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2018-03-13 03:43:00 PM  
Charlie Chaplin On Cocaine - 'ModernTimes' 1936
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That actually was the point to this subplot.
 
2018-03-13 03:57:09 PM  
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2018-03-13 04:07:28 PM  
They send you there for life, that's exactly what they take. Titty sprinkles.
 
2018-03-13 04:18:35 PM  
Who's going to hire him, after spending 38 years in prison for stabbing a woman? Who's going to give him a place to live or rent to him?
 
2018-03-13 04:25:38 PM  

RexTalionis: Who's going to hire him, after spending 38 years in prison for stabbing a woman? Who's going to give him a place to live or rent to him?


Trump? Or did Trump already hire and fire him
 
2018-03-13 04:25:58 PM  

RexTalionis: Who's going to hire him, after spending 38 years in prison for stabbing a woman? Who's going to give him a place to live or rent to him?


He got kicked out of a group home for alcohol, drugs, and fighting with staff.
 
2018-03-13 04:25:59 PM  
Something similar happened last year at the bank next door to my office.  Homeless guy decided spending the winter in a warm jail cell was preferable to sleeping in a shelter or on the streets, so he walked in, handed the teller the standard stick-up note, then (after he had the money) had a seat in the lobby and waited for the cops to show.

The flaw in his plan was apparently the mandatory sentencing for bank robbery is just a *wee* bit more harsh than robbing a gas station.  I don't think he will be out for some time.

/too lazy to be arsed to look it up and see what the actual sentence was
 
2018-03-13 04:29:31 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: [YouTube video: Charlie Chaplin On Cocaine - 'ModernTimes' 1936]

That actually was the point to this subplot.


Nice. And one of O.Henry's most famous stories, "The Cop and the Anthem," I think.
 
2018-03-13 04:31:22 PM  
fark this asshole.

Because of him a young girl will never grow up, maybe have a career, maybe get married, have kids, adopt a dog or cat. Because of him a young girl never got the chance at a life.

If he had any decency he would of offed himself and not put the burden for his care back on the tax payers.
 
2018-03-13 04:31:35 PM  
I'd rather live under the stars than behind bars.TM
 
2018-03-13 04:32:52 PM  
Would also be in jail than to suffer the alternative
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2018-03-13 04:33:08 PM  
I'm starting to believe that people get arrested on purpose, just because it's easier to live in prison than on the streets
 
2018-03-13 04:33:47 PM  

FrancoFile: RexTalionis: Who's going to hire him, after spending 38 years in prison for stabbing a woman? Who's going to give him a place to live or rent to him?

He got kicked out of a group home for alcohol, drugs, and fighting with staff.


He needs to find the place with this sign
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2018-03-13 04:35:38 PM  
Not really sure on this one.  Considering his past (you know, all of the stabbiness and such), prison seems like a better alternative than being homeless.  Regular food, shelter, bathrooms, showers, clothes and medical help doesn't seem like a bad idea vs. the alternative.
 
2018-03-13 04:36:44 PM  
This is tragic. What a country.
 
2018-03-13 04:40:34 PM  
A lot of long term inmates end up returning because they cannot function outside in a non structured world.
 
2018-03-13 04:41:04 PM  

big pig peaches: fark this asshole.

Because of him a young girl will never grow up, maybe have a career, maybe get married, have kids, adopt a dog or cat. Because of him a young girl never got the chance at a life.

If he had any decency he would of offed himself and not put the burden for his care back on the tax payers.


I'm not necessarily disagreeing with anything you said*, but what's the point of letting people out of jail if they're not forgiven by society after they are?

*except "would of," I strongly disagree with people who say that.
 
2018-03-13 04:47:40 PM  

nmrsnr: big pig peaches: fark this asshole.

Because of him a young girl will never grow up, maybe have a career, maybe get married, have kids, adopt a dog or cat. Because of him a young girl never got the chance at a life.

If he had any decency he would of offed himself and not put the burden for his care back on the tax payers.

I'm not necessarily disagreeing with anything you said*, but what's the point of letting people out of jail if they're not forgiven by society after they are?

*except "would of," I strongly disagree with people who say that.


You are right. That was unforgivable of me. I shall report to the nearest grammar center for processing.
 
2018-03-13 04:48:13 PM  
 
2018-03-13 04:54:15 PM  
Why is he a dumbass?  He doesn't know how to live on the outside so he got himself put back where he knows how to survive.
 
2018-03-13 04:55:39 PM  
America! F*ck yeah!

Jail is your only social saftey!
 
2018-03-13 04:56:34 PM  
Oh hey look, Farkers that don't understand the things they comment about. BIG SURPRISE.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recidiv​i​sm#Causes
 
2018-03-13 05:01:33 PM  
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/obscure?
 
2018-03-13 05:03:38 PM  
Institutionalized man seeks return to familiar institution. Ric Romero has the full story at 11:00.
 
2018-03-13 05:04:38 PM  

RexTalionis: Who's going to hire him, after spending 38 years in prison for stabbing a woman? Who's going to give him a place to live or rent to him?


