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No Fiscal Cliff Deal Could Cause Jails To Release Inmates
Associated Press via CBS Seattle ^ | December 25, 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 12/25/2012 7:44:37 PM PST by Lancey Howard

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A scenario that police in western Oregon feared came true in the thick of holiday season after two dozen inmates were freed from a county jail that could no longer afford to hold them.

Less than an hour after one low-level offender walked out, authorities say, he was demanding that a bank teller hand over money.

In a time of budget cuts, cases where inmates get out of jail with little punishment only to commit more serious crimes shortly after their release have become all too common, authorities say.

Many in law enforcement predicted this would happen, and it could get worse if the nation goes over the so-called fiscal cliff.


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1 posted on 12/25/2012 7:45:01 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

So why don’t we utilize the death penalty? Stupid liberals.


2 posted on 12/25/2012 7:46:18 PM PST by Luke21
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To: Lancey Howard

Is it any wonder civilized people are stocking up on guns and ammo?

“Merry Cliffmas!”


3 posted on 12/25/2012 7:46:50 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Stupidity is the Liberal way.

Why not lay off some of the useless staff that are friends and contributors and political appointees, instead of exposing the public to criminals?

Why? Because it's for EFFECT, NOT because of a shortage that can't be handled without risk.

4 posted on 12/25/2012 7:48:01 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Lancey Howard
0bamaCare should include a couple of lead implants to be power inserted into the brains of the incorrigible.

Think of the savings to gov't and society.

5 posted on 12/25/2012 7:49:37 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Admin Moderator; All

I forgot to check the ‘excerpt’ box.
Sorry about that.

To read the rest of the article, just click the AP link below the thread title.


6 posted on 12/25/2012 7:49:43 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Luke21

How would the death penalty have any bearing on this story?


7 posted on 12/25/2012 7:53:06 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Lancey Howard

As usual, when the government leeches are threatened by budget cuts, they warm that police and firemen will be laid off, or in this case, violent prisoners will be set free. Why not fire the hordes of “non-essential” paper pushers that take off during a snow storm instead? No one misses them....which is why that threat is never made.


8 posted on 12/25/2012 7:53:48 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: doc1019

Liberals want to lock people up, not execute them. They constantly whine that keeping murderers behind bars is more humane and cost effective. But now they are threatening to release convicts into the streets.


9 posted on 12/25/2012 7:56:42 PM PST by Luke21
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To: Luke21
With less and less people working in the private sector, surely there is a surplus of IRS agents who could be dismissed with no great loss.
10 posted on 12/25/2012 7:58:32 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: doc1019

Instead of releasing these low level offenders, perhaps we should shoot them instead. The odds are that would lead to some real, long term savings to society.


11 posted on 12/25/2012 7:58:32 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lancey Howard

There’s the entire staff of the EPA and Dept. of Education, that could be sent home tomorrow, with only positive results.

So, this type of legislative blackmail is crap, and the perps ought to be FIRED as well!

Let’s face it, the Federal government actions do NOTHING to “protect the environment” or “educate” ANYONE!


12 posted on 12/25/2012 7:59:41 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Lancey Howard
In a time of budget cuts, cases where inmates get out of jail with little punishment only to commit more serious crimes shortly after their release have become all too common, authorities say.

The primary responsibility of the federal government is national security. Similarly, the primary responsibility of local government is public safety.

Ergo, fire, police and jail budgets are the last that should be cut.

Obviously, Lane County, Oregon -- a notoriously liberal county -- has a different set of priorities.

13 posted on 12/25/2012 8:01:11 PM PST by okie01
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To: Lancey Howard
A scenario that police in western Oregon feared came true in the thick of holiday season after two dozen inmates were freed from a county jail that could no longer afford to hold them.

Why don't they keep all the employees and just reduce their salaries by 5 or 10 percent?

They won't do that because releasing prisoners is their way of extorting more "revenue" from the taxpayers.

14 posted on 12/25/2012 8:04:54 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Lurker
There is that. ;-)
15 posted on 12/25/2012 8:07:29 PM PST by doc1019
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To: G Larry
So, this type of legislative blackmail is crap, and the perps ought to be FIRED FRIED as well!
16 posted on 12/25/2012 8:08:09 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Lancey Howard

What on earth does a county jail have to do with funding of the federal behemoth?


