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Return your library books or go to jail!?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by sourboy, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. sourboy

    sourboy Awakening...

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    http://www.channel3000.com/news/15468032/detail.html

    Only in Wisconsin...
     
  2. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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  3. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    I think it is pretty common everywhere to go to jail if you have an outstanding warrant.
     
  4. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Issuing a warrant over an over-due book is a bit harsh. Send it to a collection's agency and make her credit take a hit.

    Actually that might be a weebit harsher....
     
  5. Merkinball

    Merkinball Chieftain

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    What's the difference in having an over due book at a library and stealing one from Wal*Mart. Theft from libraries can be a potential problem.
     
  6. West 36

    West 36 Can count up to 4

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    Why would you arrest someone whos warrant is so outstanding?!
     
  7. Sofista

    Sofista card-carrying

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    In two different libraries I worked into (and another I colalborated with) I proposed the director to single out an extraordinarily flagrant late-returner, then to turn up on his doorstep with policemen and the local press, following the 70's Anarchists' principle that one has to hit one to educate a hundred.

    Can anyone believe they didn't follow such a brilliant plan?
     
  8. sourboy

    sourboy Awakening...

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    I don't care, it's a book. charge the person who didnt return it -- dont send them to jail on taxpayers money.
     
  9. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    This is terrifying. I'm returning all my books stat.
     
  10. Masquerouge

    Masquerouge Chieftain

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    And who do you think pays for the replaced books in libraries?
     
  11. ArneHD

    ArneHD Just a little bit mad

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    Because sometimes, it's just that you forgot that you had it and then went on holiday?
     
  12. Cato the Elder

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    Do not pass go.
     
  13. AVN

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    I guess the taxpayer (although I'm not sure that's the case in the USA.
    But I guess that's still cheaper than putting someone in jail for not returning his books.
     
  14. AluminumKnight

    AluminumKnight Conquistador

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    What does Wisconsin have to do with not returning overdue books, or the enforcement of? :crazyeye:

    Now, if it was a stolen bratwurst or something...
     
  15. Sims2789

    Sims2789 Fool me once...

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    This is even worse than them selling overdue book information to credit companies. Luckily we live in a democratic republic so they could elect somebody that'll appoint a new head librarian.
     
  16. TheLastOne36

    TheLastOne36 Chieftain

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    Who goes to the library these days?
     
  17. holy king

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    people with the intent to borrow books?
     
  18. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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  19. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Three times a week, and sometimes four.
     
  20. West 36

    West 36 Can count up to 4

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    That's where I am right now.
     

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