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(New York Daily News)   In the US, white collar criminals who get caught scamming billions from innocents spend a few years in elegant Federal prisons that are like country clubs. In Iran, those types of criminals get executed   (nydailynews.com ) divider line
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2014-05-25 06:40:18 PM  

serialsuicidebomber: There's over a billion dollars (collectively) in Iran??? Wow.


And a single dude stole all of it!  Every red cent!
 
2014-05-25 06:47:06 PM  
And a 19 year old guy in Round Rock, Texas is looking at a Life Term in jail for pot brownies.
 
2014-05-25 06:53:50 PM  

dropdfun: A few years back I worked as an officer in the federal prison system, no where in the system are inmates aloud to wear street clothes.


You should inform whoever was in charge of the federal prison on Maxwell AFB in the mid 90s because unless standard prison issue are golf shirts in various colors and jeans, the prisoners in our classes were in street clothes.
 
2014-05-25 06:55:33 PM  

zimbomba63: So capital punishment is now OK?  We can clean house of all the murderers?  Good, that will free up a lot of space.  I think rapists so go, too.


Fair point.

IF I was a fan of capital punishment, then I'd be happy to hear about this kind of criminal getting executed.  But since I'm not, let's just see them tossed in jail for a decade or two.  Treat them with the same level of mercy we give rapists and murderers.

Actually, no, scratch that.  That's a pretty low bar.  Improve prison conditions, treat prisoners more humanly regardless of why they're in prison.  But I still think a decade isn't too harsh for this kind of thing.
 
2014-05-25 06:59:15 PM  

Abox: hitlersbrain: Abox: I bet many of those cheering the death of white collar criminals would jump at the chance to screw people over for a big payoff.

Only if it was people like the Koch brothers.

Ripping people off legally really isn't that hard. There are lot's of ways to screw the middle class and poor and make a lot of money doing it. The 'trouble' with most people is that they have empathy for their fellow humans, unlike the randian 'elites'.

Bullshiat.  The trouble with most people is that it's easy to point the finger when they don't have immediate access to the tools of white collar crime.  I don't doubt there are some truly empathetic folks out there, but I guarantee they're standing side by side with unfocused sleazeballs.


You're really tripling down on your confessions of what you would do to everyone else if you had the means. Just because you have no empathy doesn't mean no one else does. You may dream of someday being a top white collar criminal but that doesn't mean most everybody else aspires to it.
 
2014-05-25 08:30:47 PM  

Next week's Tom Sawyer: There are no Federal prisons that are like country clubs. None. That myth is perpetuated by derps who otherwise spend their time cheering on people like Joe Arpaio.


You are not completely right. Also you are not completely wrong.

However, if you could see the bullshiat going on in our prisons and the crap the inmates are handed, and the better treatment they get than our vets or homeless, you would have an apoplectic fit. The diaper snipers and thugs have more rights than you do.

And you know what? There is not a god-damned thing I can do to change it because the big boys are crooked and getting paid off by special interest groups. You can't do anything either because they make sure no one can prove it.
 
2014-05-25 09:26:09 PM  

EngineerAU: Abox: hitlersbrain: Abox: I bet many of those cheering the death of white collar criminals would jump at the chance to screw people over for a big payoff.

Only if it was people like the Koch brothers.

Ripping people off legally really isn't that hard. There are lot's of ways to screw the middle class and poor and make a lot of money doing it. The 'trouble' with most people is that they have empathy for their fellow humans, unlike the randian 'elites'.

Bullshiat.  The trouble with most people is that it's easy to point the finger when they don't have immediate access to the tools of white collar crime.  I don't doubt there are some truly empathetic folks out there, but I guarantee they're standing side by side with unfocused sleazeballs.

You're really tripling down on your confessions of what you would do to everyone else if you had the means. Just because you have no empathy doesn't mean no one else does. You may dream of someday being a top white collar criminal but that doesn't mean most everybody else aspires to it.


I have the means just not the inclination. Empathy doesn't even factor...I have my own business to mind.
 
2014-05-25 10:07:30 PM  

Swampmaster: Well, liberals/leftist are against the death penalty; and the ACLU frequently gets Capital punishment cases changed/overturned/thrown-out: so there is that. But NOW loves Sharia law; NAACP loves when a brother becomes Muslim; and of course, leftists love Mob rule and vigilanti justice. So yeah; Iran and the Mullahs are doing it right! +1 for global death penalties and hanging trees for everyone! Sheesh


Not sure if all the lefties liked this.

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2014-05-25 11:11:27 PM  

DarkVader: DubyaHater: I've never seen Fark so happy about carrying out the death penalty.

Child-raping murderer?  Think of his civil rights!  This is an outrage

Man stealing money?  You know, we should be more like Iran.

Fark Iran and their religious bullshiat.  There's a reason Orange County is filled with Persians.
/including beautiful Persian women

No, I'm not ok with it.

Murder by the state is NEVER ok, no matter what state is doing it, or why.

I'm actually against prison for any non-violent offender.  I don't think it's even remotely productive, and it costs us far too much money AND is a net detriment to society.

For an economic crime, I would suggest prison needs to come off the table as an option.  But I've got a great idea for a replacement:

I would suggest that we set up a system for fining people based on their assets and income, rather than a fixed fine system like we have now.  And I would suggest that we set up that system in such a manner that someone who would have been sentenced to, say, 20 years in prison will have all assets confiscated and put toward restitution, and for the next 20 years will be sentenced to live on no more than 30 hours a week of minimum wage, with no eligibility for any assistance programs.  Any income above that level is forfeited, with full restitution taking priority and if anything is left over it goes to the treasury.  And I would set this up so that it applies to anyone with assets greater than $1million and a sentence level that would be greater than 5 years.

Prison should be reserved as an option only for violent criminals, and only for so long as they continue to pose a danger to society.  I would end both murder by the state and life sentences.


does not one of the scandahoovian countries do this? fines a re based on income
 
2014-05-25 11:11:34 PM  

EngineerAU: dropdfun: A few years back I worked as an officer in the federal prison system, no where in the system are inmates aloud to wear street clothes.

You should inform whoever was in charge of the federal prison on Maxwell AFB in the mid 90s because unless standard prison issue are golf shirts in various colors and jeans, the prisoners in our classes were in street clothes.


That was the mid 90's, policy and procedures change constantly with that organization. I bet you saw BOP staff wearing some gay ass greyish blazers and what not, now they wear some gay ass blue utility uniforms, things change.  I was employed with them for 2 years but got picked up by another agency in 2007 so during the mid 2000's it was the policy that no civilian clothes at all were aloud, considered escape paraphernalia. Could it be different again now, possibly but doubt it, was sound reasoning behind those policies.
 
2014-05-26 03:11:05 AM  

Mole Man: Not sure if all the lefties liked this.


Kill the spirit and you'll be blinded, the end is always the same...
 
2014-05-26 03:19:51 AM  
Execute em? Here in 'murica we have congress pass a pre-emptive amnesty bill.
 
2014-05-26 08:47:22 AM  

Next week's Tom Sawyer: There are no Federal prisons that are like country clubs. None. That myth is perpetuated by derps who otherwise spend their time cheering on people like Joe Arpaio.


Well maybe not in the US. Check out Bastoy in Norway though.
 
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