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  •  ummm - no. (8+ / 0-)

    first place - we have decided as a nation what is or isn't criminal.  

    So we tried alcohol prohibition - made it criminal.  That didn't work.  

    Next it was criminalizing drugs (mostly those used by people of color at the time)

    We've created an entire "criminal class".  

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    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 09:56:33 AM PST

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    •  Um, waitasec D, (0+ / 0-)

      Just so I'm clear, isn't the subject of this diary convicted on ordering multiple murders?  You can't possibly be suggesting that 'ordering murders' 'is or isn't criminal', can you?  That we shouldn't have a prohibition on such actions?

      I really can't see such behaviour being compared in good faith to using or selling any form of drug.  The comparison simply doesn't hold up for me.

      •  um - go back. read. There are multiple (1+ / 0-)
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        subjects in this diary.  

        No where have I said anything about letting Luis Felipe out of prison, or that he was wrongfully convicted.  I did not even argue against him being in solitary.  I did argue that he had a right to human contact - letters, phone calls and visitors.

        This diary also addresses "gangs' and their formation.  Have you viewed the entire film yet?

        It also addresses the use of RICO.

        What is your opinion?

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        by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 12:52:38 PM PST

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        •  There are in the diary (1+ / 0-)
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          but I was taking your reply in the context specifically of the comment to which you replied.  I'm glad you were not suggesting what it sounded like there.

          I'm again on a computer with no speakers, so I can't really usefully view videos.

        •  In my opinion he lost those rights the moment (0+ / 0-)

          he used those exact privileges to kill others.  That's the issue here....in his case, he was given communication with others and then he used that right to murder again.  It is no different that if we just gave him the right to be free and the moment he stepped out, he killed once again.

          He abused it to the ultimate level and now must suffer the consequences of it.

           I mean has anyone thought of how anyone here would feel if we rallied behind giving this guy communication rights and somehow he used that to kill again?  How would we feel about it then?  Would we still rally once again to give it back?  How many would have to die before we say enough?

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