• What's the point of cops in the USA fatally shooting unarmed people?

    Best answer: Not enough donuts.
    Best answer: Not enough donuts.
    31 answers · 2 days ago
  • Just like it's illegal for a normal car to park in a handicapped spot, should it be illegal for a handicapped car to park in a normal spot?

    For example, if a store is having a big sale, the lot is almost full, there are 2 pots left, one normal spot, and one handicapped spot, but the handicapped driver chooses the normal spot, leaving you with nowhere to park unless you want to risk getting a ticket, or worse, towed, in the handicapped spot.
    For example, if a store is having a big sale, the lot is almost full, there are 2 pots left, one normal spot, and one handicapped spot, but the handicapped driver chooses the normal spot, leaving you with nowhere to park unless you want to risk getting a ticket, or worse, towed, in the handicapped spot.
    14 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Why would a convict be sentenced to a thousand years in prison when the human lifespan is much shorter?

    Best answer: This is a peculiarity of American sentencing, and it happens because so often the law provides for very early release. If the judge wants to make sure the convict never gets out, he or she has to get inventive! You also get it normally where there are multiple crimes, so there are multiple sentences and they add... show more
    Best answer: This is a peculiarity of American sentencing, and it happens because so often the law provides for very early release. If the judge wants to make sure the convict never gets out, he or she has to get inventive!

    You also get it normally where there are multiple crimes, so there are multiple sentences and they add up to something that looks ridiculous. If the convict is found innocent of one on appeal, that only strikes out one sentence so he'll still "do the time" on the rest. And giving each crime its own sentence gives each victim their proper respect. In the case of a multiple killer, each family has justice for their family member. The judge mentioned each victim and gave a sentence just for them.

    For example, consider Dennis Rader, the BTK killer in Kansas. At the time, Kansas had no death penalty, and a life sentence in Kansas always means the chance of parole after 15 years, unless the crime is so heinous that the judge can increase that minimum. There is no "life without parole". So how does the judge ensure that this monster dies behind bars? There were ten murders, so the judge gave ten life sentences. He also took advantage of the last murder being particularly nasty (Rader slowly tortured her) to say it should be a minimum of 40 years, not 15. And he ordered the sentences to be consecutive, not concurrent, so they're served one after the other. (9 x 15) + 40 = 175 years. That ought to do it!

    Of course if you have a system where sentences mean what they say, there's no need for this mathematical jiggery-pokery. I'm British and we do it fairly simply - well, I think so. You can have a life sentence, and that can be with a minimum term before considering parole, or with a whole life term (same thing as life without parole). If it's with a minimum term, that's entirely up to the judge to decide and that's what it will be.

    If it's not a life sentence, it's a determinate sentence - that is to say, it's a fixed length. There is automatic release after half of it, the other half is served on probation, and of course judges and magistrates know that, so they know exactly what the sentence will mean. The one small exception is that a prisoner (other than a sex offender) can be released on electronic tag up to 135 days before the halfway point, though this has never been given to anyone with a sentence of over 4 years. Apart from that little tweak, you KNOW what the sentence is and prisons can't mess with it.

    So you could say we have WYSIWYG sentencing. Or WTJSIWYG - what the judge says is what you get. No need for loony-sounding sentences.
    19 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can you call the jail and have a inmate call you?

    Today i called the jail and asked them could I speak with an inmate in jail if I left my number and They called me back and she was like no she was very rude with me I asked her was their anyway possible I could get in contact with an inmate she said no and hung up in my face I really need to talk to my friend that... show more
    Today i called the jail and asked them could I speak with an inmate in jail if I left my number and They called me back and she was like no she was very rude with me I asked her was their anyway possible I could get in contact with an inmate she said no and hung up in my face I really need to talk to my friend that went to jail and I just wanted to know is their any way possible to get in contact with someone in jail
    17 answers · 2 days ago
  • I'm on probation and drinking?

    Can I get in trouble for constantly having alcohol show up on my drug test??.. I'm over 21 and alcohol is legal right??.. I have to take a drug test in about 2 hours and I'm drinking beers right now..
    Can I get in trouble for constantly having alcohol show up on my drug test??.. I'm over 21 and alcohol is legal right??.. I have to take a drug test in about 2 hours and I'm drinking beers right now..
    19 answers · 3 days ago
  • RAPE ????????

