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(NYPost)   If the Boston bomber recovers from his wounds, could he become a Columbia professor one day?   (nypost.com) divider line 28
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2013-04-22 01:29:05 PM
7 votes:
Someone spends 19 years in prison, gets paroled and then gets a decent job. Boo farking Hoo. Maybe we should just kill all prisoners and 'let Gawd sort them out'.
2013-04-22 02:36:08 PM
4 votes:

winterbraid: thurstonxhowell: she teaches about the problems facing newly released prisoners and their families.

That monster. I can't imagine how she could possibly have the nerve to think that she is qualified to teach on that subject.

How dare she secure employment after being released from prison!!!

/where are my pearls


Convicted felons are only allowed to host radio shows, not work in academia.  Thought everyone knew that.



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2013-04-22 02:14:17 PM
3 votes:
If a rightwing flunkie gets caught in the Watergate burglary and goes to jail, can he then get a job as a radio wingnut and call for "Headshots, headshots, no chest shots" at federal agents?
2013-04-22 02:09:56 PM
3 votes:
It's funny how "conservatives" want us to be a "Christian" country but they forget about that whole forgiveness thing.  But I guess Christ had bigger priorities, like gay marriage.
2013-04-22 01:54:16 PM
3 votes:
i don't know. could the new york post finger the wrong bombers and plaster their pics all across the front page?
2013-04-22 01:32:10 PM
3 votes:
One more thing about this idiot. It's all about him.

There's a terrorist in Boston -ignore that -pay attention to what happened to him 30 years ago because HE is more important than any current event.
2013-04-22 01:27:44 PM
3 votes:
Do the editors at NYP give each other prostate massages to pass the time?  It's more likely than you think!
2013-04-22 08:49:05 PM
2 votes:
The NYP clearly uses yahoo comments as "sources." They were using that joke since Thursday.
2013-04-22 02:23:09 PM
2 votes:

thurstonxhowell: she teaches about the problems facing newly released prisoners and their families.

That monster. I can't imagine how she could possibly have the nerve to think that she is qualified to teach on that subject.


How dare she secure employment after being released from prison!!!

/where are my pearls
2013-04-22 01:54:22 PM
2 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: If the New York Post were to hire actual journalists, could it become a source of information one day?


I think that's less likely than the bomber becoming a Columbia professor.
2013-04-22 01:31:12 PM
2 votes:
This is America. A land of second chances. I guess what I'm trying to say is, if I can change, and you can change, everybody can change.
2013-04-22 07:13:52 PM
1 votes:

Parthenogenetic: Talondel: Sadly over the last 50 years our criminal justice system has evolved to minimize the risk of recidivism, rather than to maximize the chance of reform.  This is largely because politicians get voted out of office when someone is released early and then commits another crime, but no one gets rewarded when someone is released early and they go on to be productive members of society.  One makes the news (and the political ads) and one does not.  Think Michael Dukakis and the prison furloughs (if you're too young to remember, just google it).  No one ever won an election in this country on a platform that said we're too tough on crime.

This has nothing to do with terrorism, but you might find this an interesting read:

The Drug Laws That Changed How We Punish


I was not familiar with that essay, but I'm quite familiar with the sentiment that it expresses. 

The problem with the shift in drug law, and really with all criminal law based on a 'deterrence' mindset, is math.

When the rationale behind the length of a criminal sentence is not 'how long do we need to rehabilitate you' but rather 'how much punishment will it take to deter you from committing a crime' the number is simply much higher.  This is because with deterrence you have to take into account how much prison time will convince a person not to commit a crime, even when it's not likely they will be caught (People don't generally commit crimes, even minor ones, if they think they will be caught.  As evidence, notice all the break lights that come on every time you pass a cop on the freeway).  So the punishment must be so severe as to dissuade even a person who is relatively certain they won't get caught from committing the crime.

This results in very long prison terms for those few people who do get caught.  Because the real reason for the punishment is not to rehabilitate them, or even to do justice for the victim.  Rather, it is about finding the punishment for that person that optimizes social utility by deterring others from committing a similar crime.  The person who is caught is simple an example to be made to others.

