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2013-04-03 06:59:04 AM

doglover: J. Frank Parnell: The Snow Dog: Something wrong with castration?

Would probably be considered inhumane to do to people like him, even after all he's done.

But i think it would be interesting to have that as a consequence if he re-offends, and more people would agree that's fair. Maybe even let any woman he attacked do it. With dull rusty scissors.

Ya'll Y'all is be monsters.

6' of rope, 7' of drop.


FTFM
 
2013-04-03 07:18:39 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: /no I am not bringing up racism, but rather slavery... slaves came still come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.

FTFY
 
2013-04-03 07:29:15 AM
Meh, serial rapists aren't nearly as terrifying as parallel rapists...
 
2013-04-03 07:55:52 AM

orbister: Metalithic: Members of the US Armed Forces have made a great number of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq suffer. Would you agree, then, that they are evil?

The ones who did it gleefully, yes.

"Gleefully" was not in the definition of evil offered.


It is reasonably inferred from "gloat" and "basking."
 
2013-04-03 08:03:12 AM

doglover: 37 years in jail for rape is a waste of time.

Best Case: The person actually rehabilitates and is then stuck in jail longer than I've been alive.

Worst Case: When I sees a man I likes I tells him "I likes ya, and I wants ya. Now we can do this the easy way or the hard way." I'm a warrior. A Booty Warrior.


This is why it's much easier to just make rape a hangin' crime. It's better for everyone, really.


Yeah, it isn't like anyone ever is falsely convicted of rape or anything
 
2013-04-03 08:10:06 AM
The Angry Hand of God: This is why I can't stand all the Fark retardation against the death penalty. This guy should have been executed.  No questions asked.  If you don't believe he should be killed, then you have to believe that you can rehabilitate someone like this.  Spending over 20 years behind bars will NOT make you a better person.  Once in a while, the justice system will convict an innocent, and in those circumstances, I believe that the prosecutor and all else involved should be held personally accountable for destroying someone's life.

The more likely scenario is that someone that is ""wrongly" convicted of murder is guilty of a million other offenses.  I am not saying that those justify the death penalty, but for f*cks sake, can we please stop pretending that you can go to jail and have a productive life thereafter?  If you served your time, you should not EVER have to admit that you were convicted of a felony when filling out a job application.  You did your time.  If you are wrongly convicted, you are more than screwed for the rest of your life.  I would rather be wrongly convicted and have a bullet in my skull from day 1, than pretend that jail is any sort of rehabilitation

Jury too?  Fact, not one executed person has ever committed another crime.
 
2013-04-03 08:34:23 AM

kronicfeld: orbister: "Gleefully" was not in the definition of evil offered.

It is reasonably inferred from "gloat" and "basking."


It would be, yes, if either "gloat" or "basking" had actually been used. The full quote to which I was responding was "People who make other people suffer are evil. That's pretty much the definition." You'll observe that there is no mention of gloating or basking there.

Even if you add gloating and basking to the definition, does it hold. There is a whore posting in another thread who earns her living by making her clients suffer. Is she evil?
 
2013-04-03 08:38:32 AM
IMO people like this should be required to wear ankle monitors until the day they die. They'll be able to live mostly normal lives, but not so able to hurt people.

What an ankle monitor might look like:
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2013-04-03 08:48:51 AM

mizchief: SpdrJay: Maybe the judge thought it was just rape, and not rape rape....

read that as "grape rape"


i98.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-03 08:55:30 AM
Uncle Tractor

IMO people like this should be required to wear ankle monitors until the day they die. They'll be able to live mostly normal lives, but not so able to hurt people.

What an ankle monitor might look like:


No sir. that's a boob. You can tell because it's a ... oh down there.
 
2013-04-03 08:58:32 AM
Shouldn't that be two-thirdsway house?
 
2013-04-03 09:05:13 AM

kazrak: Cases like this are why you get sexually-violent predator laws in many US states.  These are basically laws for committing someone to a mental hospital "until cured" (read: until they die) if a jury decides they meet the criteria - convicted of a violent sexual offense, diagnosed with mental illness, and likely to reoffend.

/ Sat on one of those juries.
// Sent the guy to Coalinga.
/// No regrets.  Guy had raped at least four kids that he admitted to.


We have that too. It's called "dangerous offender" status and it's the only thing that allows us to imprison someone indefinitely for a crime that isn't already punishable by life in prison. Why this guy has it is beyond me.

rhondajeremy: If dude finished his whole sentence in prison, the system would be forced to let him go with no community monitoring. They do the statutory release so the system can legally track their every movement.

