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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Criminal mastermind logs onto Facebook and shares with his friends a plot he hatched to kill one of his classmates. Prosecutors liked his idiocy and hope he's ready to get poked   (suntimes.com) divider line 30
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2013-10-27 08:00:16 PM
Facebook fittingly fosters flippant fools.
 
2013-10-27 08:00:28 PM
Lol - prison rape makes it funny.
 
2013-10-27 08:05:31 PM
19 and still in high school? I'd say thinking is not this guy's strong suit.
 
2013-10-27 08:05:52 PM
FTA: " Gattuso said the teen told the school's staff he planned to kill his classmate, and he allegedly told police he was going to bring a gun to school to "pop" the other student.
"He also said he knew he'd get in trouble for posting the threat online, Gattuso said."


Not guilty by reason of stupidity.
 
2013-10-27 08:07:07 PM
Charged with one count of being an ITG in the first degree
 
2013-10-27 08:17:28 PM

jshine: Lol - prison rape makes it funny.


Prison rape, and the lack of interest I have in being any part of it, has kept me from doing a LOT of things that might have put me in prison.
It's not funny, no. But continually being reminded of it does make us think about it, and that's good in some ways, surely.
 
2013-10-27 08:23:16 PM

YoOjo: jshine: Lol - prison rape makes it funny.

Prison rape, and the lack of interest I have in being any part of it, has kept me from doing a LOT of things that might have put me in prison.
It's not funny, no. But continually being reminded of it does make us think about it, and that's good in some ways, surely.


Seriously?
 
2013-10-27 08:38:16 PM
OMG LOL iz teh funneh when tards get buttpumped in prizon!
 
2013-10-27 08:39:25 PM

jshine: Lol - prison rape makes it funny.


Not to mention warm and fuzzy.
 
2013-10-27 08:40:47 PM

YoOjo: jshine: Lol - prison rape makes it funny.

Prison rape, and the lack of interest I have in being any part of it, has kept me from doing a LOT of things that might have put me in prison.
It's not funny, no. But continually being reminded of it does make us think about it, and that's good in some ways, surely.


So other than the whole rape scene, you wouldn't mind going to prison?
 
2013-10-27 08:43:33 PM

Chinchillazilla: YoOjo: jshine: Lol - prison rape makes it funny.

Prison rape, and the lack of interest I have in being any part of it, has kept me from doing a LOT of things that might have put me in prison.
It's not funny, no. But continually being reminded of it does make us think about it, and that's good in some ways, surely.

So other than the whole rape scene, you wouldn't mind going to prison?


yeah, it's my retirement plan.
fly some blow into Norway, if I get caught I'm in the best retirement home in the world, if I don't get caught I have some blow and/or money.
But no rape, no thanks.
 
2013-10-27 09:01:55 PM
the lack of fresh air and decent food and peace and quiet is what keeps me out of prison
 
2013-10-27 09:05:37 PM

YoOjo: Chinchillazilla: YoOjo: jshine: Lol - prison rape makes it funny.

Prison rape, and the lack of interest I have in being any part of it, has kept me from doing a LOT of things that might have put me in prison.
It's not funny, no. But continually being reminded of it does make us think about it, and that's good in some ways, surely.

So other than the whole rape scene, you wouldn't mind going to prison?

yeah, it's my retirement plan.
fly some blow into Norway, if I get caught I'm in the best retirement home in the world, if I don't get caught I have some blow and/or money.
But no rape, no thanks.


With my luck the plane would be rerouted to Russia....
 
2013-10-27 09:05:59 PM

jsmilky: the lack of fresh air and decent food and peace and quiet is what keeps me out of prison


It's what keeps me out of Detroit.
 
2013-10-27 09:07:54 PM

YoOjo: Chinchillazilla: YoOjo: jshine: Lol - prison rape makes it funny.

Prison rape, and the lack of interest I have in being any part of it, has kept me from doing a LOT of things that might have put me in prison.
It's not funny, no. But continually being reminded of it does make us think about it, and that's good in some ways, surely.

So other than the whole rape scene, you wouldn't mind going to prison?

yeah, it's my retirement plan.
fly some blow into Norway, if I get caught I'm in the best retirement home in the world, if I don't get caught I have some blow and/or money.
But no rape, no thanks.


Prisons in Norway are nicer than my first apartment, I was pretty shocked.
 
2013-10-27 09:14:38 PM

Lady Indica: YoOjo: Chinchillazilla: YoOjo: jshine: Lol - prison rape makes it funny.

Prison rape, and the lack of interest I have in being any part of it, has kept me from doing a LOT of things that might have put me in prison.
It's not funny, no. But continually being reminded of it does make us think about it, and that's good in some ways, surely.

So other than the whole rape scene, you wouldn't mind going to prison?

yeah, it's my retirement plan.
fly some blow into Norway, if I get caught I'm in the best retirement home in the world, if I don't get caught I have some blow and/or money.
But no rape, no thanks.

