Originally Posted by _GTech
I mean why not make a few bucks on some anonymous losers eh? They broke the law make them pay! It appears to me it's no longer about justice, but more about abducting funds & property from said criminal, I guess this is why the poor have to wait for the police to show up 20 minutes later... (A little late no?)
^ That, and jobs. Lots and lots of jobs. The jails, the people who build the jails, the states who get federal money for prisoners, the corrections officers, the court sheriffs, the judges, the people who design weapons, the factories who make them, the tech, the companies who supply computers, the lawyers, all the secretaries, clerks, janitors, companies who supply food to the prisons, the uniform makers for both prisoners and law enforcement, the list goes on and on and on...and on and on...it's (*#$ing huge.
Not too mention all the people supported by their commerce (i.e. judge Wapner buying his wal-mart street clothes, and whoppers at BK)
In recent years we were spending $10 BILLION to combat marijuana alone.
When I worked on the strip in Vegas, there would often be no less than 200 cops out there at night. They'd just hang out in huge clumps of cops and pull anyone to the side that didn't have a collared shirt and slacks, or looked even slightly sketchy and start searching them for no probable cause at all. Biggest group of corrupt pricks you ever met.Edited by damian5000 - 2/25/11 at 10:23pm