//not perfect but best system we've got


Came here to say FARKING THIS. He did not get a life sentence (which, even after parole, means you will be under some sort of supervision for the rest of your life), he got 37 years, which strikes me as a bit weird because I didn't know there were sentences longer than 25 years that didn't have life sentences glued to them, but I didn't sleep too well last night and I'm pretty tired so I'm just going with it.

The government owes it to both the offender and the public in the area where he'll eventually be living to re-integrate him into society as best we can because it beats just kicking him out of jail, unemployed and broke at 50 with other cons as his only friends.
 
2013-04-03 09:08:17 AM
Er, why this guy *doesn't have it*.  One hell of a typo there, sparky.
 
2013-04-03 09:31:43 AM
The papers also indicate O'Brien's risk of sexually reoffending is in the high end of the moderate range and that his risk for general violence is in the moderate range.
 It seems that, after all, there are criminals, not people "forced into crime by poverty and oppression."
 
2013-04-03 09:51:12 AM

rosebud_the_sled: "Don't rent a room to that guy and make sure he falls down the steps on the way out."  I was always happy to oblige.


At one end of the spectrum you're a menace that deserves be locked up. At the other end you're just a delusional liar.

If you honestly owned a halfway house and delivered vigilante justice like this, you're a dirtbag of the highest order.

My money is on total farking liar though.
 
2013-04-03 09:55:59 AM

ladyfortuna: Popular Opinion: release him in a liberal neighborhood where they believe in rehabilitation.

I have 'liberal' friends who live in St. Johns, and the female member of the family would probably be a prime target (works in tourism industry to boot, ie. low income and more vulnerable). Fark you.


Well, I think she's safe from this particular guy since St. John's is in Newfoundland and Saint John is in New Brunswick. I can't imagine he'd travel to Newfoundland to rape.
 
2013-04-03 09:59:55 AM

Metalithic: orbister: ladyfortuna: doglover: People who make other people suffer are evil. That's pretty much the definition.

Agreed.

Members of the US Armed Forces have made a great number of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq suffer. Would you agree, then, that they are evil?

The ones who did it gleefully, yes.


Such as the Obama administration as a whole when they popped champagne bottles on the night they took down OBL?  That was gleeful.  I guess Obama is as evil as the Republicans say he is...according to your blanket stupidity.
 
2013-04-03 10:02:33 AM
Gyrfalcon:

Right now, prison neither punishes nor rehabilitates; and until it actually does one or the other, it will do nothing but provide room and board and a classroom for willing felons.

So you are claiming that people are indifferent to incarceration and that there is a 100% recidivism rate?  Somehow I suspect you are wrong on both claims.
 
2013-04-03 10:04:14 AM

doglover: super_grass: Vermin deserve to be eradicated lest they are allowed to fester and harm others.

But you don't have to make them suffer.

People who make other people suffer are evil. That's pretty much the definition.


No.  It's not.
 
2013-04-03 10:08:48 AM
I see the rehabilitation programs at the Dorchester Penitentiary are working well...  http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2000/09/28/nb_mgsex_000928.html
 
2013-04-03 10:16:16 AM

The Angry Hand of God: This is why I can't stand all the Fark retardation against the death penalty. This guy should have been executed.  No questions asked.  If you don't believe he should be killed, then you have to believe that you can rehabilitate someone like this.  Spending over 20 years behind bars will NOT make you a better person.  Once in a while, the justice system will convict an innocent, and in those circumstances, I believe that the prosecutor and all else involved should be held personally accountable for destroying someone's life.

The more likely scenario is that someone that is ""wrongly" convicted of murder is guilty of a million other offenses.  I am not saying that those justify the death penalty, but for f*cks sake, can we please stop pretending that you can go to jail and have a productive life thereafter?  If you served your time, you should not EVER have to admit that you were convicted of a felony when filling out a job application.  You did your time.  If you are wrongly convicted, you are more than screwed for the rest of your life.  I would rather be wrongly convicted and have a bullet in my skull from day 1, than pretend that jail is any sort of rehabilitation


The problem with the death penalty is that it's final. There's no going back, no way to compensate the convicted for a wrongful conviction. There have been, in the last few years, a LOT of rape conviction reversals where DNA showed beyond a shadow of doubt that the guy convicted could not have committed the crime. Given (1) the varying competences of law enforcement personnel, (2) the documented discrepancy of eyewitness accounts, (3) the fact that our lawyer confrontational / kabuki theater legal system puts a lot of emphasis on not-necessarily-rational jury persuasion, and (4) the nature of the jury pool (and a bunch of various other factors) I suspect that the same applies to death penalty cases.