I see here on your resume that you are an experienced killer.  Would you like to work in this mob owned junk yard?
 
2018-03-13 05:04:55 PM  
I arrested a guy once who walked out the front door of a Walmart with what he thought were just enough DVD players to be a felony.  When we told him he was twenty bucks short, he cried, because a felon gets a bus ticket home after their year and a day, and a nine month stay in jail does not.  Homeless guy, wanted a place to live, had some medical problems he needed treated.  His plan was to get shipped home to Ohio, then get arrested again so he could be in prison near his kids.  Then he tried biting me, which could have been a felony but the state attorney did not want to pursue it.
 
2018-03-13 05:06:06 PM  

big pig peaches: fark this asshole.

Because of him a young girl will never grow up, maybe have a career, maybe get married, have kids, adopt a dog or cat. Because of him a young girl never got the chance at a life.

If he had any decency he would of offed himself and not put the burden for his care back on the tax payers.


Maybe you should just shoot all the criminals for us. It would solve the prison-population problem and it sounds like you would have a lot of fun!
 
2018-03-13 05:08:33 PM  
Let's see, put in jail at 17, probably never got his GED, much less a high school diploma, we don't know what actual skills he's got, he's over 50, no job experience, and the prison system certainly doesn't want to help him get a job, because that would reduce recidivism... so he could get into crime, die under a bridge, or go back in.  Oh, yes, and no one's going to hire an ex-con.

So, farkers, what would you do?
 
2018-03-13 05:12:36 PM  

whitroth: Let's see, put in jail at 17, probably never got his GED, much less a high school diploma, we don't know what actual skills he's got, he's over 50, no job experience, and the prison system certainly doesn't want to help him get a job, because that would reduce recidivism... so he could get into crime, die under a bridge, or go back in.  Oh, yes, and no one's going to hire an ex-con.

So, farkers, what would you do?


This is Fark so dying/offing himself will be the popular choice.
 
2018-03-13 05:13:16 PM  

winedrinkingman: I arrested a guy once who walked out the front door of a Walmart with what he thought were just enough DVD players to be a felony.  When we told him he was twenty bucks short, he cried, because a felon gets a bus ticket home after their year and a day, and a nine month stay in jail does not.  Homeless guy, wanted a place to live, had some medical problems he needed treated.  His plan was to get shipped home to Ohio, then get arrested again so he could be in prison near his kids.  Then he tried biting me, which could have been a felony but the state attorney did not want to pursue it.


Couldn't you have just let him steal a couple more dvds?
 
2018-03-13 05:14:34 PM  
Raising Arizona Recidivism
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2018-03-13 05:18:05 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: This is tragic. What a country.


The tragedy was not hanging him 38 years ago.
 
2018-03-13 05:21:29 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Random Anonymous Blackmail: A lot of long term inmates end up returning because they cannot function outside in a non structured world.

Because our justice system is more interested in punishment than rehabilitation.


Of course it is. Where is the profit in rehabilitating a criminal when you can just keep arresting and detaining him long enough to collect his bail fees?
 
2018-03-13 05:22:45 PM  

whitroth: Let's see, put in jail at 17, probably never got his GED, much less a high school diploma, we don't know what actual skills he's got, he's over 50, no job experience, and the prison system certainly doesn't want to help him get a job, because that would reduce recidivism... so he could get into crime, die under a bridge, or go back in.  Oh, yes, and no one's going to hire an ex-con.

So, farkers, what would you do?


Not stabbing a girl to death would be a good start.
 
2018-03-13 05:24:09 PM  
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2018-03-13 05:27:27 PM  

Skyd1v: Something similar happened last year at the bank next door to my office.  Homeless guy decided spending the winter in a warm jail cell was preferable to sleeping in a shelter or on the streets, so he walked in, handed the teller the standard stick-up note, then (after he had the money) had a seat in the lobby and waited for the cops to show.

The flaw in his plan was apparently the mandatory sentencing for bank robbery is just a *wee* bit more harsh than robbing a gas station.  I don't think he will be out for some time.

/too lazy to be arsed to look it up and see what the actual sentence was


Juneau? Cuz we had something like that happen here. Our guy was shoplifting to get into jail when the judge got tired of his shiat and stopped giving him jail time and gave him fines instead. In desperation the guy robs the bank near City Hall.
 
2018-03-13 05:29:25 PM  

whitroth: Let's see, put in jail at 17, probably never got his GED, much less a high school diploma, we don't know what actual skills he's got, he's over 50, no job experience, and the prison system certainly doesn't want to help him get a job, because that would reduce recidivism... so he could get into crime, die under a bridge, or go back in.  Oh, yes, and no one's going to hire an ex-con.

So, farkers, what would you do?


Fix the cable?
 
2018-03-13 05:30:08 PM  

abhorrent1: [img.fark.net image 431x242]

/obscure?


Um, didn't see Eddie Adam's post? The second in the thread?
 
