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Jacob Jingle

Member Since 10 Aug 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 21 2013 04:29 AM

#4818397 The United States Prison Industrial Complex.

Posted by Jacob Jingle on 01 June 2011 - 12:55 PM

Are America's prisons filled with shoplifters? I don't know the real number, but I would imagine the number of nonviolent offenders that are locked up would be a really small majority(and most of them probably have a history of past violence).


http://en.wikipedia....onviolent_crime

Extremely biased and doesn't really give us the whole story. (Just because somebody is locked up for a nonviolent crime doesn't mean they're not a violent person. After all, AL Capone went to jail for tax evasion)

Isn't it something like 96% of criminals plea bargain their cases to lesser offenses?

Do these numbers from this wiki article factor this in? Does it factor in things like eyewitnesses refusing to press charges(common poor neighborhoods) and the courts being forced to go with lesser convictions? Do these numbers factor in a past history of violence? What does it classify as a nonviolent crime? (The author of that wiki article was clearly trying to spoon feed selective data to readers so that they would convert to his way of thinking)

Cheers,
Jacob Jingle


#4818036 The United States Prison Industrial Complex.

Posted by Jacob Jingle on 31 May 2011 - 03:29 PM

What bothers me is the cost of all these prisons and supporting all these prisoners. If someone shop lifts 3 times for say $100 item (this is $300 stolen), but the US tax payers are gonna pay for his/her food and prison room for the next 25 years? That doesn't make sense at all. Even if it was just 1 year in prison it would be too expensive.

Are America's prisons filled with shoplifters? I don't know the real number, but I would imagine the number of nonviolent offenders that are locked up would be a really small majority(and most of them probably have a history of past violence).


#4818028 The United States Prison Industrial Complex.

Posted by Jacob Jingle on 31 May 2011 - 03:18 PM

- About 1% of the population of the United States is in prison.

America should do like China and execute their murderers, rapist, pedophiles. 1 trial and 3 quick appeals and boom they die. Give the judges the power to reclaim the money for their states safety net programs that take care of the poor and the sick. (Don't you think orphans deserve the money more than a child rapist that murdered a kid?)


And they should get rid of their silly drug laws. What people do with their bodies is their own business.


#4755994 Visual Studio C++ Beginner Woes

Posted by Jacob Jingle on 07 January 2011 - 12:35 AM

[quote]Original post by Inverse Infinity

int main()
{
std:cout << "Game Over!" << std:endl;
return 0;
}
[\quote]
Shouldn't that be std::cout, std::endl?




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