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Should criminals collect jackpots?

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Posted: October 6, 2005, 9:51 am - IP Logged

Hey Chewie, I agree with allot of what you are saying. Money talks in our society. I would love nothing more than to see someone in here have the same voice as a Martha S and winning the lotto would do that. Me personally, I don't support thugs like Martha and yes I think many of the bigger crimes are forgotten with allot of money. Tyson, OJ, Martha, hundreds of CEO's etc. That is injustice. It's not right, IMHO. If you have money, no crime, no money it's a crime.

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    Posted: October 6, 2005, 10:49 am - IP Logged

    You pay your dollar, you win, you collect. end of story. What you do with it after that is up to you. If you do someting illegal it will catch up with you eventually, RIGHT?

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      Posted: October 7, 2005, 9:47 am - IP Logged

      If someone has served their time, I don't have a problem with them playing (and winning) the lottery. They should also regain the right to vote.

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        Posted: October 7, 2005, 11:09 am - IP Logged

        If a criminal has been convicted and done his time and released back into society, that's just fine. But if that person wins a lottery jackpot, I feel restitution needs to be paid back to the tax payers for his/hers cost of keeping them in prison. We all know what the cost of keeping one inmate cost these days and that cost just keeps going up every year! Heck, look at the cost to the tax payer for building those prisons! They live in air conditioned rooms and so on. These freaking criminals have it better than most of our countries working poor, is this fair? I think not! Our working poor are a part of society that pays their taxes, pays their parking tickets, stays out of trouble and so on. Our working poor doesn't get free medical care, they don't get to see a dentist and get a filling for free! Our prison system needs a major overhaul! I feel prison life should be harder time spent (no air conditioning, no tv etc.) than it is today! And if any convicted felon wins the lottery, they are to make Full Restitution of their Debt for housing them in prison!

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          Posted: October 7, 2005, 11:17 am - IP Logged

          I look at it like this. And like lots of others say.

          It's exactly a game. Anyone can play. And anyone who spends there dollar has a right...

          No matter where that dollar came from. Money is money...

          If it weren't for Vtracs and STXS where would we be?

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            Posted: October 7, 2005, 11:34 am - IP Logged

            BaristaExpress - much of what you said I agree with. Prisons should be the worst place to go so an offender has no desire to be there. I read an article where it cost $70k to pay for each inmate. Imagine what some families could do with that money. In any case, back to the subject I think you have a interesting idea.

            Shawnintennesse - the law does not agree with your line of thinking. Money earned from prostition, drug deals, murders, other crimes is not the same money. There are many articles and journals that cover that well enough. I understand what your saying about money itself but where is comes from is important in society. Another way to say it is this, an Al-Queda member gets 10k to kill an american or jew, then takes the 10k to win the american lotto, same money? Not in my book, sorry that's blood money.

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              Posted: October 7, 2005, 11:59 am - IP Logged

              BaristaExpress - much of what you said I agree with. Prisons should be the worst place to go so an offender has no desire to be there. I read an article where it cost $70k to pay for each inmate. Imagine what some families could do with that money. In any case, back to the subject I think you have a interesting idea.

              Shawnintennesse - the law does not agree with your line of thinking. Money earned from prostition, drug deals, murders, other crimes is not the same money. There are many articles and journals that cover that well enough. I understand what your saying about money itself but where is comes from is important in society. Another way to say it is this, an Al-Queda member gets 10k to kill an american or jew, then takes the 10k to win the american lotto, same money? Not in my book, sorry that's blood money.

              Law dosent cover itself. Thats been proven time and time again.

              Cops can walk on the law. They practice it,And make there own rules as they go along.

              They can come into your house without a warrant. And say that you let them in. And there belived. Your not. It happens all the time.

              The blue suit is the one thats corrupt.

              System of a Down said it the best.."Some of those who work forces,Are the same that burn crosses"...

              If it weren't for Vtracs and STXS where would we be?

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                Posted: October 7, 2005, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

                Todd:

                 

                Perhaps you might want to close this thread to the benefit of the innocent members. I don't want things to get personal. I respect others opinions but somehow the feeling is not reciprical. For those that stayed on point thanks. Cheers,

                I thought you wanted the thread to end, it can't end if you keep posting.Wink

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                  Posted: October 7, 2005, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                  Todd can close the post any time he choses. Personally if everything stays on point and we have a mutual respect there is no problem, if people start to blast others then perhaps closure would be best, don't you agree?


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                    Posted: October 7, 2005, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

                    Just look for the lead numbers and pointers, from last week and see if they come up.

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                      Posted: October 7, 2005, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

                      acronym007: It would be helpful if the situation was more clearly defined: Are you talking about a criminal actively engaged in criminal activities and deriving his entire income from those activities. Or: A felon who has served time and is now back in society and nolonger engaging in criminal activity. Or do you have some other scenario in mind.

                       

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                        Posted: October 8, 2005, 7:41 am - IP Logged

                        BaristaExpress - much of what you said I agree with. Prisons should be the worst place to go so an offender has no desire to be there. I read an article where it cost $70k to pay for each inmate. Imagine what some families could do with that money. In any case, back to the subject I think you have a interesting idea.

                        Shawnintennesse - the law does not agree with your line of thinking. Money earned from prostition, drug deals, murders, other crimes is not the same money. There are many articles and journals that cover that well enough. I understand what your saying about money itself but where is comes from is important in society. Another way to say it is this, an Al-Queda member gets 10k to kill an american or jew, then takes the 10k to win the american lotto, same money? Not in my book, sorry that's blood money.

                        Law dosent cover itself. Thats been proven time and time again.

                        Cops can walk on the law. They practice it,And make there own rules as they go along.

                        They can come into your house without a warrant. And say that you let them in. And there belived. Your not. It happens all the time.

                        The blue suit is the one thats corrupt.

                        System of a Down said it the best.."Some of those who work forces,Are the same that burn crosses"...

                        i agree with shawn on this.having been through a similar situation where they made their own rules up and broke the ones they were suppose to be following.the law get to aggressive for their own good sometimes......

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                          Posted: October 8, 2005, 7:52 am - IP Logged

                          I think, across the board, there are good and bad. The really great and the really corrupt leave the largest impression on those who are impacted - or stay up with current events.  The thing that makes all of them stand out is the power, precieved and the legal. You can only hope, when your time comes, you get, at the very least, a decent one.

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                            Posted: October 8, 2005, 8:17 am - IP Logged

                            I think, across the board, there are good and bad. The really great and the really corrupt leave the largest impression on those who are impacted - or stay up with current events.  The thing that makes all of them stand out is the power, precieved and the legal. You can only hope, when your time comes, you get, at the very least, a decent one.

                            In Tennessee theres only one kind.. Corrupt..

                            If it weren't for Vtracs and STXS where would we be?

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                              Posted: October 8, 2005, 8:25 am - IP Logged

                              If even half of the cops were corrupt, you would be dead - thus unable to complain about them. However, giving you the benefit of the doubt, the next time you're stuck in traffic because of an accident, multiple that by a zillion. Then starve to death trying to get to a job that doesn't exist.

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