Prisons in Norway are nicer than my first apartment, I was pretty shocked.


I considered the Netherlands but no, I want the best.
 
2013-10-27 09:18:06 PM
Was the message:

"herp derp imma shuut u! ha ha potato YOLO"
 
2013-10-27 09:29:27 PM
More gun laws would prevent this
 
2013-10-27 10:03:48 PM
I think we should encourage people to broadcast their homicidal fantasies to the world.
 
2013-10-27 10:14:08 PM

fusillade762: I think we should encourage people to broadcast their homicidal fantasies to the world.


That's what Fark's Politics tab is for.
 
2013-10-27 10:21:14 PM

YoOjo: jshine: Lol - prison rape makes it funny.

Prison rape, and the lack of interest I have in being any part of it, has kept me from doing a LOT of things that might have put me in prison.
It's not funny, no. But continually being reminded of it does make us think about it, and that's good in some ways, surely.


Exactly.

Prison is supposed to be a deterrent.  Frankly, to many people in the US it isn't.  Having guaranteed food and guaranteed healthcare and guaranteed housing is a step up for a lot of people.  Just plain old incarceration isn't a deterrent, it's almost an incentive (such as the people who commit petty crimes to go to jail so they can get healthcare, or a roof over their head during the winter).  There has to be something to make prison suck.

Since hard labor breaking rocks, chain gangs, that sort of stuff isn't horribly common in most US prisons, the idea of prison rape is the deterrent (albeit unofficial) in the system, the idea that you might get free healthcare and guaranteed food and housing. . .but you'll be brutally and violently raped by a burly, surly guy and probably infected with HIV. . .which is implied societally to be the bigger punishment than the actual prison term.
 
2013-10-27 11:23:16 PM

Silverstaff: YoOjo: jshine: Lol - prison rape makes it funny.

Prison rape, and the lack of interest I have in being any part of it, has kept me from doing a LOT of things that might have put me in prison.
It's not funny, no. But continually being reminded of it does make us think about it, and that's good in some ways, surely.

Exactly.

Prison is supposed to be a deterrent.   Frankly, to many people in the US it isn't.  Having guaranteed food and guaranteed healthcare and guaranteed housing is a step up for a lot of people.  Just plain old incarceration isn't a deterrent, it's almost an incentive (such as the people who commit petty crimes to go to jail so they can get healthcare, or a roof over their head during the winter).  There has to be something to make prison suck.

Since hard labor breaking rocks, chain gangs, that sort of stuff isn't horribly common in most US prisons, the idea of prison rape is the deterrent (albeit unofficial) in the system, the idea that you might get free healthcare and guaranteed food and housing. . .but you'll be brutally and violently raped by a burly, surly guy and probably infected with HIV. . .which is implied societally to be the bigger punishment than the actual prison term.


Citation definitely needed--and the idea that we may have "many" citizens who view the conditions of their life as worse than prison doesn't really say much good about us as a society.  Also, the deterrent aspect of prison is supposed to be the loss of freedom, not the regular and intimate application of violence.  We have some sort of written-down thing in the US that says we frown on cruelty being used as a main ingredient in punishment.
 
2013-10-28 12:11:30 AM
You'd have to be pretty desperate to want to be in prison. The conditions there suck and the guards are a-holes. The food sucks and they don't give you enough(of anything really). Especially the 'for profit' places that expect you to purchase a bunch of stuff from the commissary to make up for how badly they're shorting all the prisoners. Can't afford the commissary? Better hope you've got a skill other prisoners want/need or you're doing without. Heat? AC? They skimp on those to save money. Warm clothing in the winter? They skimp on that too. And that's not even getting into the violence that goes on.

Maybe that's not all prisons but that's the ones I've seen. I suppose it beats freezing to death.....but only just.

Prison is a punishment, not because of the loss freedom but because of the deplorable conditions and the violence.
 
2013-10-28 07:27:19 AM

MechaPyx: You'd have to be pretty desperate to want to be in prison. The conditions there suck and the guards are a-holes. The food sucks and they don't give you enough(of anything really). Especially the 'for profit' places that expect you to purchase a bunch of stuff from the commissary to make up for how badly they're shorting all the prisoners. Can't afford the commissary? Better hope you've got a skill other prisoners want/need or you're doing without. Heat? AC? They skimp on those to save money. Warm clothing in the winter? They skimp on that too. And that's not even getting into the violence that goes on.

Maybe that's not all prisons but that's the ones I've seen. I suppose it beats freezing to death.....but only just.

Prison is a punishment, not because of the loss freedom but because of the deplorable conditions and the violence.


For profit prison industry FTL. No one should be making money off of incarceration. It's setting the system up for abuse.
 
