Tom Cotton Is DEAD WRONG on Incarceration

6 Pri 2021
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Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton believes that the United States, the most incarceration happy country in the world, has a problem with under-incarceration? WHAT? Ryan Grim and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks. Watch LIVE weekdays 6-8 pm ET. alworld.infolive
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"Sen. Tom Cotton claims the United States is not jailing enough people as experts see an increase in crime paired with a drop in incarceration rates."
Hosts: Ryan Grim, Ana Kasparian
Cast: Ryan Grim, Ana Kasparian
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  • He should be one American to go to prison, you stupid shit, LINSEY GRAHAM, Ted cruz, matt, jim Jordan, MOSCOW MICH, Shit the Republicans period 🙄 😳 😴

    Leonard ThomasLeonard Thomas10 orë më parë
  • How big of a kick back do you get for having prison s,in the USA Congress Republican Party, Cotton. Becarefull what you want Cotton, some wishes do come true, we need more people working, living, enjoying life, creating something new, not wasted land on prison's, how about home's, apartment, fast food, restaurant, business, bate shop's, bank's, home's to help the homeless, shelter, police station, gas station, we need other things Cotton.

    Danny ToonDanny Toon16 orë më parë

    4BrycesBattle4BrycesBattle18 orë më parë
  • Jail more Americans......I agree, start with trump and gaetz! !!!!

    no nameno nameDitë më parë
  • Yes for him and his family.

    Vivene AllenVivene AllenDitë më parë
  • They should build more jails for corrupt politicians

    James ProthroJames ProthroDitë më parë
  • Tom cotton is a fool and a idiot and racist

    James ProthroJames ProthroDitë më parë
  • Ana Kasparian; are you nuts? There is only one way to deal with the violent criminal you remove them from the public. One way is to lock them away or the other way is to let the citizen kill them. That includes the bad cops. A cop is not bad because they need to use force to make an arrest when the person does not do as asked.

    Cliff JohnsonCliff JohnsonDitë më parë

    EnoughEnough2 ditë më parë
  • Tom last name cotton wants us picking it ..I wonder what he is really afraid of

    EsotericEnigma Melanin SHEEsotericEnigma Melanin SHE2 ditë më parë
  • Maybe Cotton was only talking about locking up politicians who violate the Stolen Valor Act by running for office as a full Army Ranger, when all they did was go to a familiarization class like thousands of others?

    Oh WaitOh Wait2 ditë më parë
  • Like, share, ańd spam video

    Apple SApple S2 ditë më parë
  • Giraffe neck, blue shirt, and gawd-awful tie clashing with a grey pinstripe suit in a really cringe-worthy way. Dude can’t even make good choices in apparel.

    Riffer65Riffer652 ditë më parë
  • If crime goes up, more should be jailed. Well... crime has gone up. Cotton was spot on.

    Easter BunnyEaster Bunny2 ditë më parë
    • @The LoveJoy Show so you want them all locked up? I bet you never seen a prison from the inside?

      no nameno nameDitë më parë
    • EXACTLY. Alot of people are using crystal meth and opiates in the suburbs.

      The LoveJoy ShowThe LoveJoy Show2 ditë më parë
  • Tom Cotton is a serious danger to democracy.

    Still WatersStill Waters2 ditë më parë
  • "Tom Cotton Is DEAD" I seriously got excited when I read that!

    Freshtex BlackmanFreshtex Blackman2 ditë më parë
  • Where is Tommy getting his money? Does he have a steak in a private prison corporation? Follow the money.

    mary koneskimary koneski2 ditë më parë
  • Tom Cotton should get locked up

    Gina BarrionGina Barrion2 ditë më parë
  • First thing we should do is release all prisoners locked up on a marijuana charge! Now that it is known to be medicine there is no reason it should be illegal any longer. Marijuana laws were created corruptly! They wanted certain races of people either deported or locked up. And it was also over money. Randolph Hearst did not want to competition from hemp paper seeing is he on 210 newspapers. Legalize Weed Now!

    Johnny FreedomJohnny Freedom3 ditë më parë
  • What we need is someone to put you out of your miseries, you racist bastard!!!

    Wayne JohnsonWayne Johnson3 ditë më parë
  • For politician gop grifters.

    Jean PondJean Pond3 ditë më parë
  • Is it a certain kind of arrogance among republicans that they think that they know better than the experts? It would be difficult to find a criminologist who would say that locking up more people would have a positive effect on the crime rate. Look at Norway and Finland for best practice in this area.

    Corvus 1Corvus 13 ditë më parë
  • Throw his dumbass in prison 👍

    Howard SHoward S3 ditë më parë
  • I can't walk, i can't go shopping, i can't keep my house clean, prison would be a vacation... And I might have actually gotten treatment for the condition that caused all this crap sooner...

