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Prison Economics Help Drive Ariz. Immigration Law

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Hadmar, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    Someone pointed me to this article:
    The full article is here:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130833741

    So, what's the average reading on the bull**** scale for NPR?
     
  2. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    sounds like slavery to me.
     
  3. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    I can't speak to the validity of that story in particular.

    but I wouldn't necessarily be surprised.
    that's because prison economics is what has driven United States drug enforcement policy. the US has been constructing privately owned and operated prisons for years now which are run for-profit.

    how do you keep em' full?
    mandatory minimum sentencing for drug possession, among other things. so who's to say they wouldn't take the same idea and apply it to illegal immigration?
    it's scary stuff. the kind of thing that people should be more worried about than they are.

    but hey, I understand.
    Dancing with the Stars is on tonight. I can't be bothered with real issues.
     
  4. pine

    pine Official Photography Thread Appreciator

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    Wow. To those reading this thread, I highly recommend reading the whole article, even though it's long.



    Right now, Republicans are clamoring to cut NPR's funding. Can you hear them?
     
  5. kiff

    kiff That guy from Texas. Give me some Cash

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    I agree that for-profit prisons are, at least potentially, a very bad thing and for many of the reasons you mentioned. That said, I'm very confident that the whole immigration thing is based off the problems the illegals are causing. Anyone that lives near the border truly understands the motivations.
     
  6. Plumb_Drumb

    Plumb_Drumb yumb

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    I know a couple guys that live in Arizona, near the border, and they claim it is as big a problem as you can imagine.

    I think they changed their concealed weapons law in response to the problem, and people close to the border are allowed to snipe.
     
  7. BITE_ME

    BITE_ME Bye-Bye

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    Just ban tacos and burritos.
    No food=No illegal immigrants
     
  8. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    My, why would I bump this thread? Let's see:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/14/private-prisons-buying-state-prisons_n_1272143.html
     
  9. cryptophreak

    cryptophreak unbalanced

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    The USA has the highest incarceration rate of any modern country, and at the same time is populated primarily by essentially law-abiding pussies. These stories account for a portion of the artificially inflated prison population but by no means all of it.

    A hideous place, really.
     
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  10. Vaskadar

    Vaskadar It's time I look back from outer space

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    Very much agreed. More inmates than Russia can't be right.
     
  11. Selerox

    Selerox COR AD COR LOQVITVR

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    Giving 5 years sentences for a first offence doesn't help...

    1 in 32 US citizens are being currently within the criminal justice system.

    One in thirty-two?!

    How the hell are you still a functioning country?
     
  12. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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  13. cryptophreak

    cryptophreak unbalanced

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    Because while superficially people like to argue about politics and demand changes, at their core, and when it really counts, people are weak and servile:

    "Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world, in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity and war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country."
     
  14. thewalkingman

    thewalkingman ssssssssssss bugger!

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    The article is 2 years old .npr.russell pearce is no longer in office.Npr . There is no demand to build immigration prisons here in Arizona.Npr :).carry on tho.
     
  15. Angel_Mapper

    Angel_Mapper Goooooooats

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  16. Hermskii

    Hermskii www.Hermskii.com

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    The illegals are as bad as they can be. I'm in Houston. Southwest side to be specific. You can't go to a Home Depot here without about 50 Mexicans standing around trying to get work. They hang out at all the gas stations. You can't put air in your tires because they guard the compressor so they can put the air in for you and then they want to be tipped for their effort. One of my sons wasn't allowed into a public school I have paid taxes towards for over 40 years. reason he couldn't go there: He could speak English. True story. My other son was the only white kid in his class last year. They are both in private schools now thank GOD! Did you hear about the illegal alien who ran for Texas A&M Study Body President who was illegal? Read the news now. This is today.
     
  17. SlayerDragon

    SlayerDragon LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES

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    Horrifying and all 100% factual!
     
  18. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    I'm pretty sure that Hermski is a native American Indian.

    he's allowed to complain about immigration.
     
  19. Peavey

    Peavey Rattus Norvegicus

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    Okay post deleted :D
     
  20. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    lol oh you actually deleted it.

    I thought it was good.
     

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