2013-10-28 07:40:12 AM

namegoeshere: MechaPyx: You'd have to be pretty desperate to want to be in prison. The conditions there suck and the guards are a-holes. The food sucks and they don't give you enough(of anything really). Especially the 'for profit' places that expect you to purchase a bunch of stuff from the commissary to make up for how badly they're shorting all the prisoners. Can't afford the commissary? Better hope you've got a skill other prisoners want/need or you're doing without. Heat? AC? They skimp on those to save money. Warm clothing in the winter? They skimp on that too. And that's not even getting into the violence that goes on.

Maybe that's not all prisons but that's the ones I've seen. I suppose it beats freezing to death.....but only just.

Prison is a punishment, not because of the loss freedom but because of the deplorable conditions and the violence.

For profit prison industry FTL. No one should be making money off of incarceration. It's setting the system up for abuse.


Agreed.  It would be interesting if they made it a rule that to run a for-profit prison, the board of directors (or maybe just the CEO) are required to spend a month each year in one of their prisons.  Or maybe even just a week.  Something that forces them to see prisoners as people.

Of course, I doubt many people would willingly sign on to be a board member under that condition.  But then again, maybe that would kill off the whole "for profit prison" concept.

/Never gonna happen
 
2013-10-28 08:23:40 AM

YoOjo: jshine: Lol - prison rape makes it funny.

Prison rape, and the lack of interest I have in being any part of it, has kept me from doing a LOT of things that might have put me in prison.
It's not funny, no. But continually being reminded of it does make us think about it, and that's good in some ways, surely.


Drone strikes for Jesus?
 
2013-10-28 08:24:49 AM

KidneyStone: More gun laws would prevent this


How would a law requiring everyone to own a gun help?
 
2013-10-28 09:44:32 AM

Lochsteppe: Silverstaff: Frankly, to many people in the US it isn't.  

Citation definitely needed--and the idea that we may have "many" citizens who view the conditions of their life as worse than prison doesn't really say much good about us as a society.  Also, the deterrent aspect of prison is supposed to be the loss of freedom, not the regular and intimate application of violence.  We have some sort of written-down thing in the US that says we frown on cruelty being used as a main ingredient in punishment.


I'm not the original poster, but I  am a prosecutor who spent a good deal of time with juveniles in particular in an urban environment with high poverty and crime rates, and while anecdote isn't the same as data, I'll tell you that I saw that attitude constantly.

It's not that people intellectually sit down and say "Hmm, is prison actually worse than my life?" but rather, when they engage in the highly limited balancing test that they do, they don't find prison to be enough of a deterrent to prevent them from doing what they do.

For example, drug dealing in Baltimore: if you're born poor in Baltimore, the odds are overwhelming that you'll consume drugs at some point before puberty, and incredibly high that you'll deal drugs (or cooperate in the trade) before you're a teenager.  It's not that poverty does it, or that drugs alone do it, or anything that simple.  It's that, when presented with a criminal activity that everyone you know engages in, the threat of prison just doesn't seem real.  It seems absurd, since everyone is doing it and so few are going to jail.  Worse, the ones who go to jail get out and come back a few months or years later, and keep engaging in the crime (which gives you the message that  they aren't worried about jail).

It reaches a point where, no matter how bad jail actually  is, you aren't going to be convinced you shouldn't engage in your criminal activity.
 
2013-10-28 11:06:17 AM
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2013-10-28 04:47:00 PM

mattharvest: Lochsteppe: Silverstaff: Frankly, to many people in the US it isn't.  

Citation definitely needed--and the idea that we may have "many" citizens who view the conditions of their life as worse than prison doesn't really say much good about us as a society.  Also, the deterrent aspect of prison is supposed to be the loss of freedom, not the regular and intimate application of violence.  We have some sort of written-down thing in the US that says we frown on cruelty being used as a main ingredient in punishment.

I'm not the original poster, but I  am a prosecutor who spent a good deal of time with juveniles in particular in an urban environment with high poverty and crime rates, and while anecdote isn't the same as data, I'll tell you that I saw that attitude constantly.

It's not that people intellectually sit down and say "Hmm, is prison actually worse than my life?" but rather, when they engage in the highly limited balancing test that they do, they don't find prison to be enough of a deterrent to prevent them from doing what they do.

For example, drug dealing in Baltimore: if you're born poor in Baltimore, the odds are overwhelming that you'll consume drugs at some point before puberty, and incredibly high that you'll deal drugs (or cooperate in the trade) before you're a teenager.  It's not that poverty does it, or that drugs alone do it, or anything that simple.  It's that, when presented with a criminal activity that everyone you know engages in, the threat of prison just doesn't seem real.  It seems absurd, since everyone is doing it and so few are going to jail.  Worse, the ones who go to jail get out and come back a few months or years later, and keep engaging in the crime (which gives you the message that  they aren't worried about jail).

It reaches a point where, no matter how bad jail actually  is, you aren't going to be convinced you shouldn't engage in your criminal activity.


When circumstances limit your options and leave one really clear path to success.......

Poverty sucks and people will do what's necessary to survive.
 
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