    Elizabeth MooreElizabeth Moore3 ditë më parë
  • End the war on drugs.

    Alan MAlan M3 ditë më parë
  • First of all.10% more incarceration rates isn't that alarming to me. But it's a stat so foam at the mouth if you will. Secondly, the ability to jail criminals, because of our infrastructure, is superior to other countries so how could we not lead the way in dealing with the degenerates of society.

    ChrisChris3 ditë më parë
    • @Chris - I wasn't vague. Not the way you mean.

      Juliet FischerJuliet Fischer2 ditë më parë
    • @Juliet Fischer I wasn't claiming anything. You were being so vague I was only seeking clarification. Show me a case where someone was obviously overcharged and I will agree with you how unjust it is. I'll take it a step further and say I'm even sure there are people in prison at no fault of their own other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But I think we have differing opinions on just how prevalent that actually happens.

      ChrisChris2 ditë më parë
    • @Chris - You don't know that there are kids doing serious time for bullshit? Caught with a tiny amount of illegal drugs and sentenced as if they were Pablo Escobar? Or had the misfortune to do a stupid thing while the DA was running for re-election? Or are you so determined to cram the prisons that you claim I was talking about a crime I didn't even know about?

      Juliet FischerJuliet Fischer2 ditë më parë
    • @Juliet Fischer Again, I don't know if you are referring to those two girls. But if you are, I don't think they murdered him but they were charged with murder regardless. Nevertheless, they got a plea deal and won't spend a day in a prison facility. So no, murder doesn't always mean prison time.

      ChrisChris2 ditë më parë
    • @Chris - Murder means prison time, obviously.

      Juliet FischerJuliet Fischer2 ditë më parë
  • 626 per capita? That doesn't sound right. Maybe 626 per 100000?

    MrHoundDougMrHoundDoug3 ditë më parë
    • @Richard Barber well I guess statistics terminology has changed in the last 20 years and per capita no longer means per head and instead it means per hundred thousand heads.

      MrHoundDougMrHoundDoug2 ditë më parë
    • @MrHoundDoug Equally fun to meet folks who post things that they know nothing about.

      Richard BarberRichard Barber3 ditë më parë
    • @MrHoundDoug :)

      ChrisChris3 ditë më parë
    • @Chris silly goof? Always nice to meet polite people on the internet.

      MrHoundDougMrHoundDoug3 ditë më parë
    • 626 per 100000 is exactly what per capita means you silly goof.

      ChrisChris3 ditë më parë
  • why is his head so small and ferrety?

    KryojenixKryojenix3 ditë më parë
  • That is such a shocking statement. I hope he's not one of those A holes crying for Uyghurs Justice.

    Simon SozziSimon Sozzi3 ditë më parë
  • We need more prisons to hold all the republican politicians that have been breaking the law...

    L FL F3 ditë më parë
  • The US already has a higher incarceration rate then any country. Even the countries of NK, Russia, those in the middle east and China

    Lee HollandLee Holland3 ditë më parë
  • Yes we need a new but shithole of a prison for all those people on January 6th at storm the nation's capital.

    David KohnDavid Kohn3 ditë më parë
  • He should’ve just said: We should jail more black people. Sounds more like him. 🤷🏾‍♀️

    NinaNina3 ditë më parë
  • The reason we have the most people in prison in the US is because we have the most freedom. Freedom for people to commit crime. And compared to the other countries we have almost 3.5 times more population. I'm okay with legalizing all drugs. As a former stoner I could care less if you smoke weed, do meth, heroine....anything. But I don't want to pay for peoples demons and personal battles. I'm 100% okay with legalizing all drugs, even hardcore ones, and I don't care if a million people overdose in alleys. I'm not paying for any sort of treatment is you wish to do these things. Also anyone in prison for first degree murder should be sentenced to death once convicted. They shouldn't be in prison.

    Torquil OersTorquil Oers3 ditë më parë
  • Tom Cotton and Steve Miller are the most white supremacists that when crime is spoken about they are like bff's.

    Michelle SuttonMichelle Sutton3 ditë më parë
  • With a name like cotton taking freedom from others must be in his bloodline

    Eddie NunezEddie Nunez3 ditë më parë
  • Note: Its Cottons voter suppression plan, if you are in jail you can not vote. Losing the Executive Branch, the Senate and the House of Reps has the Right pissing themselves 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣.

    BIG TEEBIG TEE3 ditë më parë
  • He is right, there are not enough prisions for all the Republican criminals. Oh well, not like America is willing to actually punish these rich pieces of @#%$&.

