"Prison should be used for people the community is afraid of, not people we are mad at."
How about for people who have done great harm to the community? Not just potential harm or only to themselves…
Hendry F. Fradella, J.D., Ph.D, and Connie Ireland, Ph.D, “From the Legal Literature: Evidence-Based Practices in Sentencing,Corrections, and Parole: Policies and Practices to Reduce Recidivism,” Criminal Law Bulletin, Summer 2008, Volume 44, Issue 4 (via cwnl)
Bodies hanging from bridge in Mexico are warning to social media users
Social media users who denounce drug cartel activities along the Mexican border received a brutal warning this week: Two mangled bodies hanging like cuts of meat from a pedestrian bridge………..Signs left near the bodies declared the pair, both apparently in their early 20s, were killed for posting denouncements of drug cartel activities on a social network.
“This is going to happen to all of those posting funny things on the Internet,” one sign said. “You better (expletive) pay attention. I’m about to get you.”
The gruesome scene sent a chilling message at a time when online posts have become some of the loudest voices reporting violence in Mexico. In some parts of the country, threats from cartels have silenced traditional media. Sometimes even local authorities fear speaking out.
In a post on her Facebook page, Sarah Reidy, who joined Huntsman’s campaign in August but was not speaking on its behalf in this instance, said the behavior of audience members made her “sick and sad” for the Republican party.
“For years I have tried to prove that the GOP isn’t the Party of elitist, stereotypical people that lack compassion,” Reidy wrote on her Facebook account Tuesday. “When did creativity and growth become secondary to hate? Hearing the debate crowds go crazy over things like executions and the uninsured dying makes me sick and sad for my Party that I devote my time and efforts.”
In an interview with The Ticket, Reidy said that she has heard similar complaints within Republican circles.
When I see evidence to the contrary, I’ll believe otherwise. Until then- I don’t see myself making the guest list of the Grand Old Party- nor do I want.
Death Panel of the Day: The CNN/Tea Party Express debate has its own “234 executions moment” as crowd members respond approvingly to the notion of letting an uninsured America in need of long-term intensive care die rather than be allowed to receive government aid.
I read TDW description of this, listened to what Ron Paul had to say, and while I disagree with him, I don’t think it was nearly as awful as Perry’s execution moment, but what happens in the final two seconds of this video, far surpasses it in terms of how disgusted I was. It literally stunned me.
If I were able to afford health insurance it won’t be $200-300 a month and it certainly won’t cover the one thing I need it to, which is a recurrence of cancer.
It’s quite shameful the direction our country has taken since 9/11. To say I am disgusted is putting it lightly.
"Anna Hazare has quickly become a 21st century Mahatma Gandhi inspiration for millions of Indians fed up with rampant corruption, red tape and inadequate services provided by the state despite the country posting near-double digit economic growth for almost a decade.
“Democracy means no voice, however small, must go unheard. The anti-corruption sentiment is not a whisper-it’s a scream. Grave error to ignore it,” Anand Mahindra, one of India’s leading businessmen and managing director of conglomerate Mahindra Group, wrote on Twitter."
The relation between austerity and riots is so clear that former IMF chief economist and Noble prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz coined a phrase to describe what happens after the International Monetary Fund demands austerity in return for loans to indebted countries: “The IMF Riot”.
Jimmy crack corn and I don’t care! Let them eat cake…made of soylent green…it’s people
Not only is the United States slouching toward a double dip, but so is Europe. New data out today show even Europe’s strongest core economies – Germany, France, and the Netherlands – slowing to a crawl.
We’re on the cusp of a global recession.
Policy makers be warned: Austerity is the wrong…
Pay attention folks. Sad but those who make policy aren’t concerned with the ability of the masses to sustain any quality of life.