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They are jailing people in Texas over unreturned library books.

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posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 08:25 PM

It's Texas....

When you invest all your treasure into Policemen and the latest gadget.

When they run out of real crime. They must justify their jobs.

When it comes to their jobs or your liberty...Guess who wins?


Besides, who could be easier to arrest than a BOOK HOARDER?

The placard-holding protesters must be looking liked armed hordes to them at this point.

Next, they'll be storming the local hospital, to arrest the guy who had a heart attack inconveniently the day before 'War and Peace' was due back.

Edited to add: I know that theft from the local libraries is an ever present and expensive problem, but this is just transferring the costs to the taxpayers in another way. Perhaps as has been suggested, changing over to digital as much as possible and supplying people with the means to access the digital content will in the end save the most money and get the most people possible reading, which is hopefully the point.
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posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 11:43 AM
reply to post by muse7

I dont know which is more shocking, that they are arresting people, or the fact that there are actually LIBRARIES in a state that wants to outlaw science.
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posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 05:50 PM

So 18 million on materials that people are too lazy to return. So what is to be done, come up with a way to get lazy people moving or just shutdown the libraries? Aren't people always talking about cutting waste.

A man's excuse was he was in jail for 3 years so he couldn't return it. Guess the GED study didn't work out. Winner winner, chicken dinner.

If anyone wants to cut waste then we need to stop paying Washington DC and their endless taxes for the war industry. To me that is the biggest waste in humanity and funds and while we're at it, stop funding their vacations.

posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 05:53 PM
First and foremost, the fines are because other people want to read it too!

read and return!

posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 05:56 PM
The last book I read was title "How to find anything".
It should have been in the fiction aisle.
I value books as much as anyone but jail?
Way over the top.

You want to take out expensive books?
Put down a deposit like when you rent a car.
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posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 06:07 PM
you just got to love america
fire $ 1.000.000 missiles like candy
sell aircraft carriers for 1 cent
give away tens of billions each year

but forget to put back a library book when in county jail and go back to jail you could not make it up

posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 08:20 PM
My I reccomend that you buy books cheaply

There are some inexpensive books for sale by S Rob less than $8 for paperbacks.

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