    Robert GarbinRobert Garbin3 ditë më parë
  • Tom Cotton is correct, with all the crooks in the Senate, House of Representatives and numerous State Houses that we need to lock up asap we will need to create room for the backwards idiots that raided the Capitol. And don't forget the racist overgrown under educated cub scout rejects, you know those boys that miss playing soldier so much that they became traitors to the these United States of America 🇺🇸.

    BIG TEEBIG TEE3 ditë më parë
  • They should just make room for all of congress

    Mr Leon Ds RvlsMr Leon Ds Rvls3 ditë më parë
  • War on drugs has been admitted to be a war on black people.

    gigalonupegigalonupe3 ditë më parë
  • Ok, but why shouldn’t we lock up criminals?

    Matt EddyMatt Eddy3 ditë më parë
    • Because it costs YOU more than a reformed economy that disincentivises crime would.

      KryojenixKryojenix3 ditë më parë
  • O shut! Another one. Maybe we investigate Mr. Tom Cotton. He's phishing for a way out of something. Why? 🤔. This is how they play.👿

    Kenny C NezKenny C Nez3 ditë më parë
  • "the land of the free" ...

    vampireheart1987vampireheart19873 ditë më parë
  • Isn't cotton a slavers family name?

    emaciccemacicc3 ditë më parë
  • He profits off imprisonment. There is no sane reason otherwise why he would utter and advocate such nonsense.

    Edward Jones IIEdward Jones II3 ditë më parë
  • The Republican Party....the New Nazi Party!!

    Dozz70Dozz703 ditë më parë
  • Increase in crime is the result of anger, frustration, inability to be heard.

    Esther JohnsonEsther Johnson3 ditë më parë
  • you are absolutely right, Cotton wants attention for his run for president.

    Esther JohnsonEsther Johnson3 ditë më parë
  • Tom Cotton needs spend four days in prison. He says dumb shit because he hasn't experience it.

    Coded BeingCoded Being4 ditë më parë
  • Check where his finances come from

    wade smithwade smith4 ditë më parë
  • I agree Tom Cotton is very wrong we do not need more prison. We need less prison if fact we need to get rid of for profit Prison just to start. We need remove people who do not need to be there just to start. That money can better be spent of corrective measures. What effects most people being there starts with education and then it goes on from there. There needs to be more spent on mental health. Yes there are some people who need and should be there I agree with that. But most people with low level crimes do not.

    Derek BlackshireDerek Blackshire4 ditë më parë
  • Anna like how you put in BLM but you forgot to mention the riots that killed , burnt, looted and destroyed people's lives but that doesn't matter to your narrative

    Eric KlausEric Klaus4 ditë më parë
  • How about jailing more right wingers? It's literally core of all crime.

    jeck jeckjeck jeck4 ditë më parë
    • I'm a leftist but even I can appreciate the stupidity of a statement like this.

      ChrisChris3 ditë më parë
  • That's fine... But let's start with Tom Cotton and his friends...

    Daniel YoungDaniel Young4 ditë më parë
  • Bull!!! Tell me now, Chicago is one of the worst Crime hotspot in the Nation! Oh & the Great Mayor wanting to defund the police, just what we need, less protection. Oh! and the great new catch & release immediately, do you know some of these criminals are on parole while committing a crime released the same day and shoot somebody the same or following day.👌 a d know all the stimulus in the world isn't changing that... just giving them money to buy another gun or fireworks they blow off like last year from May to August, September. By the way when everyone living on top of each other is disturbing the peace besides illegal in Illinois. Fee guess you like hearing people getting shot also every week by these criminals!

    Lisa AngarolaLisa Angarola4 ditë më parë
    • When the crime rate is caused by criminals in uniform and a badge.....

      bohemianwriter1bohemianwriter14 ditë më parë
    • Fake account engaging in fake outrage on the side of the Reich Wing. Typical.

      ValmoraValmora4 ditë më parë
  • Cotton is like the parody of that parody character of an incarceration-loving politician in Oz.

    Hanna MäkeläHanna Mäkelä4 ditë më parë
  • It's slave labor in prison isn't it? That needs looking into.

    Lesley EdgleyLesley Edgley4 ditë më parë
    • Constitutionally allowed and permitted slave labor...

      Blake the DrakeBlake the Drake4 ditë më parë
  • Let's start with Republican members of Congress who are seditionists like him

    frank smithfrank smith4 ditë më parë
  • I think he is right. Let's get these white collar criminals in prison. And keep them there. No pardons or anything. I've been saying this for a while now.

    A MissterieA Missterie4 ditë më parë
  • You're a liar. Our prisons are not filled with "non-violent" offenders.

