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Reducing Violent Crime in the US From the Inside Out (Part 4 of 4)

Carl469 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 11:11 AM
The Constitution's Eighth Amendment bars "cruel and unusual punishments." Apparently, you skipped over that part.
Dyadd Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:54 PM
They have very little incarceration in Singapore, because corporal punishment is a far better deterrent to crime.

Incarceration in a notoriously inhumane prison system, like that in the US, is far more cruel - but with 7.2 million in prison it is clearly not unusual.
Carl469 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 6:44 PM
Incarceration, in and of itself, is not "cruel and unusual" by any reasonable definition. And how is it somehow "progressive" to imprison someone for a crime they indeed had committed? Does crime now have to be retroactively redefined as "liberalism?"

The posts on this site truly are unbelievable.
Dyadd Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 11:22 AM
I see.

Caning = "cruel and unusual".

7.2 million incarcerated "progressive". Got it. Ty
In the past few weeks, I've highlighted ways we can reduce violent crime in the U.S. But I've saved the best and most powerful solutions for last because they work from the inside out.

In Part 1, I revealed how rational and rewarding it would be to post armed guards at our schools. In Part 2, I showed how reducing the number of firearms in the U.S. would not curb violent crime. In Part 3, I began to discuss the first of two ways in which our Founding Fathers expected to produce and maintain civility and decency in society. They esteemed all...