (and how much if it is), why not take it to the next level? Just have the machines take in the ticket and dispense the winnings. If it's over a certain amount ($500 I think) spit the ticket back out with a claim form. It ain't rocket science and would go a long way in fighting fraud and theft./of course this makes some sort of sense, so we can't have that
accelerus: Well... to begin with you aren't that bright if you buy scratch off tickets in the first place. It's not much of a stretch to believe if someone is stupid enough to buy them in the first place, they are stupid enough to not be able to tell if they matched 3 sets of numbers (or whatever the game is)Math is hard?I've stood in line and watch scraggly homeless farks buy 20 dollars worth of tickets and then proceed to scratch them RIGHT there. Some people deserve to be homeless and using a rat for a pillow for crap like this.Now we the tax payers get to support this fat ugly whale for however long in jail - chop off her right hand and be done with it. Simple, clean, cheap, and you can be sure she wouldn't steal ever again.
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