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Arpaio Pardoned

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Perfection, Aug 25, 2017.

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Did Arpaio deserve a pardon?

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  1. Zkribbler

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    :dubious: I sure hope you're wrong.
    145 degree heat [63 C]. Plastic shoes of the prisoners melting.
    Arpaio bragged he fed prisoners baloney sandwiches with meat that was so rotten in was green and with mold-covered bread.
    Denying medical care, with deputies callously watching as prisoners died.
     
  2. AmtrakQuebec

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    You know that place by the other place...
    So, I'm guessing Drumpf would have pardoned Hitler too after WWII...

    cause, you know, 145 degree heat for prisoners seems very Hitleresque.
     
  3. Lexicus

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    Not so sure about the 145-degree heat, but all the other things have certainly happened at other prisons. Arpaio was an egregious example but abuse and vicious cruelty are almost certainly quite common in the prison system (there is not really, AFAIK, serious evidence of this because the prison system is not sufficiently transparent, but episodes and incidents that have been bad enough to be reported on by the media are a steady trickle and there is lots of other anecdotal evidence). Moreover there are numerous voters who think that our prisons should be cruel to exact retribution on those convicted of crimes, and plenty of folks like J who think of undocumented people as deserving whatever they get.
     
  4. JollyRoger

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    Joe wasn't running a prison. He was running a jail. Most of his inmates had not been convicted when he was mistreating them.
     
  5. Verbose

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    The question over this pardon is less if prison systems sometime display examples of abuse and cruelty, but whether they SHOULD display it?

    The pardon would seem to indicate that those things are not bugs, and should features in Trump's US.
     
  6. Lexicus

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    The implication being that the mistreatment would be acceptable had they been convicted of crimes? I disagree, if so.

    Indeed:

     
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  10. Lexicus

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    I think it's funny that you put so little effort into this post your own text ended up inside your quote tags.
     

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