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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:07 AM
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'average guy' robs bank.....(easy way out of bankruptcy)
another 'good citizen' loses it (bankruptcy and economy)
police say tough shit, book him and prosecute to the full extent of the law
not a smart guy....

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2009/03/05/matti...
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:32 AM
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1. nah, the easy way is to set up a hedge fund, promise high returns....
get a bunch of stupid rich people to put money in, and pyramid yourself to riches!
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:48 AM
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2. Well, if we all robbed the banks, it would be one surefire way
to get the economy back up and running. It would give us some money to spend and the banks would just get it back anyhow. Shit, the banks should throw parades in every burg in the world and just throw the money out there to us. In the end, they'll always get it back anyhow.
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:23 AM
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3. free room and board, 3 meals a day, and a warm place to sleep
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When all else fails

There's always the jails!

Street people have been doing this for decades . .

Ya even get free health care in jail!

Sad, yes,. . .

but true

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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:28 AM
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4. We call it "3 hots and a cot"
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:45 AM
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5. "3 hots and a cot" - I'll remember that one!
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:47 AM
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7. A guy told me that
who use to do his Christmas shoplifting early in the year.
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:47 AM
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9. I used to live in Toronto - and what they called the "Don Jail" filled up with minor offenders
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every winter

some would just grab a brick, stone, whatever, and throw it through a store window

Then sit down and wait for the cops to come

"3 hots and a cot"

I got it now .

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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:49 AM
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6. Possibly going out in a hail of bullets doesn't sound like the "easy way" out to me
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 09:51 AM by NNN0LHI
No matter how you slice it.

I highly discourage this type of behavior.

Don
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cyndensco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:23 AM
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8. So this is the first crime the chief has seen committed in her 29 yrs of service
by an "average American citizen from a middle class family?" :wtf:

They believe the man had been planning the robbery for a year, he took two hostages and threatened to kill, but some are saddened because he, this average Joe, just snapped?

He is entitled to his "3 hots and a cot" not because it will show the public that robbing a bank is not the answer. No, he has earned his prison time because he is a f*cking CRIMINAL.

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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:54 AM
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10. most "CRIMINALS" are not born that way, they are created by their environment
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Constantly abuse a human being for years or decades,

their behavior may change

SURPRISE!!

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cyndensco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 11:28 AM
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11. I am not surprised that a person's environment can cause him to commit a crime.
I am surprised the police chief witnessed her first "average American citizen from a middle class family" commit a crime. She either does not agree that environment may play a part in criminal behavior, has arrested very few people in her 29-year career, or something about this guy made him different. That is my problem - HER, thus the police department's, perspective.

Until we delve into circumstances leading to everyone's criminal behavior, I have a problem with this man being singled out as being the exception. True, based on the background presented in this piece, he led an exemplary life before robbing the bank, but certainly others who have committed crimes in Greenville have lead equally laudable lives but do not receive the same attention.
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