2.21.2010

These Times They Are A Changing

You've got to love a break from the "let's lock 'em all up" mentality in judicial races. Then again, this is a judge in Dallas County looking for votes from Dallas Observer readers.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't agree with "let's lock 'em all up" either. Only persons that commit crimes should be locked up. Those that don't earn the right to NOT be locked up in jail.

Anonymous said...

We'll see what her stance is when she's the one who's hit over the head and robbed or worse.

Anonymous said...

Properly used, probation should be much more frequent for many victimless and superficial crimes. Repeaters, get to go to prison.

Anonymous said...

Yes, let's keep them all walking the streets and seeing case officers who are overwhelmed and/or don't care. I have a good friend/probation officer who is a great guy, cares for his family and community and is worn out dealing with criminals who aren't looking to have their behavior changed.

Had she said "whenever appropriate" I might have bit on her campaign but "whenever possible" just doesn't get me excited about the future of the system.

chupacabra said...

Too rational an approach- will get eaten alive.
It costs a LOT of money every time that proverbial key is thrown away. And the cost only goes up when it's found and the dude is released and hasn't a hope of a decent job.
Maybe you're rich enough to keep up with the system that's been failing us for years- I'm not.

Anonymous said...

As a young up-and-comer meth business man, I say....she's got my vote!

Anonymous said...

'Let's lock them up' only counts when it's not one of my relatives or friends! Also it helps when their not white Christians!

Anonymous said...

"Rational" and probation for criminals is just another nail in our coffin.

Thanks for having that mentality.

Anonymous said...

Red Malone for Wise Co Sheriff.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone told her that if she would kiss a black gay woman with aids shwe would gain thre more voteing groups?DAGO

Anonymous said...

Lets keep them out of jail, it is good for business. Just think of the unemployment numbers if all the criminals were kept locked up. Police dispatchers, police officers, jailers, attorneys, court reporters, and judges, all would suffer high unemployment if their job generators were behind bars.

RPM said...

Chupa is right. Once again common sense misses the grasp of WC.

Anonymous said...

Definitely need more rehabilitation.
Implants that will make you sick if you drink or smoke would be better. Meth Heads are theives most of the time. They need their teeth fixed to get a job.
Alcohol should be limited to two or three drinks being served to a customer.

Anonymous said...

You can't legislate human behavior.

chupacabra said...

You're welcome- good to see you're coming around.

Anonymous said...

That's the model you want to follow Barry? Dallas County? I believe it speaks for itself! No one is stopping you from moving down there and snuggling up with old Craig Watkins and the rest of the rainbow crowd. I bet you could even find you a quaint little spot to live right there on Cedar Springs.

Anonymous said...

We keep criminals around for what exactly?

Anonymous said...

8:56 who in the hell do you think lawers work for?