17 posted on 12/25/2012 8:11:33 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Maybe we should drop the focus on malum prohibidum crimes, and focus on those crimes where individual rights are violated.


18 posted on 12/25/2012 8:14:32 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Paladin2

Release them and put the real criminals, Obama, Holder, Pelosi, and Reid, where they belong.


19 posted on 12/25/2012 8:19:15 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Lancey Howard
Running out of other peoples money might cause criminals to be free, but I am sure it will not cause pay reductions in the Goobermint that frees them.

After all, the goobermint does have its priorities.

Besides, goobermint officials can empathize easily with criminals these days.

20 posted on 12/25/2012 8:20:15 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

Local, State and the Federal governments pigged out on good times while no one was paying enough attention, expanding their scope of work (fifdoms) and the number of government employees.

Whole areas of “rule” have to be dissolved. The government has to be studied and the scope of work cut big time so they can maintain basic services and infrastructure. In an effort to raise taxes to keep the suckers’ gig going, they will threaten the public by releasing criminals on us. Many have no ethics at all. It’s just self service.

It’s a mess.


21 posted on 12/25/2012 8:34:11 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: American in Israel

Besides, goobermint officials can empathize easily with criminals these days
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Actually, the real criminals don’t like the competition the pols give them.

There is a ‘love-hate’ relationship, and yes, their is honor among thieves, at least a professional courtesy, much like sharks and lawyers have for each other.

YOU CAN’T TELL THE PLAYERS WITHOUT A SCORECARD.


22 posted on 12/25/2012 8:37:08 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: okie01

“Similarly, the primary responsibility of local government is public safety.”

And like a myriad of other “federal government intrusions,” “giving federal dollars to local and state LEO’s gets us to where we are today. It is time that the governments from the state on down got off the fed gov tit! We’re going to end up like Mexico, where LEO’s get free gas and ammunition and have to go out and “earn” their keep. But the public isn’t all stupid. Just look at gun sales and you know that a lot of people are reading the tea leaves.


23 posted on 12/25/2012 8:46:27 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

The liberal CBS news is certainly straining for a story.

These prisoners were released November 30th. NOT during “holiday season” as claimed by the article. Obviously the timing was off so they decided to sit on the facts until Christmas Day.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/30/oregon-inmate-released-due-to-budget-cuts-re-arrested-less-than-hour-later/


24 posted on 12/25/2012 9:20:54 PM PST by NRAConservative
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To: Lancey Howard

No fiscal cliff deal could cause government to live within its means.


25 posted on 12/25/2012 9:54:53 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Lancey Howard
Whatever crimes these animals commit... we should charge obama with every one of them.

LLS

26 posted on 12/26/2012 2:47:46 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: Lancey Howard

Ah, the beauty of blackmailing the local communities while demonizing the Republicans in DC. Sadly, the libtards will bark and clap like the seals they are.


27 posted on 12/26/2012 3:53:21 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Lancey Howard

This is a scare tactic to get people to approve more taxes.


28 posted on 12/26/2012 4:14:49 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Can’t see how this admin and the msm can possibly spin this to blame Bush. This is soley the blame of hussein.


29 posted on 12/26/2012 4:41:57 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: bgill

They won’t blame Bush. That role has been taken over by “this stonewalling Republican Congress”


30 posted on 12/26/2012 4:54:31 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (Revolutions are not born out of success, they are born out of despair)
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To: Lancey Howard

Oh, come on!! PEOPLE WON’T BE ABLE TO GET THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS!! MILK PRICES WILL DOUBLE!! TAX REFUNDS COULD BE DELAYED!! and now it’s PRISONERS COULD BE RELEASED!!

Scare tactic after scare tactic.


31 posted on 12/26/2012 5:33:29 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Lancey Howard
No Fiscal Cliff Deal Could Cause Jails To Release Inmates

Good. Let the liberal "men without chests" (as CS Lewis put it) deal with these inmates, many of whom should have been put to death, not put in jail.

32 posted on 12/26/2012 8:06:01 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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