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Law & Imprisonment: Today it's California

 
 
Caroline
 
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Reply Sun 20 Sep, 2009 01:26 am
@Khethil,
Well no of course not but I haven't killed anyone yet now have I now Krumple? :poke-eye: And where is this going? Please thanks.
Krumple
 
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Reply Sun 20 Sep, 2009 01:31 am
@Caroline,
Caroline;92144 wrote:
Well no of course not but I haven't killed anyone yet now have I now Krumple? :poke-eye: And where is this going? Please thanks.


Alright, good, I am glad you said this. Now stay with me here, what if you are falsely accused of murder? I know you are innocent, but somehow you were found guilty? Perhaps the jury didn't like you. Or perhaps the evidence was planted and it couldn't be dismissed that you were connected to it. But you were found guilty of murder and sent to jail for the rest of your life, for a crime that you didn't commit. Would that be fair?
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Didymos Thomas
 
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Reply Sun 20 Sep, 2009 01:37 pm
People are convicted everyday for crimes they did not commit. This was a bit too do in the US justice system - as new technologies came along that gave convicts the chance to have their evidence reconsidered the question came: should they have the right to use new technologies to prove themselves innocent.

A bunch of angry prosecutors and police did not like the idea of convicts being able to prove themselves innocent. Jerks.
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Pangloss
 
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Reply Sun 20 Sep, 2009 01:53 pm
@Khethil,
I think it basically amounts to class warfare with a little bit of racism to boot. Better to keep those unruly poor folks in jail than out on the streets...

"It ain't a secret, don't conceal the fact. The penitentiary's packed, and it's filled with blacks..." - 2Pac

YouTube - changes with lyrics
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