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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 03:08 PM
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43 stun-gunned at prisons' Take Your Kids to Work Day
Source: Miami Herald

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"A total of 43 children were directly and indirectly shocked by electric stun guns during simultaneous ''Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day'' events gone wrong at three state prisons, according to new information provided Friday by the Florida Department of Corrections.

Also, a group of kids was exposed to tear gas during a demonstration at another lockup.

Three prison guards have been fired, two have resigned and 16 more employees -- from corrections officers to a warden -- will be disciplined due to the incidents that unfolded April 23, said DOC Secretary Walt McNeil. An investigation is ongoing.

None of the children in any of the incidents required medical attention or was notably harmed, McNeil said. He said the children, who ranged in age from 5 to 17, were all children of prison officials."

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/459/story/1050424.html
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 03:11 PM
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1. well, that was probably a bit more informative than your usual Kids To Work Day! nt
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 03:12 PM
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2. This Has To Be 'The Onion', Sir: It Simply Must....
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 03:13 PM
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3. No..
...it's just another day in the Sunshine State. :thumbsup:
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 03:20 PM
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6. Well, Their Writers, Sir, Are Throwing Coffee Cups At The Wall, And Cursing Their Slow Wits, Then
Actually, it is something I probably should not be laughing so hard at, but there it is....
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 03:27 PM
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8. Could call it "demonstration training"
for future demonstrators
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 03:45 AM
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24. Eh, don't feel bad. I giggled through the whole story.
:)
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 03:16 PM
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5. Miami Herald. They read similarly...
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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 03:29 PM
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9. I thought the same thing!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 03:32 PM
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11. I have suggested to McClatchy that they sell the Herald to The Onion.
It would save time and money all the way 'round. lol
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adamuu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 04:10 PM
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14. Bingo... you've just invented a new internet game
The Onion? or The Miami Herald

Post 10 headlines from each... scroll down for the correct answer...
Answers are sometimes surprising
you get the idea.

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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 02:25 PM
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34. Just what I said, Sir
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 02:51 PM
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36. A Pleasure to See You About the Place, My Friend
And to see that still we do often think alike....
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PM Martin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 03:16 PM
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4. Florida strikes yet again!
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Wizard777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 03:22 PM
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7. Wonderful! Tasers as a carnival ride. Who wants to be next to ride the Convulser?
Has Palins Brother In Law found new employment?
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 03:30 PM
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10. Could be worse
These stellar employees could have worked at the sausage factory.
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Dogtown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 03:32 PM
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12. Sanctioned child-abuse.
Lets hope these poor kids don't stay with the industry, in *any* capacity...
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 03:40 PM
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13. How did I *KNOW* this was in FL even before I opened it? n/t
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 06:00 PM
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20. Mmmmm...could it be strong bias???
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 01:53 AM
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21. probably just comedic intuition.
i suggest you look for some.
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 07:10 AM
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26. ????
Try for clarity instead of the oblique approach. It might do you well.
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 10:25 AM
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27. i don't think it should surprise anyone
that florida is home to some of the world's dumbest criminals. lighten up.
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 11:29 AM
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30. What is with this moral high ground bullshit?
Telling me to lighten up? How did you get involved in this, anyhow?
Aren't there more important things in Pittsburgh to do?

Actually, I'd always liked the people I'd met from Pittsburgh. But I don't remember self-importance as being a common quality.
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 12:32 AM
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39. lol
you're right. i do have better things to do. my brilliant genes are needed elsewhere. while i'm off spreading mirth and merriment, feel free not to laugh. you are a boring person without a sense of humor.

why'd i get involved? because i'm sick of people trying to portray bias as something that's obviously an attempt at humor. i'm sorry your taste in humor probably extends no further than a pithy remark about the bush administration. before you come at me with a laconic example, do yourself a favor and don't waste my time. you. are. lame.
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-17-09 06:57 AM
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40. I'm sorry if you feel that you have a sense of humor.
Edited on Sun May-17-09 07:04 AM by timtom
(Well, maybe at the sixth-grade level...)

But we don't all laugh at the same things. Otherwise, you'd be an internationally recognized comedian, like George Carlin, or Bozo the Clown.
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edc Donating Member (407 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 04:21 PM
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15. "Electronic immobilization device"
Now that's a euphemism's euphemism! Right up there with "collateral damage" and other classics of the form.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 04:22 PM
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16. "Scared Straight" is now "Shocked Straight"?
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 04:23 PM
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17. How did the kids like the pruno?
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bitchkitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 02:34 PM
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35. LMAO! In Southern prisons it's called "Buck". n/t
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 04:41 PM
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38. Okay *I* learned something new on DU today
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pruno

I thought it was called "Apple Jack" but that is from a movie ("Longest Yard"?) I think
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 04:24 PM
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18. Operation See a Parent "FRY" a convict
OOPs
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 04:29 PM
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19. Probably not the smartest idea, but the Mythbusters tase themselves and each other for fun...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 02:19 AM
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 11:11 AM
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29. This state never disappoints
with comedy relief and stupidity. It was just a rumor to me before we actually moved here, but each day I am more and more amazed at the knuckleheads who do these things.
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 03:32 AM
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23. Private or public prisons? Either way, that's really stupid.
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 03:47 AM
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25. Wait, what?
This isn't a joke????
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 10:35 AM
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28. Wasn't this an episode of "Arrested Development"? n/t
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chatnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 11:58 AM
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31. This sounds like a deleted scene from 'Idiocracy'
Available on the DVD special features....
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 12:33 PM
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32. Imagine the family counseling session six months from now...
"So, Mr. Jones, what did you say your family's conflict was?"

'It's our oldest daughter, Amanda. She's sullen all the time. She's combative. She won't do her homework or clean her room. Frankly, doctor, we don't know what to do with her.'

"Amanda, is what they're saying true?"

'Yeah. Fuck you.'

"And Mr. Jones, when do you think all of this started?"

'Oh, I'll tell you exactly when it started: the day after I tased her and threw a tear gas grenade at her feet during Take Your Daughter To Work Day at the prison I worked at. I mean, come on. None of the other parents would let me do that shit to their kids...'
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ThirdWorldJohn Donating Member (525 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 03:08 PM
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37. Children in the US - just issue a bullseye to them at Birth nt
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