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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:41 PM

32. Someone who willingly gets felony charges for a soda has mental issues bigger than crime...

 

... but America doesn't believe in their existence, let alone treatment, unless they fall into a category that it is profitable to medicate.

I think he should be given the choice between sane, respectful, person-centered psychiatric treatment and education, or a safe, healthy form of imprisonment. But America has neither, nor much interest in providing them. So I may as well offer flying monkeys and magic tiaras.

But the idea of someone "deserving" our current imprisonment system, from which nearly no one returns undamaged, for even three stolen soda pops is just sick. I hate to think what they'd do with a real thief - say a drunk kid that rips off a $1000 bike to ride home on and leaves it in a ditch a block from their house, the kind we see fairly regularly.

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