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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 09:04 AM
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48. Actually this happens a lot more often than you'd think.
It's usually part of a plea bargain where the convicted agree to join the military and receive a fine and probation until they are inducted.
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  -Judge offers a choice: Join the Army or go to jail RamboLiberal  Jan-30-06 04:24 PM   #0 
  - he was just practicing for Abu Ghraib.  antifaschits   Jan-30-06 04:25 PM   #1 
  - THUGS AND KILLERS IN THE MILITARY  saigon68   Jan-31-06 03:27 AM   #44 
  - great choice..id go to jail...nt  xiamiam   Jan-30-06 04:25 PM   #2 
  - better live in jail than dead in Ramadi  grytpype   Jan-30-06 04:26 PM   #5 
  - He'll be an asset at Abu Ghraib  BlueEyedSon   Jan-30-06 04:26 PM   #3 
  - That sounds pretty reasonable of the Judge  snooper2   Jan-30-06 04:26 PM   #4 
  - That was SOP in the 70s.  evlbstrd   Jan-30-06 04:27 PM   #6 
  - I remember those days. Went through boot in '63  formercia   Jan-30-06 04:47 PM   #10 
  - Happened to me in '69. Funny thing is...  TomInTib   Jan-30-06 04:58 PM   #12 
  - Bet You Didn't Even Need To Take A Urine Test!  Donkeykick   Jan-30-06 06:27 PM   #24 
  - I know someone that happened to in 1971  dflprincess   Jan-30-06 07:27 PM   #28 
     - I agree. I worked in a VA Hospital in the eighties  leftchick   Jan-30-06 07:41 PM   #31 
  - Yep, happened all the time during Vietnam. This is not new, but  Nay   Jan-30-06 05:56 PM   #19 
  - I was going to post the same thing as I was reading this  Jeanette in FL   Jan-30-06 06:16 PM   #21 
  - It's been going on for a good while  brer cat   Jan-30-06 07:19 PM   #27 
  - Absolutely.  phylny   Jan-30-06 08:28 PM   #34 
  - this is where judges have way too much power.  sui generis   Jan-30-06 04:28 PM   #7 
  - Bullshit. He's giving the kid a choice, serve your time or join the army.  DS1   Jan-30-06 04:32 PM   #8 
  - This is why we can't have recruiters in our schools  trixie   Jan-30-06 06:37 PM   #26 
  - Agreed 100%.  HypnoToad   Jan-30-06 09:33 PM   #38 
  - With Alito on the SCOTUS, we could lose the "serve your time" part. n/t  kgfnally   Jan-31-06 12:06 AM   #41 
  - Actually, she didn't "order" him to do so...  Mithras61   Jan-30-06 04:37 PM   #9 
  - So what if it's unfair to people in jail...they broke the law to get there  MindPilot   Jan-30-06 04:50 PM   #11 
  - Just the joker you want at your back  TacticalPeek   Jan-30-06 04:58 PM   #13 
  - Oh god, ain't that the truth. It's numbnutz like those...  Poll_Blind   Jan-30-06 06:17 PM   #22 
  - This judge is sick, really sick, unleash him to the world, stupid !!  GetTheRightVote   Jan-30-06 04:59 PM   #14 
  - An unusual choice? WTF This is how they did it during the Vietnam years.  0007   Jan-30-06 05:03 PM   #15 
  - STUPID JUDGE--that order makes the kid ineligible for enlistment  MADem   Jan-30-06 05:30 PM   #16 
  - I'll take jail, thanks.  darkism   Jan-30-06 05:34 PM   #17 
  - Basically, it's a possible death sentence for a misdemeanor.  Karla Marx   Jan-30-06 05:43 PM   #18 
  - The guy said he WANTS to join the Army.  Miss Chybil   Jan-30-06 11:19 PM   #39 
  - yes,his callous crime was wrong, but a possible DEATH Sentence? n/t  NIGHT TRIPPER   Jan-31-06 12:26 AM   #43 
  - What is this 16th century england?  henslee   Jan-30-06 06:02 PM   #20 
  - What's the word for this? Penal conscription?  Poll_Blind   Jan-30-06 06:19 PM   #23 
  - Why didn't this guy join the Army before assaulting his GF's friend?  Straight Shooter   Jan-30-06 06:29 PM   #25 
  - this was the choice given to my 1st husband  BareNakedLiberal   Jan-30-06 07:33 PM   #29 
  - That's what they used to do  raysr   Jan-30-06 07:36 PM   #30 
  - this is not uncommon. The crime charged meant he  tom22   Jan-30-06 07:45 PM   #32 
  - that's how my ex bf became a helicopter pilot in VietNam  yorkiemommie1   Jan-30-06 08:02 PM   #33 
  - Another incentive for the state  president4aday   Jan-30-06 08:59 PM   #35 
  - Join and later say your gay.  Atmashine   Jan-30-06 09:09 PM   #36 
  - man we have returned to Vietnam times!!!  lovuian   Jan-30-06 09:12 PM   #37 
  - I'd pick jail, no contest.  WinkyDink   Jan-30-06 11:36 PM   #40 
  - I remember this happening during the Vietnam years  Whoa_Nelly   Jan-31-06 12:14 AM   #42 
  - Article title misleading. Guerra wanted to join Army and judge agreed. n/t  jody   Jan-31-06 07:56 AM   #45 
  - take jail dude!  lonestarnot   Jan-31-06 08:16 AM   #46 
  - 21st century pressganging  Canuckistanian   Jan-31-06 08:22 AM   #47 
  - 21st century knee jerking is more like it.  rinsd   Jan-31-06 10:34 AM   #53 
  - Actually this happens a lot more often than you'd think.  Sentinel Chicken   Jan-31-06 09:04 AM   #48 
  - The Marine Corps had plenty of "jail option" enlistees in my time.  Ernesto   Jan-31-06 09:09 AM   #49 
  - Take the year in jail. With stop/loss that's a life sentence. n/t  Javaman   Jan-31-06 09:18 AM   #50 
  - just the kind of criminal we want in our armed forces to spread our democ  wordpix   Jan-31-06 09:22 AM   #51 
     - This man will get a thrill out of Disciplining  saigon68   Jan-31-06 09:32 AM   #52 
 

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