Originally posted by Creep Thumper
I am being judged based on what I do rather than who I am. What does that say about you?
You are judged based on what you said:
Before you feel all bad for Monsieur Convict know that they intentionally do things to themselves to exacerbate their conditions. He had a plan
and stuck to it and benefited from it financially.
(I'm not even going to point out the self-revelation of your pseudonym: "Creep Thumper." Your choice says all we need to know about how you see
yourself. Do your "clients" know this from your words, or your actions?)
This reveals more than any speculation about "who I am." Your inability to recognize this simple fact speaks volumes on its own.
You are so full of yourself it is sad. I have several family members serving in various law enforcement roles. Some of my closest friends are Judges
and County officals, legislators, State Troopers, deputy sheriffs, police officers and corrections officials. None of them would tolerate attitudes
and behavior diminishing basic rights and fair treatment.
What, please advise, was "Monsieur Convict" convicted of (according to the thread and link)?
He "stuck to" his plan for 22 months? In isolation? When did he come up with this plan; upon arrest, after a week, 6 months, a year?
His family and attorney filed suit for him, a FEDERAL judge allowd the suit to proceed, a FEDERAL jury granted him judgment 5 years after the fact,
and you're pissed because "he benefitted from it financially?"
As someone who so proudly represents "the law" and "justice," what part of the man's claim did you not understand or agree with? That he demanded
legal remedies for unlawful violation of his rights? That he defied idiots in authority? That the N. M. criminal Justice system and county
corrections were shown to be ignorant, indifferent to civil rights, totally lacking in common sense, and worse?
Inmates, especially in segregation, routinely self-harm by refusing medical and dental care and by neglecting their hygiene.
Please show us where in the thread and link there is any evidence that this is true of this man! Your generalization, and facile move from
unsupported anecdote (and false general accusations) to this specific case reveals your prejudice and inappropriate stereotyping -- precisely the
attitude and actions that resulted in this miscarriage of "justice."
You should know that any inmate suspected of "self-harm" should be given immediate attention and either treated for her psychosis, or subject to
disciplinary hearing/action. (I suppose 22 months is your idea of immediate attention.)
Their goal is financial compensation, time outside of their cell and trips to the hospital, which is their way of taking a vacation from the
consequences of their actions (jail/prison).
If this over-simplified generalization was anywhere close to the truth, then our jails would be empty, hospitals full, and prisoners walking out with
bags of cash. This is so utterly false, it is laughable.
And, for pre-trial detainess, why should "time outside of their cells" be considered a bad thing?
There should be no room in our criminal justice system for people so are so indifferent to basic human and legal rights as to mock them, and falsely
denigrate those who are rewarded for proving such cavaler attitudes and indecent behavior.
edit on 11-3-2013 by jdub297 because: (no reason