'"I don't know of anyone who would want to cause him harm," Kaufman city Mayor William Fortner said. "As far as I could tell, he was doing a really good job as a district attorney."' That has to be the dumbest thing I've read in quite a while - I mean who in the world would want to kill a DA?
Really, we have the largest prison population in the world. Five times bigger than China, which has more people. And many for harmless stuff like smoking or selling evil marijuana, which kills no one, while alcohol and tobacco kill millions. The whole system is nuts. Yes, there are Really bad people out there. That's why we should be focusing on putting them away instead of wasting billions policing the evil weed.
We have more than China because in China they just kill them... or they "disappear" lol
We have more than china because judges can own and operate prisons, and get more money the more prisoners they have, how crazy is that.
Right.Judges buy and invest in half way houses too. And America leads the world in per capita incarceration.
Prisons are on the stock market people own shares is why we have the largest prison population in the world
No. We have more than China because China has an extremely heavy hand on, but only on, capital crimes and political disturbance. On all other things, they don't care, since general mass don't have guns anyway. This is called budget prioritizing, which we are bad at.
They get put into prison/labor gulags.
Dont kid yourself. China has plenty of prisoners, just not as many as we do.
Interesting comment. China has a population over a billion. We have around 325 million. So, according to your math, on a per capita basis we have a lot more in prison than China, which by the way is a fact. We have more in prison per capita than any country in the world.
Yes, a billion+ prisoners...if u look at it from outside the box.
yes moron , that the best medicine for all criminal , and not keeping fats and with very good health .
That's something the legislatures did, not the prosecutors.
Sounds like you're ready to get your pot smoke on.
First off, most people in prison are not in their for marijuana. You say that as if 90% of folks get sentenced to federal super-max for smoking up.
You try to make this argument about legalizing weed and it is stupid. Yes, legalize weed. I support that. But only a high !diot would think that would vastly effect our prison population. We have a high prison pop because we have a lot of folks that do bad things. We as a society are failing. We kill eachother and rob eachotehr and rape eachother too much. That and places like China kill offenders more often than we do.
This is the main reason why weed is still not legal. Because stupid people like you try to spin EVERY argument into why it should be legal. Just stop it. This argument is just as bad as the argument people make that all drugs should be legal just to get weed legalized. And who cares about cigarettes. All you are doing is saying that we should make smoking cigs and drinking illegal as well. And remember, Alcohol WAS illegal at one point. If you were smart, you would not want to compare smoking weed to Cigs AT ALL. You know that most of America is anti smoking. So why compare weed to the leading cause of cancer as well as the leading cause of car accidents and violence.
My point is this.
1.Legalize weed and we will still have a huge prison population.
2. Your argument fails and you make those that have decent arguments for legalizing mary jane look stupid.
3. Shut up.
Those who buy illegal weed get familiar with criminals. Many go down this road at an early age, and end up in the pen. When they get out the only life left is to be a dope dealer or thief...
You shut the f*** up and get over yourself.
Working on your Masters degree in Creative Writing?
Nope. I don't need to because I am already a good writer. However, there is plenty of uncivilized conversation on here from some people, like Bob and Mike Horton who act like they are halfway intelligent, but based on their posts, appear to be anything but. So I call out people such as Bob and Mike on their ridiculous posts. If you don't like it, I really don't care.
You respond with the above and I bring logic and reason and I am bringing uncivilized speech to the convo?
First off, Why the F are we discussing weed in a murder case? The conversation already got stupid the moment somebody brings up legalizing weed as if it would keep the DA alive.
I don't even ...you know what. Enjoy your stupid. You are a lost cause if you think you are the voice of reason.
You are honestly one of the stupidest people I have ever had the misfortune of reading anything from. I seriously doubt you have any real writing skills other than basic spelling skills.
If anyone is bringing stupid into this conversation it is you and you alone. Your writing style is also very much like an 14 year old. A talented 14 year old, but still a 14 year old all the same. If you are over the age of 14 I would not consider your skills even the slightest bit good and you should not consider yourself a good writer...unless you are comparing your skills in Persuasive writing to that of 13 year olds.
I'm over myself. Never was "on" myself. What I am on is fact logic and a little less weed.
Maybe if you cut back or stopped lacing your blunts with LSD you would be able to think up a rationale response instead of the equivalent of "No you shut up!"
but the people that deal the marijuana kill... and the "product" is the motive.
Go back to fox news with that faulty logic
I know right, if the prison population was to somehow get out, there would be a very large and capable army very willing to kill US officials...LOL...Just saying
U.S has the largest prison population in the world simply because they have the highest number of criminals in the world. Stop comparing because other countries will not start jailing people for no reason or you wish the U.S stopped jailing child molesters, armed robbers, rapists and so forth.
Why do we have the most criminals??
That's because they just execute them. A great deterient.
The weed is being brought in by the very people who are decapitating folks down in Mexico. Do you really think it's harmless?
But you've got to know the arts of keeping the mass people, all with guns, in check. The "zero tolerance" policy has the beauty of keeping every small thing in check :)
thought the same thing. you put people in jail yet have no enemies?? l
Sounds like Mayor Fortner was in shock and had to say something to the press but didn't know what.
He vowed after Hasse's slaying to put away the "scum" who killed his deputy.........my gosh, why be so stupid as to advertise you're going after a killer? Rein in the egos here, and the rest of you just shut up and do your job. You are picking a fight with someone who knows who you are, and you don't know who he/she is. That's like bringing a knife to a gunfight, guys. Shut the pie hole and get to work on it quietly. You may just cause more deaths now by mouthing off. Do you want to feel responsible for the next one, if he does this again? Just use your resources a little more wisely, and don't get mouthy about it in front of some camera for all the world to see.
well...we know Texans hve big guns, big oil money, big egos and big mouths!!!
And giant beltbuckles
and bit Stetsons
Do not come here!
I was born and raised there....but again, ya'll want to do things your own way...then pay your own way...stop using my tax dollars to clean up your oil spills, rebuilding your towns after tornadoes, etc etc....stop having your hand out to a government you hate.
Don't believe for one moment that you were born or raised in Texas. You have a very distorted view of Texas and it's people and you certainly do seem to have nothing but negative comments about Texas or Texans if you were from there.
I grew up in El Campo, Texas...the Pearl of the Prairie...
any more stupid things you want to say??
Wow! Very liberated in our thinking aren't we? More stupid things to say? I was waiting for you to do that actually but you are on a roll. You have never been to Austin obviously. The majority there are very liberal. I don't know any of the people from Texas that you are talking about and I still don't believe you are from Texas. You have seen too many espisodes of Dallas, Varsity Blues, Saturday Night Lights..etc.. Sure you will find some rubes that are completely against taxes, for guns and so forth; just look at the governor. You generalize the entire state with a very stereotypical view. Saying all Texans have big mouths and big stetsons. You really have been watching too much TV. You must think all people from California are like the Kardashians or that people from New Jersey are guidos like Jersey shore.
youre right...I shouldnt have said that about All Texans....after all me and my sisters were raised there and we are not like that. Youre right about lots of "rubes" live in other states too...but check out El Campo...great childhood, great little town...
He doesn't know jack about us, and do we have to mention Austin, they arn't true texans, to many folks from California and New York moved to Travis County and distorted our great capital for there own goals.
I resent everything you said about Austin except for pointing out the fact that liberals need jobs too. There are a TON of Californians flocking here, the rest of us came for the weather and music.
Please move back and vote liberal. Once a liberal majority has been elected once it will fall, look at Colorado.
apologizing for this rude remark.