There are several theories of punishment. Rehabilitation is pretty far down on the plausibility list.
 
2013-04-03 10:19:40 AM

kronicfeld: orbister: Metalithic: Members of the US Armed Forces have made a great number of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq suffer. Would you agree, then, that they are evil?

The ones who did it gleefully, yes.

"Gleefully" was not in the definition of evil offered.

It is reasonably inferred from "gloat" and "basking."


"gloat" and "basking" were not offered either.  That's your contribution.  But, once again, when champagne flowed on May 1, 2011 at the Whitehouse, by this definition, the Obama administration finally matched the images many Republicans have about them: evil
 
2013-04-03 10:49:50 AM
hey it could be worse....they could make him a professor at Columbia University.
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2013-04-03 11:20:40 AM

Jim_Callahan: demaL-demaL-yeH: The acceptable number of innocent people jailed is zero.
Your system of not even bothering with laws and courts has been tried.
How are human rights and quality of life in Somalia doing these days?

//Admittedly, erring on the side of avoiding false positives is in fact built into most common-law-based justice systems.  But it's a philosophical guideline based on reasonable standards of proof, whereas the legal term for what you're proposing is "so farking stupid that I lost civics knowledge and IQ points just from reading it".  Your post is the intellectual equivalent of five bottles of Thunderbird and a month's rent spent on lottery tickets, I hope you're proud of yourself.


randomjsa: You don't accept the system that occasionally falsely punishes the innocent? I don't accept your system... which would break down and destroy society in no time at all. I can accept the dark and awful problems the system I support creates but I have a feeling you would be entirely unwilling to even seriously consider worst case scenarios and the problems with what you're suggesting.


I'll try to make this simple for you: The null hypothesis of our criminal justice system is the presumption of innocence.

You are both rejecting the very foundation of our system of justice and substituting a system that accepts random acts of vengeance against innocent persons. No such system can claim to be just.

The reason we presume innocence is because no human being should be deprived of freedom, let alone life, for a crime that person did not commit.  As a society, and as human beings, we realize that a Type II error does not harm innocent people.
Type I errors, on the other hand, cannot ever be compensated. Type I errors where a wrongfully convicted person is executed are not acceptable in any way, shape, or form.

I reject your strawman, Jim, and substitute empirical reality: The legal term for what I'm proposing, maroon, is called "presumption of innocence".
And random, I sincerely hope that you do not experience a Type I error at your sedition trial.
 
2013-04-03 11:52:57 AM

demaL-demaL-yeH: Jim_Callahan: demaL-demaL-yeH: The acceptable number of innocent people jailed is zero.
Your system of not even bothering with laws and courts has been tried.
How are human rights and quality of life in Somalia doing these days?

//Admittedly, erring on the side of avoiding false positives is in fact built into most common-law-based justice systems.  But it's a philosophical guideline based on reasonable standards of proof, whereas the legal term for what you're proposing is "so farking stupid that I lost civics knowledge and IQ points just from reading it".  Your post is the intellectual equivalent of five bottles of Thunderbird and a month's rent spent on lottery tickets, I hope you're proud of yourself.

randomjsa: You don't accept the system that occasionally falsely punishes the innocent? I don't accept your system... which would break down and destroy society in no time at all. I can accept the dark and awful problems the system I support creates but I have a feeling you would be entirely unwilling to even seriously consider worst case scenarios and the problems with what you're suggesting.

I'll try to make this simple for you: The null hypothesis of our criminal justice system is the presumption of innocence.

You are both rejecting the very foundation of our system of justice and substituting a system that accepts random acts of vengeance against innocent persons. No such system can claim to be just.

The reason we presume innocence is because no human being should be deprived of freedom, let alone life, for a crime that person did not commit.  As a society, and as human beings, we realize that a Type II error does not harm innocent people.
Type I errors, on the other hand, cannot ever be compensated. Type I errors where a wrongfully convicted person is executed are not acceptable in any way, shape, or form.

I reject your strawman, Jim, and substitute empirical reality: The legal term for what I'm proposing, maroon, is called "presumption of innocence".
An ...