The long sentence is needed because the punishment must be 'multiplied' by several factors to make up for the fact that the majority of the people who commit the crime will not be caught.  This must be done, or else the punishment will not have the desired effect as a deterrent.
2013-04-22 04:29:36 PM
1 votes:

JesusJuice: No, and the coont in tfa should have spent her natural life on a cage. Same goes for that shiatstain Ayers.


Give it a rest and spare us the faux outrage. You didn't have any idea who Bill Ayers was before January 20, 2009.
2013-04-22 04:05:50 PM
1 votes:

cheyanne9: If one has doubt about Mr. Ayers and his guilt or innocence I would offer the case of "The People verses Simpson" 1994

Many saw Mr. Simpson set free. How many were stunned by that decision?


Purple monkey dishwasher?
2013-04-22 02:58:44 PM
1 votes:

Silly Jesus: But Fark has informed me that there are no left wing terrorists, only right wing.


careful, you're lying again. when you lie, it undermines your position.

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2013-04-22 02:55:19 PM
1 votes:

cheyanne9: [therealrevo.com image 480x600]
http://www.wnd.com/2012/01/381893/

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"Much of the controversy about Ayers during the decade since 2000 stems from an interview he gave to The New York Times on the occasion of the memoir's publication.[31] The reporter quoted him as saying "I don't regret setting bombs" and "I feel we didn't do enough", and, when asked if he would "do it all again," as saying "I don't want to discount the possibility."[29] Ayers protested the interviewer's characterizations in a [32] In the ensuing years, Ayers has repeatedly avowed that when he said he had "no regrets" and that "we didn't do enough" he was speaking only in reference to his efforts to stop the United States from waging the [33] Ayers has maintained that the two statements were not intended to imply a wish they had set more bombs.[33][34] "

Comments are never, ever distorted or taken out of context, are they?
2013-04-22 02:44:04 PM
1 votes:
Did she server her time for the crime she was convicted of?

Then why should I care what she does for employment after release?

If Tsarnaev beats the death penalty or isn't sentenced to life without parole (seems unlikely, but it could happen, I guess), I will also not care what he does for employment upon release.

That's the way our justice system works. I see no reason to get outraged about that. ...And has been pointed out, is this journalist also upset about G Gordon Liddy's and Oliver North's current employment status, as well?
2013-04-22 02:38:00 PM
1 votes:

Arkanaut: But I guess Christ had bigger priorities, like gay marriage.


You betcha!  All of his sayings about gayness are right there in the book of "I'm hanging around with 12 guys and not getting married even though I'm a jewish guy in my 30's in an age of arranged marriages..."
2013-04-22 02:34:54 PM
1 votes:
If the Post had journalistic integrity, would we consider it a newspaper?
2013-04-22 02:21:57 PM
1 votes:
she teaches about the problems facing newly released prisoners and their families.

That monster. I can't imagine how she could possibly have the nerve to think that she is qualified to teach on that subject.
2013-04-22 02:15:20 PM
1 votes:

Arkanaut: It's funny how "conservatives" want us to be a "Christian" country but they forget about that whole forgiveness thing.  But I guess Christ had bigger priorities, like gay marriage.


You can only be forgiven if you're a Republican born again Christian.  Everything else is unforgivable and he people should be hounded for life.
2013-04-22 02:09:59 PM
1 votes:
yes.


unless we vote republican.
ecl
2013-04-22 02:01:46 PM
1 votes:

Silly Jesus: But Fark has informed me that there are no left wing terrorists, only right wing.

Fark lies?  My whole world has just collapsed.


I'm surprised you can type with a bridge crushing you.
2013-04-22 01:55:12 PM
1 votes:
Maybe instead he can become another hero for the right-wing like McVeigh and Koresh.
2013-04-22 01:53:05 PM
1 votes:
I can always tell when one of these pieces hits close to the mark by the amount of BAAAAAWWWWWW.
2013-04-22 01:52:21 PM
1 votes:
If the New York Post were to hire actual journalists, could it become a source of information one day?
2013-04-22 01:45:52 PM
1 votes:
Could a hack journalist ever become an actual benefit to society one day?
2013-04-22 01:43:22 PM
1 votes:
No, that's moronic to even contemplate.

Shut the fark up, NYP
 
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