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  •  The prohibition of "cruel and inhumane... " (8+ / 0-)

    is afforded to even the most low and despicable.

    That is what equal protection and due process is all about.

    It is a test of us.

    It seems we fail miserably.

    A Poet is at the same time a force for Solidarity and for Solitude -- Pablo Neruda / Netroots Radio podcasts of The After Show with Wink & Justice can be found on Stitcher

    by justiceputnam on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 10:25:37 AM PST

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    •  Then Columbia giving Escobar (1+ / 0-)
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      a personal prison to manage his operations and executions was the height of compassion and humanity.

      At some point, it would be helpful to address the utilitarian concerns of allowing people with personal hit-squads liberty to communicate behind bars.

      The whole decade needs an asterisk.

      by James Kresnik on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 10:42:51 AM PST

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      •  This is not a corn field (0+ / 0-)

        so stop setting up strawmen to scare away the crows... US criminal justice policy does not look to Columbia for direction and it never has... so your statement could not be more irrelevant if you had said that 2+2=Jello...

        Fear doesn't just breed incomprehension. It also breeds a spiteful, resentful hate of anyone and everyone who is in any way different from you.

        by awesumtenor on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 08:48:07 AM PST

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