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

    Best answer: Not enough donuts.
    Best answer: Not enough donuts.
    29 answers · 4 days ago
  • How come my liquor store really pushes black velvet whiskey ?

    They have more black velvet than any other whiskey in the store. My local liquor store has 78 bottles on the shelf right now and only 17 bottles of Evan Williams that tastes better. Black velvet costs $13 for a. 1.75L bottle and and Evan Williams costs $22 a 1.75L bottle.
    They have more black velvet than any other whiskey in the store. My local liquor store has 78 bottles on the shelf right now and only 17 bottles of Evan Williams that tastes better. Black velvet costs $13 for a. 1.75L bottle and and Evan Williams costs $22 a 1.75L bottle.
    11 answers · 15 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.
    23 answers · 4 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.
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • Poll: Have you ever gotten scammed?

    8 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Why are European police so aggressive compared to American police?

    Best answer: This Salafist nutz terrorists wore an explosive belt on him...The racist White Supremacist in Charlottesville was not armed and didn't try to fight against the police, compared to the Salafist in Spain. See the difference? Violence amid the US police is VERY known! They are not so sweet you think, especially... show more
    Best answer: This Salafist nutz terrorists wore an explosive belt on him...The racist White Supremacist in Charlottesville was not armed and didn't try to fight against the police, compared to the Salafist in Spain. See the difference?
    Violence amid the US police is VERY known! They are not so sweet you think, especially when their lives are in danger, believe me!
    8 answers · 1 day 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
    18 answers · 4 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.
    10 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 · 5 days ago
  • My state is landlocked form the rest of the U.S. by New York and New Jersey. My CCW permit is not recognized by these 2 states.?

    Best answer: [quote] A provision of the federal law known as the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act, or FOPA, protects those who are transporting firearms for lawful purposes from local restrictions which would otherwise prohibit passage. ...a person is entitled to transport a firearm from any place where he or she may lawfully... show more
    Best answer: [quote] A provision of the federal law known as the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act, or FOPA, protects those who are transporting firearms for lawful purposes from local restrictions which would otherwise prohibit passage.
    ...a person is entitled to transport a firearm from any place where he or she may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he or she may lawfully possess and carry it, if the firearm is unloaded and locked out of reach. In vehicles without a trunk, the unloaded firearm must be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console. Ammunition that is either locked out of reach in the trunk or in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console is also covered.
    https://www.nraila.org/articles/20150101...

    I would suggest boxing and wrapping the items in a manner as to not be recognized, without opening, should the trunk be popped.
    7 answers · 2 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?
    22 answers · 5 days ago
  • Can I win if the officer does not show up?

    I am appealing a traffic ticket for speeding and a lane violation. I was told that in the state of Massachusetts the officer who issued the ticket no longer shows up but instead someone else, a magistrate I think is sent in his place. Is this correct, and if it is, is it possible that I can claim that I will not... show more
    I am appealing a traffic ticket for speeding and a lane violation. I was told that in the state of Massachusetts the officer who issued the ticket no longer shows up but instead someone else, a magistrate I think is sent in his place. Is this correct, and if it is, is it possible that I can claim that I will not be given a fair hearing since I won't be able to ask the officer who issued the ticket any questions and the ticket could be dismissed? It seems too easy and not possible but I can't help asking.
    6 answers · 1 day ago