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Re: “The murder investigation and voter purge open line

They would also be shocked at the numbers of women, black folks, and non-property owning white folks were voting too.

What's your point again?

20 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by VeritasArkansas on 06/25/2013 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Nancy Todd casino amendment short on signatures UPDATE

Yeah, let's just keep sending our money to Tunica, Shreveport, Joplin, or any number of casinos in Oklahoma. GREAT IDEA plainjim!!!!!!!

People that are going to gamble are going to gamble, regardless of location.

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by VeritasArkansas on 07/23/2012 at 11:18 PM

Re: “You thought debtor prison was unconstitutional?

Actually, most courts here monitor their own community service. At least that's true in the bigger cities.

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Posted by VeritasArkansas on 07/05/2012 at 11:55 AM

Re: “You thought debtor prison was unconstitutional?

I just want some of you to come up with a solution.

Couldn't be better didn't do it. Max didn't do it. Let's here some proposals from those of you convinced that the system could be done better.

Say someone commits a crime. Let's say he stole an Xbox from Wal-Mart. You really have 4 main options:

1) You can impose a fine;
2) You can give him community service;
3) You could order him to attend some alcohol/drug/mental health treatement for rehab;
4) You can give him some jail time.

Or you could always do some mixture of the above. Most district courts in this State will order some mixture of options 1 and 2 above, and let him go about his way. So, what if a fine is ordered....and it's not paid. OR, community service is ordered....and it's not done. OR, rehab is ordered.....and it's not complied with.

What do you propose to do then?

Do you not agree that crime should be punished? And if the system gives someone every opportunity to avoid jail, and they still don't....isn't jail the only remedy left?

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by VeritasArkansas on 07/05/2012 at 10:58 AM

Re: “You thought debtor prison was unconstitutional?

So if someone can't pay a fine....and they won't do their community service...and you don't want to put them in jail...

How exactly would you propose crime be punished, Max?

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Posted by VeritasArkansas on 07/05/2012 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Supreme Court upholds visitation for same-sex ex

Is there anyone out there that still believes Courtney Henry is anything but a dyed-in-the-wool conservative?

Posted by VeritasArkansas on 02/17/2011 at 12:54 PM

Re: “McDaniel sides with Arizona

SP -

The Arkansas AG didn't "intervene," it field an amicus brief with the court. Those briefs are filed by any interested party to advocate for one side or the other. Any individual or organization can file an amicus brief on any case it desires to. Those briefs also entirely end your involvement with the case.

Posted by VeritasArkansas on 11/05/2010 at 4:55 PM

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