Everyone is jail is not a hardened criminal. They could be there for misdemeanors, unable to post bail, etc. Obviously, jails do not have windows that open. Subjecting prisoners to 90+ degree saunas would surely be cruel and unusual punishment. And what about the staff? Should they be subject to working in intolerable conditions? It is very easy to make such comments while you are sleeping soundly in an air conditioned house.
Libertarian, are you really trying to defend Mark Foley? He sent sexually explicit emails and texts to kids! So you would be okay if an adult sends this stuff to your 16 year old son?
We see this kind of thing all the time. Cyclists crashing red lights and stop signs, and even riding on the wrong side of the road. Riding a bike is great exercise, but the cyclists need to know that they have to follow traffic laws just like cars.
"The South Has Risen Again and all you Obama-lovers can kiss our asses. We say no to Marxism, no to political correctness, no to diversity, no to multiculturalism and yes to America!"
I hate to break the news to you, but American is more than just the South. America extends from sea to shining sea. This includes San Franciso and New York. And the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution in the North. So if you indeed say yes to America, how can you speak so adamently against most of the country?
How is it legal to only give 4 days notice? These people lived in the hotel, and as such I would think that they fall under the Landlord Tenant Law. The law requires more advance notice than that.
I'm confused about the charges Hurd is facing. I understand the possession of these snakes in Tennessee is illegal, so I guess if he was transporting the snakes through the state to Atlanta he theoretically was in possession of Class 1 (dangerous) wildlife, possession without documentation and importation without permits. However, he isn't holding the wildlife in Tennessee, so how can he be charged with "holding such wildlife." That really seems to be a stretch. And, how else is he supposed to get these snakes to the legal convention?
And as far as the manslaughter charge, you've got to be kidding. He denies he even supplied the snake. The typical fashion of always blaming someone else for a person's bad decisions.
Ucjb, you totally missed my point. I was addressing the constitutionality issue. And, your comment actually makes a stronger case for red light cameras.
Sunnydelight, what are you talking about? I believe in our justice system. Obviously you don't.
That sounds like a typical liberal justification to me. Always trying to put the blame on someone else.
I don't see how the process is unconstitutional. If you park illegally and receive a parking ticket, the meter maid doesn't know if the owner parked the car there or someone else. Yet the owner still must pay. Using the constitutionality reasoning, a meter maid would have to wait by the car until the owner comes back so the correct person can be ticketed. I don't see how it is unconstitutional for a ticket to be a civil offense. And judges agree.
I recently received a ticket from a red light camera, the first traffic ticket I have received in 18 years. I reviewed the incident on the web site, and I plainly say myself failing to come to a complete stop before turning right on red. I paid the $50 and now make sure to always stop.
My point is, red means stop. It doesn't mean yield or just slow down. For everyone who whines about the cameras, just follow the laws and you are okay. Keep in mind that cameras don't issue tickets, the police officers do. And if you disagree you have the right to appear before the judge. Traffic laws exist to provide safety to everyone on the road. However, one drive along 75 or 153 shows that drivers these days think traffic laws are just suggestions. In an ideal world we wouldn't need traffic enforcement. But until that day comes, I want the police to use every tool they have to see that everyone can arrive home safely.
How do the phrases "One Nation Under God" and "In God We Trust" imply that our nation was based on Christianity? Jews, Muslims, and Mormons also believe in God. The founding fathers came to this country to escape The Church of England, which is a recognized Christian denomination. Thomas Jefferson was a deist who cut and pasted the New Testament to remove references to miracles. Ben Franklin questioned the Divinity of Jesus. How are you supporting that this nation was founded on Christianity?