*golf clap*  well done indeed.
 
2013-04-03 11:58:06 AM
High end of moderate likelihood to reoffend. Raped 8 women. Didn't serve his full term.
 
2013-04-03 12:23:24 PM

machoprogrammer: doglover: 37 years in jail for rape is a waste of time.

Best Case: The person actually rehabilitates and is then stuck in jail longer than I've been alive.

Worst Case: When I sees a man I likes I tells him "I likes ya, and I wants ya. Now we can do this the easy way or the hard way." I'm a warrior. A Booty Warrior.


This is why it's much easier to just make rape a hangin' crime. It's better for everyone, really.

Yeah, it isn't like anyone ever is falsely convicted of rape or anything


Women never lie about such a thing, you dirty misogynist. In fact, they are incapable of lying in general.
 
2013-04-03 01:17:08 PM
If you house him with a women on parole for prostitution that would willingly bang him, could you keep two people from re-offending?
 
2013-04-03 01:21:05 PM

ladyfortuna: Popular Opinion: release him in a liberal neighborhood where they believe in rehabilitation.

I have 'liberal' friends who live in St. Johns, and the female member of the family would probably be a prime target (works in tourism industry to boot, ie. low income and more vulnerable). Fark you.


of course i don't want to put your cousin (or anyone) in danger.
my point is, the liberal left are generally the ones (aclu) pleading for leniency, shorter sentences...etc...but of course they don't want these monsters released near them.

sort of the way they want to give poor people junk food and funds to buy drugs, as long as it is somebody else's money.
 
2013-04-03 01:22:58 PM

Flakeloaf: We have that too. It's called "dangerous offender" status and it's the only thing that allows us to imprison someone indefinitely for a crime that isn't already punishable by life in prison.


It's an IPP in the UK: Indeterminate sentence for Public Protection.
 
2013-04-03 02:11:52 PM

The Angry Hand of God: This is why I can't stand all the Fark retardation against the death penalty. This guy should have been executed.  No questions asked.  If you don't believe he should be killed, then you have to believe that you can rehabilitate someone like this.  Spending over 20 years behind bars will NOT make you a better person.  Once in a while, the justice system will convict an innocent, and in those circumstances, I believe that the prosecutor and all else involved should be held personally accountable for destroying someone's life.


Wrongful executions are a serious problem, but a much larger problem is that it's much better to be raped than raped and murdered. In states with the death penalty for rape before it was struck down, rape-murders were tremendously higher than in states with regular prison sentences. Bring back the death penalty for rape, and rapists will go back to silencing victims routinely.

My ideal: Mental institutions. These people have a few screws loose, and if we can medicate them, great. If they're total psychos who don't feel pain or pity, throw away the key.

I wish people would wake up to the fact that psychopaths exist everywhere, not just among the homeless drifters, and start working on legit ways to remove them permanently from a society they'd like to burn to the ground.
 
2013-04-03 02:20:59 PM

Popular Opinion: ladyfortuna: Popular Opinion: release him in a liberal neighborhood where they believe in rehabilitation.

I have 'liberal' friends who live in St. Johns, and the female member of the family would probably be a prime target (works in tourism industry to boot, ie. low income and more vulnerable). Fark you.

of course i don't want to put your cousin (or anyone) in danger.
my point is, the liberal left are generally the ones (aclu) pleading for leniency, shorter sentences...etc...but of course they don't want these monsters released near them.

sort of the way they want to give poor people junk food and funds to buy drugs, as long as it is somebody else's money.


The ACLU doesn't plead for leniency, that's your derp showing. They force governments to stop ignoring abuse of the powerless, or railroading them into jail, because before they stepped onto the scene things like sundown towns, coerced and falsified confessions, and beatings for being arrested as a hippie were perfectly normal. They force agencies to cross their i's and dot their t's, rather than taking shortcuts just because they think guy looks guilty of something and want to put someone away.

They review tens of thousands of cases a year and only take a handful of promising ones. You don't see all the times that they get a case packet and say, "There's no way this guy didn't do it. NOPE."
 
2013-04-03 02:30:22 PM

foxyshadis: Popular Opinion: ladyfortuna: Popular Opinion: release him in a liberal neighborhood where they believe in rehabilitation.