2018-03-13 05:30:44 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Skyd1v: Something similar happened last year at the bank next door to my office.  Homeless guy decided spending the winter in a warm jail cell was preferable to sleeping in a shelter or on the streets, so he walked in, handed the teller the standard stick-up note, then (after he had the money) had a seat in the lobby and waited for the cops to show.

The flaw in his plan was apparently the mandatory sentencing for bank robbery is just a *wee* bit more harsh than robbing a gas station.  I don't think he will be out for some time.

/too lazy to be arsed to look it up and see what the actual sentence was

Juneau? Cuz we had something like that happen here. Our guy was shoplifting to get into jail when the judge got tired of his shiat and stopped giving him jail time and gave him fines instead. In desperation the guy robs the bank near City Hall.


What a fantastic idea. What could possibly go right.

I kind of think that if someone is telling you repeatedly that they belong in jail, it might be a good idea to listen to them.
 
2018-03-13 05:31:38 PM  

g.fro: winedrinkingman: I arrested a guy once who walked out the front door of a Walmart with what he thought were just enough DVD players to be a felony.  When we told him he was twenty bucks short, he cried, because a felon gets a bus ticket home after their year and a day, and a nine month stay in jail does not.  Homeless guy, wanted a place to live, had some medical problems he needed treated.  His plan was to get shipped home to Ohio, then get arrested again so he could be in prison near his kids.  Then he tried biting me, which could have been a felony but the state attorney did not want to pursue it.

Couldn't you have just let him steal a couple more dvds?


Or better yet, just buy him a $100 bus ticket home instead of spending thousands on housing him for nine months.

/Americans, so in want of socialism, some are willing to be arrested to obtain the simplest of social services.
 
2018-03-13 05:31:46 PM  

nursetim: whitroth: Let's see, put in jail at 17, probably never got his GED, much less a high school diploma, we don't know what actual skills he's got, he's over 50, no job experience, and the prison system certainly doesn't want to help him get a job, because that would reduce recidivism... so he could get into crime, die under a bridge, or go back in.  Oh, yes, and no one's going to hire an ex-con.

So, farkers, what would you do?

Not stabbing a girl to death would be a good start.


Well, it's a good thing he didn't do that in order to get back in.
 
2018-03-13 05:38:41 PM  
Dumbass? Really?  Prison is all he knows.  I don't blame the guy, really.
 
2018-03-13 05:41:06 PM  

bikerbob59: Dumbass? Really?  Prison is all he knows.  I don't blame the guy, really.


That he managed to get back there without hurting anyone (although scaring the hell out of the poor girl working the bar wasn't cool) is something approaching a positive outcome, I guess.
 
2018-03-13 05:42:02 PM  

bikerbob59: Dumbass? Really?  Prison is all he knows.  I don't blame the guy, really.


In there he's an important man, he's an educated man. Outside he's nothin'.
 
2018-03-13 05:43:16 PM  

g.fro: winedrinkingman: I arrested a guy once who walked out the front door of a Walmart with what he thought were just enough DVD players to be a felony.  When we told him he was twenty bucks short, he cried, because a felon gets a bus ticket home after their year and a day, and a nine month stay in jail does not.  Homeless guy, wanted a place to live, had some medical problems he needed treated.  His plan was to get shipped home to Ohio, then get arrested again so he could be in prison near his kids.  Then he tried biting me, which could have been a felony but the state attorney did not want to pursue it.

Couldn't you have just let him steal a couple more dvds?


or let him bite you!

(Just a little nibble, at least)
 
2018-03-13 06:04:26 PM  
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2018-03-13 06:20:50 PM  
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2018-03-13 06:28:05 PM  

winedrinkingman: I arrested a guy once who walked out the front door of a Walmart with what he thought were just enough DVD players to be a felony.  When we told him he was twenty bucks short, he cried, because a felon gets a bus ticket home after their year and a day, and a nine month stay in jail does not.  Homeless guy, wanted a place to live, had some medical problems he needed treated.  His plan was to get shipped home to Ohio, then get arrested again so he could be in prison near his kids.  Then he tried biting me, which could have been a felony but the state attorney did not want to pursue it.


This is the most depressing summary of the USA that I've read lately. How can it be better for society to incentivize this behaviour? It's more expensive for everyone!
 
2018-03-13 06:37:16 PM  

Tower of Power: winedrinkingman: I arrested a guy once who walked out the front door of a Walmart with what he thought were just enough DVD players to be a felony.  When we told him he was twenty bucks short, he cried, because a felon gets a bus ticket home after their year and a day, and a nine month stay in jail does not.  Homeless guy, wanted a place to live, had some medical problems he needed treated.  His plan was to get shipped home to Ohio, then get arrested again so he could be in prison near his kids.  Then he tried biting me, which could have been a felony but the state attorney did not want to pursue it.

This is the most depressing summary of the USA that I've read lately. How can it be better for society to incentivize this behaviour? It's more expensive for everyone!


"The poor disgust us because they are us, shorn of our illusions. They show us what we'd look like without our fine clothes, how we'd smell without perfume." - High Sparrow
 
2018-03-13 06:40:05 PM  
That's almost sad.
 
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