Re: Say what? was Re: true abundance?

From: John Marlow (
Date: Mon Jan 29 2001 - 01:41:00 MST

True enough; plenty of bozo offenses are felonies these days--and
plenty of bozo offenders doing big time--but lifers include the
meanest, most vicious, etc. etc.

On 28 Jan 2001, at 22:55, Spike Jones wrote:

> "Michael M. Butler" wrote:
> > Do you really think everyone in jail deserves to be there?
> No.
> > Are you aware of the current policy regarding
> > parole at Federal penitentiaries?
> No. What is it?
> > Are you aware that one can easily rack
> > up 80+ year sentences with the current set of laws, for crimes with no
> > shown victims?
> Can they give life sentences without a body?

**Yes; it's happened on several occasions. Usually, not always--there
is evidence of foul play--bloodstains, etc.

  I confess ignorance
> of the legal system, but I think you refer to drug penalties. I think all
> drugs should be legal.

**Gotta lean toward SOME being legal, anyway. Huge waste of resources-
-but, hey, the Drug War is not about drugs; if it was it would be
called off as the multibillion-dollar fiasco it is. The Drug War is
successful at only one thing--arguably its only true purpose:
Reduction/elimination of citizen rights in the United States and
simultaneous expansion of governmental police powers. Thus, it will
continue indefinitely.

> Actually Im surprised this topic is so controversial. A coed
> prison colony, regardless of the details, would be preferable
> to the current lot of those who get life without parole, eh? spike

Sure--if you're a rapist/torturer/murderer/pimp; great fun. Not so
hot if you're a woman.



John Marlow

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