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(Washington Post)   The United States puts more children and teenagers in juvenile detention than any other developed nations in the world, with about 130,000 detained in 2010. And as it turns out, this is very likely a bad idea   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 13
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2013-06-16 04:23:29 AM
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TheWhoppah: WhyteRaven74: TheWhoppah: Justice is, first and foremost, about revenge

Revenge fixes nothing. Revenge is based on the idea a present action can undo a past action. Which it clearly can not. Or that having committed some wrong a person is deserving of an equal or worse wrong. Justice does not work that way.


Thanks for your input Ghandi.  Now run along back to Utopia and smoke a bong with Jesus.  Like it or not, the human sense of justice is based squarely on revenge.  You can see it in a group of toddlers... as soon as they can walk they begin dishing out their own revenge-based justice.


Truly, we should model more of our society on the behavior of toddlers.  The first thing is we should settle all arguments by falling onto the floor wailing and crying.  It'll be an easy transition for the politics tab.
2013-06-16 12:51:13 AM
3 votes:
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2013-06-16 12:51:46 AM
2 votes:

wesmon: Mock26: Dear Author, the  United States also has a hell of a lot more people than all other developed nations.  With that being said, what are the per capita comparisons to all the other countries?

Troll or idiot?


Dunno, they posted on Fark.com, its hard to tell...
2013-06-16 12:38:55 AM
2 votes:
Define "bad idea". It creates a permanent underclass that cannot vote, and which is forced to do the bidding of the ruling class.

Sounds like a good idea to me!
2013-06-15 11:09:36 PM
2 votes:
lets just throw everyone into one giant open air, unregulated prison.  how about Death Valley?  we can isolate it easy enough.  put in some basic infrastructure, like wells or whatever.  wall it off, then take all our undesirables and throw 'em into the prison.  once you go in, you don't get out.  inside - anything goes.  no rules, save you stay inside 'till you die.  we can throw in men, women, kids, political prisoners, damn near anyone we want.  just air drop supplies in on a random pattern at regular intervals.
2013-06-16 06:05:35 AM
1 votes:

Nutsac_Jim: 12349876: [www.wired.com image 660x369]

Why is Russia not on this list?

It's a lot easier to make the US figure look bad when you omit other countries that are close.
Why not post the US vs the 4 lowest incarceration rates while you are at it.


Ok, this one's hilarious ("you make us look bad by only comparing us to 1st world nations!"). But those other 5 posts of derp in a row, meh.
2013-06-16 03:54:40 AM
1 votes:
The whole concept of punishment-based incarceration doesn't make any sense. Like, hey you're wicked farked up and did farked up stuff so we're going to put you in the most farked up environment we have for a long time. Then we'll release you into society again even more farked up than you were when you went in with the expectation you won't do more farked up shiat. Great system. That's totes safer than addressing the circumstances that actually cause people to commit crime. Just take people with no jobs and bad histories and give them criminal connections and psychological scarring and then release them onto us again. Thanks guys.
2013-06-16 01:52:47 AM
1 votes:

Weaver95: lets just throw everyone into one giant open air, unregulated prison.  how about Death Valley?  we can isolate it easy enough.  put in some basic infrastructure, like wells or whatever.  wall it off, then take all our undesirables and throw 'em into the prison.  once you go in, you don't get out.  inside - anything goes.  no rules, save you stay inside 'till you die.  we can throw in men, women, kids, political prisoners, damn near anyone we want.  just air drop supplies in on a random pattern at regular intervals.



Libertarian paradise?
2013-06-16 12:52:48 AM
1 votes:

Mock26: Dear Author, the  United States also has a hell of a lot more people than all other developed nations.  With that being said, what are the per capita comparisons to all the other countries?


We're still number 1.

This is part of the reason why I laugh at the people getting their panties in a twist over the NSA. We've been in a police state for longer than a lot of people on Fark have been alive, and you're worried NOW?
2013-06-16 12:37:53 AM
1 votes:
Gladiator School.
2013-06-15 11:54:43 PM
1 votes:

Weaver95: lets just throw everyone into one giant open air, unregulated prison.  how about Death Valley?  we can isolate it easy enough.  put in some basic infrastructure, like wells or whatever.  wall it off, then take all our undesirables and throw 'em into the prison.  once you go in, you don't get out.  inside - anything goes.  no rules, save you stay inside 'till you die.  we can throw in men, women, kids, political prisoners, damn near anyone we want.  just air drop supplies in on a random pattern at regular intervals.


The good news is, once we do that, we can just find some one eyed, long haired miscreant to haul folks out when things go FUBAR. THIS is a perfect plan!
2013-06-15 11:42:37 PM
1 votes:
Legalize drugs. Bring back the swift death penalty for them as deserve it. Hold prosecutors accountable to draconian standards of conduct that put their life and the well being of their family in jeopardy in the event they wrongfully convict someone. Do away with sex offender registries. Make it illegal for a traffic violation ticket to monetarily benefit the state where it was issued.
2013-06-15 10:24:30 PM
1 votes:
FTA: "Not only does throwing a kid in detention often reduce the chance that he or she will graduate high school, but it also raises the chance that the youth will commit more crimes later on in life."

Well, our for-profit prison systems need plenty of people to lock up so they can make money, don't they? You wouldn't want some corporate executive to not get his lion's share of your tax money, would you? Think of all the people who wouldn't get a paycheck if we actually rehabilitated people instead of sending them through the revolving-door prison system.
 
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