I have 'liberal' friends who live in St. Johns, and the female member of the family would probably be a prime target (works in tourism industry to boot, ie. low income and more vulnerable). Fark you.

of course i don't want to put your cousin (or anyone) in danger.
my point is, the liberal left are generally the ones (aclu) pleading for leniency, shorter sentences...etc...but of course they don't want these monsters released near them.

sort of the way they want to give poor people junk food and funds to buy drugs, as long as it is somebody else's money.

The ACLU doesn't plead for leniency, that's your derp showing. They force governments to stop ignoring abuse of the powerless, or railroading them into jail, because before they stepped onto the scene things like sundown towns, coerced and falsified confessions, and beatings for being arrested as a hippie were perfectly normal. They force agencies to cross their i's and dot their t's, rather than taking shortcuts just because they think guy looks guilty of something and want to put someone away.

They review tens of thousands of cases a year and only take a handful of promising ones. You don't see all the times that they get a case packet and say, "There's no way this guy didn't do it. NOPE."


you are largely correct...so i'll backtrack some

however, working to have known criminals set free because of clerical errors or lack of procedural accuracy is hardly protecting the public....
they should keep the perp in jail, and prosecute the bad cops or entities that failed to follow the rules.
 
2013-04-03 03:19:58 PM

Popular Opinion: however, working to have known criminals set free because of clerical errors or lack of procedural accuracy is hardly protecting the public....
they should keep the perp in jail, and prosecute the bad cops or entities that failed to follow the rules.


Yes, it'd be better to require resubmission of evidence and allow extra appeals, or at most a retrial, than to just give up and spring the guy. Agreed on that. But at least turning a DA's big win into a big loss down the road is likely to get them to think twice about future cases.
 
2013-04-03 05:47:45 PM

foxyshadis: Popular Opinion: however, working to have known criminals set free because of clerical errors or lack of procedural accuracy is hardly protecting the public....
they should keep the perp in jail, and prosecute the bad cops or entities that failed to follow the rules.

Yes, it'd be better to require resubmission of evidence and allow extra appeals, or at most a retrial, than to just give up and spring the guy. Agreed on that. But at least turning a DA's big win into a big loss down the road is likely to get them to think twice about future cases.


bottom line, you don't let a known rapist free on technicalities, which is somethig they do, so eff them.
If you cannot fix the cops without letting a known rapist free, keep your trap shut.
 
2013-04-03 10:26:20 PM
HindiDiscoMonster: Damaged goods or not, he is not a product, or a piece of property, but a human being regardless of the derpitude of most people, and when you start thinking of people as property this is what happens:

Just being born into the world does not make you a human being.  Your own true respect for the value of your existence determines your own value as a human being.  For good or bad, most things walking and talking on this planet are not human beings, just chunks of meat waiting to die.  It has nothing to do with how much money they have, their "breeding", their ethnic background or the schools they attended.

It has nothing to do with thinking of people as "property" either.  Someone who just exists, does not deserve respect from me, because they do not respect themselves.  Why would anyone want to own something of no value?
 
2013-04-03 11:54:51 PM
why are jails filled with people who smoked a joint
while dirtballs like this get to walk around?

he clearly forfeited his right to play
long ago.

people who approved his release
should be made to clothe and house him.
 
2013-04-04 12:19:01 AM

Uncle Tractor: IMO people like this should be required to wear ankle monitors until the day they die. They'll be able to live mostly normal lives, but not so able to hurt people.

What an ankle monitor might look like:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 450x600]


There are several things disturbing about that pic.  But I'm onboard with your idea.
 
2013-04-04 10:06:58 AM
So a convict serves his sentence and gets paroled, and people have a problem with this.

So what, "law and courts be damned, keep them in jail forever!"? That's not how it works.
 
2013-04-04 10:57:12 AM
25 years for rape is way more than most rapists get.
 
2013-04-04 09:48:59 PM

raatz01: 25 years for rape is way more than most rapists get.


and far less than they all deserve.
 
2013-04-04 10:46:57 PM

MaritimeGirl: ladyfortuna: Popular Opinion: release him in a liberal neighborhood where they believe in rehabilitation.

I have 'liberal' friends who live in St. Johns, and the female member of the family would probably be a prime target (works in tourism industry to boot, ie. low income and more vulnerable). Fark you.

Well, I think she's safe from this particular guy since St. John's is in Newfoundland and Saint John is in New Brunswick. I can't imagine he'd travel to Newfoundland to rape.


Bah. Well, despite my super-late-night-tired-beyond-belief geographic error, I'm sure SOMEONE could say the same about the place. So I still say, fark him.
 
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