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Originally posted by Imhotepsol
reply to post by greeneyedleo
Whilst I agree with nearly every point you make I still think you're wrong.
These kinds of activities are a result of the system we expect people to reside within. We never question it, we've never really changed it all because it works for the majority of us - or at least appears to. These issues are manifestations of underlying social conditions. There is no such thing as criminality in a community that's happy, criminality is born out of a contempt for opposition.
Thereby the criminals are actually our heroes. They're the one taking risks and pointing out how foolish and exploitable our security measures are and they will continue to be so until we, as a society, take an inclusive approach and actually try to deal with these issues.
Why should someone have to pay for a roof over their head, why should a soul that never asked to be born have to live in slavery to someone else? This isn't the 19th century anymore.
And before anyone asks I'm white middle class. I still respect and understand where other peoples rage comes from. I won't fob the blame back on activists when it is the system that's at fault.
BTW love the profile pic, even tho it'll get my post removed I'd totally make a move on you
Originally posted by fooks
reply to post by sonnny1
that is bs.
these teens even looking for a job?
they can't do some church work, volunteer, keep busy?
i have a real hard time to believe they can't find some work.
might not be a corner office on wall st. but i washed dishes for years, even under age.
i made my own money when the family fell on hard times.
younger than these kids. how many of you shoveled snow or cut grass? made some good money too.
you can make connections, step up in life but not by hanging with these looters.
especially at that age and these morons don't look that young.
i've done stupid crap too in my life, like everyone but to base this abomination on socio-economic-family bs don't fly.
Originally posted by Carseller4
Here is one solution:
ID's at the door.
No ID, no admittance.
That is what this is coming to.
Shoplifting and conspiracy to commit shoplifting,both misdemenors is about all...depends on the state...maybe something under RICO
Originally posted by RedParrotHead
Let's step away from the social economic & race debates for a second, I 'd like to ask someone who knows the law - what can we charge these criminals with if they're caught (assuming we don't actually execute them on the spot)? I mean beyond shoplifting...can they be charged with participating in "organized crime" or even *gasp* conspiracy?!?edit on 6/28/2011 by RedParrotHead because: typo