    I'm a 19 year old female and I have a 20 year old boyfriend. We've been together for 5 years and we're in a really strong relationship. Anyway, the other day we just arrived in Hawaii for a holiday. We had some pretty bad jetlag and we had gone a good 28 hrs without sleep. So he got really tired even... show more
    I'm a 19 year old female and I have a 20 year old boyfriend. We've been together for 5 years and we're in a really strong relationship. Anyway, the other day we just arrived in Hawaii for a holiday. We had some pretty bad jetlag and we had gone a good 28 hrs without sleep. So he got really tired even though I was pretty horny and in the mood. So when he was asleep I noticed he had an errection and I couldn't help myself. Long story short i was on top him for a good while and then he woke up. He reacted pretty seriously which I didn't expect him to, like normally he would be happy when I'm giving my body to him and we have a pretty active sex life. He said that I technically raped him which I find totally stupid. He's been my boyfriend for the past 5 years so I shouldn't have to ask him for his body, it indirectly belongs to me. Do you guys agree?
    21 answers · 3 days ago
  • How to make tequilla not suck ***?

    Typically i hate tequilla with a passion but i got some from a buddy for free and didn't wanna turn it down so now im stuck with this garbage. I never mess around with mixing drinks and **** so i know about as little about what to mix with as i do rocket science. Ideas?
    Typically i hate tequilla with a passion but i got some from a buddy for free and didn't wanna turn it down so now im stuck with this garbage. I never mess around with mixing drinks and **** so i know about as little about what to mix with as i do rocket science. Ideas?
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is this weird?

    Is it weird if a man bites you during sex and tries to take pictures of you and prevents you from leaving for hours and covers your mouth with his body?
    Is it weird if a man bites you during sex and tries to take pictures of you and prevents you from leaving for hours and covers your mouth with his body?
    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • Did the National leaders of B.L.M. offer their condolences for the 5 ASSASSINATED Dallas police officer and prayers for those shot?

    Best answer: No. Source(s): I am a retired police officer. I retired as a sergeant, after 29 years, from a very large department, about 12,000 officers. I was a patrol officer for 4 years in a very diverse area. I was a tactical officer in the high rise project areas of my city. We called it vertical patrol in that we walked... show more
    Best answer: No.

    Source(s):
    I am a retired police officer. I retired as a sergeant, after 29 years, from a very large department, about 12,000 officers. I was a patrol officer for 4 years in a very diverse area. I was a tactical officer in the high rise project areas of my city. We called it vertical patrol in that we walked the the stairways of the high rises most of the time. I did that for 5 years and was promoted by test to detective. I worked violent crime (homicide, sex, officer involved shootings, robbery, kidnapping, serious non property incidents) for 11 years until I was promoted to sergeant. I worked as a street supervisor, a bicycle patrol supervisor and a desk sergeant/watch commander. During my time as a tactical officer and a detective I was a unit representative for the police union.
    I have a B.A in English and an M.S. in Law Enforcement Administration...
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Do police officers get paid?

    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why are there very few or no heros anymore?

    And by hero I mean somebody who helps others and gets absolutely no money or material benefit in return. This would exclude all of the following; police officers, firefighters, doctors, teachers, soldiers, paramedics, etc... All of the above occupations, people get paid to perform. So they're not really... show more
    And by hero I mean somebody who helps others and gets absolutely no money or material benefit in return. This would exclude all of the following; police officers, firefighters, doctors, teachers, soldiers, paramedics, etc... All of the above occupations, people get paid to perform. So they're not really heroes, because they get money.
    7 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Could the police still arrest me if I had plans to get a pizza delivered to me?

    If the police show up at my door and arrest me for a crime I did but at the same time, I was waiting for a pizza that I ordered that didn’t come yet, what will happen? What if I tell the police that I need to wait for my pizza to be delivered and if I had plans for someone to come over? Would the police be able to... show more
    If the police show up at my door and arrest me for a crime I did but at the same time, I was waiting for a pizza that I ordered that didn’t come yet, what will happen? What if I tell the police that I need to wait for my pizza to be delivered and if I had plans for someone to come over? Would the police be able to wait for me before arresting me? What if I really need to be home to do something important on the day I am getting arrested?!
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Help! I NEED to hide a body!?

    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is it illegal to negotiate this with my bank?

    Best answer: IF you were to witness a bank robbery, that falls under the jurisdiction of the FBI, you don't want to play games with them; those boys are tyrants and don't play around. They'll offer to arrest you for interfering with their investigation, or somehow involved or conspiring "after the fact"... show more
    Best answer: IF you were to witness a bank robbery, that falls under the jurisdiction of the FBI, you don't want to play games with them; those boys are tyrants and don't play around. They'll offer to arrest you for interfering with their investigation, or somehow involved or conspiring "after the fact" by being forthcoming with evidence, or whatever else they can invent or fabricate against you.

    You can keep quiet and wait to see if they post any reward signs... then you can give whatever information you have, they will investigate and also verify the circumstances why you didn't report it earlier (you were "afraid" for your life... hey, cops use that excuse when they shoot someone, right?) IF your information leads to the arrest and conviction of the bank robbers, then you'll be notified and grilled over and over again before they release a nickel.
    16 answers · 4 days ago