Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, about 3 years ago

    Three strikes would work if it was enforced as originally intended; three strikes and then execution. But no, the liberals had to change it to life and now they blame the overcrowding on the law.

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago

    Florida has a 10, 20, Life law regarding felons who have guns.
    I know one guy in for 20 because a traffic stop turned up a gun.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    Nice. I like the sentiment. There is indeed a better way. It’s just that humans fail to follow it.

    All you need is love. Principled love. The problem is that it takes 100% participation to work. The rich would shower the poor with life’s necessities and take only those things they need rather than all the extravagant lifestyle current for the rich. There would be no borders and no need for laws since no one would steal, murder or even desire the things his neighbor has.

    But I’m sure that is to biblical for you….LOL

  4. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Conservatives have no problem funding plenty of prisons (or outsourcing them to their private corporation masters), and find plenty of problems funding, say, public education, or infrastructure projects. In fact, they demand more prisons, longer sentences, no rehabilitation, no health care… a medieval mind set.

  5. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The richest man is the man who needs the least.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The prison systems, and lack of judicial “options” in right-wing idiot areas, where laws are black and white, and stupid all over, makes the U.S. a laughingstock to even some “repressive” regimes! “Three strikes” is stupid if anything other than violent felonies are involved, and yes, most such do NOT limit to said violent crimes and misdemeanors DO count!

    As to prisons themselves, states that have turned the system over to privates, like Texas and Arizona, have higher escape rates, and haven’t really reduced costs, just salaries for guards, while the operators of the contract rake in huge profits. Being a prison guard sucks as a job, and paying minimum wage guarantees you get the worst of the worst taking them. California may indeed pay more, but it retains folks psychologically capable of doing the job right.

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    …states that have turned the system over to privates, like Texas and Arizona
    And there also have been instances of Payola corruption, in which judges are given kickbacks for ensuring a steady flow of meat into the private prison system.

  8. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 3 years ago

    I suggest everyone try working as a Correctional Officer for a year. It isn’t easy and everyone cannot do it. Check the starting pay for a Federal Correctional Officer. It isn’t near $100,000 a year.

  9. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 3 years ago

    I know a lot of guards at the federal pen where I live… I wouldn’t do their job for what they make!!!!!

  10. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 3 years ago

    While you may not be harmless, it is also true that it is unlikely that you are going out and joining a gang of active 25 year old criminals either. The idea of keeping a very elderly person in prison for a crime they committed in their youth is not only at least somewhat inhumane, it is also very expensive to the taxpayer. And at least some studies of such prisoners have shown that a majority of them would actually prefer a quick execution to continued existence in prison. Not a very good recommendation for such a policy for society in general, or even mankind as a whole!!

  11. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Prisoners should all have to work for their room and board
    y’know, it’s funny when Neoconman says stuff like that. From people who think spiffy of the concepts of work-houses, debtor’s prison, forcing the families of prisoners to pay for their relative’s upkeep, prisoner slave labor… not so much.

  12. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 3 years ago

    We will send all those poor thugs with 2 violent felonies and another felony to live next door to your bleeding heart liberal a$$.

  13. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 3 years ago

    Did you even read your own post?
    Maybe you and mechanicboy can do some “research” together.—————————————-
    This IS the current Ca 3 strikes law……
    Revises the three strikes law to impose life sentence only when the new felony conviction is “serious or violent”.
    Authorizes re-sentencing for offenders currently serving life sentences if their third strike conviction was not serious or violent and if the judge determines that the re-sentence does not pose unreasonable risk to public safety.
    Continues to impose a life sentence penalty if the third strike conviction was for “certain non-serious, non-violent sex or drug offenses or involved firearm possession”.
    Maintains the life sentence penalty for felons with “non-serious, non-violent third strike if prior convictions were for rape, murder, or child molestation.”

  14. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 3 years ago

    Right. That’s why I commented on the CURRENT Ca law which I’m pretty sure was the point of he toon.
    I was commenting on the fact that Some people act like the 3 strikes law is for parking tickets or smoking a joint.
    These criminals must have previously TWICE committed a heinous act on another person AND instead of thanking God that they are somehow out of prison, decide that MORE crime would be a wise choice,
    If you truly don’t mind a guy like that living next door to your family, then you are a bigger gambler than I.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    Arrogance? Insult? How is a statement of agreement and solidarity either of those things?

    My thought was that HIS idea has been suggested before and it is a good one. BUT after several thousand years of trying to inculcate it into society…. we have not.

    I owe Adrian nothing but my love.

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