    Robert HuntRobert Hunt4 ditë më parë
    • @Valmora It's game of thrones up in here, yall ready for next week's episode?

      ChrisChris3 ditë më parë
    • Another Dore Cultist spreading lies just like his Dear Leader, Jimmy Dore. You Reich Wingers are bad at hiding your true allegiances.

      ValmoraValmora4 ditë më parë
  • There are more people in American prisons than all "shit hole states"

    Tom PetersTom Peters4 ditë më parë
  • Just imagine you have a president Cotton,Cruz, Hawley or Rubio.Are all Republicans stupid?

    Tom PetersTom Peters4 ditë më parë
  • The GOP love small government so much they want everyone in private prisons.

    Douglas GibbDouglas Gibb4 ditë më parë
    • The Grand Old Pedos are all about the largest government they can get: MASSIVE military, endless wars, turning women into living incubators, spying on every couple to make sure they're having sex the way the Reich Wing wants it done, and MASSIVE tax breaks for corporations.

      ValmoraValmora4 ditë më parë
  • If you treat the states like they’re their own countries, I think Arkansas comes in top 5 of incarceration rates.

    Starfire10982Starfire109824 ditë më parë
  • Yeah.we need more prisons for those criminals who broke into the State Capital and vandalized and stole mail.And Cop killers need to be in prisons.He right.

    lashannon morrislashannon morris4 ditë më parë
  • Seriously, does this guy have slave owning ancestors? DOES HE OWN PRISON STOCK!?!?

    DiveDude OceanDiveDude Ocean4 ditë më parë
  • He must own stock in the private prison industry..

    Therron RiversTherron Rivers4 ditë më parë
  • There shouldn't be a profit motive behind putting people in prisons, just like there shouldn't be a profit motive to making the health care system more convoluted than it needs to be.

    Teardown DanTeardown Dan4 ditë më parë
  • •Tom Cotton is another Arkansan on the bigotry and hatred list! And they’re trying to get Sarah Sanders, to be our governor, anyone remember her? The one shouting, parroting, Trump’s lies and the unending bile he spews? Tom Cotton wants to run for POTUS as well. Disastrous•

    Goth Luna MothGoth Luna Moth4 ditë më parë
  • Republican answer to everything..throw them in jail

    MrJackmandewMrJackmandew4 ditë më parë
  • I'm a felony prosecutor. 23 years. And he is an idiot.

    B JohnsonB Johnson4 ditë më parë
  • We really need to study how other countries handle their law breakers and find out what really works.

    Amy JonesAmy Jones4 ditë më parë
  • Wow is he going to give all the money that's needed to build more prisons? Or does he think that people are like rats to put them all of them in one cell

    Elizabeth BellinniElizabeth Bellinni4 ditë më parë
  • Lolol. Why not? Uncle Joe helped explode the prison population.

    Thomas JohnThomas John4 ditë më parë
  • He is just signaling to the prison industrial complex that he is looking for a new sugar daddy.

    Tasha TilghmanTasha Tilghman4 ditë më parë
  • The only reason I would go to prison is to get my back blown out cuz I got banned from grindr and tinder

    Burton K RichardBurton K Richard4 ditë më parë
  • We need a war on street gangs .. that’s what we need

    Jonathan BalbuenaJonathan Balbuena4 ditë më parë
  • Yes we do- for republicans like cotton, gaetz, rafael cruz, heyyy aaabbott, ken paxton etc ad infinitum.

    k kk k4 ditë më parë
  • That is not per capita. Per capita means per person. 1 would be the the highest possible here. this might be per 10,000 or per 100,000

    NasaNasa4 ditë më parë
  • 6/50

    Brett StrongBrett Strong4 ditë më parë
  • We should fill up the ones we got with people like tom cotton and his pal Matt geatz! And for that matter most of the Republican legislature all across the United States !

    Victor HoodVictor Hood4 ditë më parë
  • Truth is, the is a problem with under-incarceration. White collar crime should be enforced in higher rates. Including politicians and uber rich.

    Gabrielle NonyorbizGabrielle Nonyorbiz4 ditë më parë
  • That is a shout out to Tom's slaver supporters and a middle finger to the all but the rich who make a killing on falsely arresting people and making them criminals.

    Scott ParrScott Parr4 ditë më parë
  • He isn't completely wrong. The entire Drumb administration should be in jail. Then there's Gaetz and his cronies.

    world of tanks XXXworld of tanks XXX4 ditë më parë
  • The first words out of Ana's mouth should have been, "Tom Cotton is a piece of shit."

    Mitchell HughesMitchell Hughes4 ditë më parë
  • Hey,'re we gonna pay for that?

    BeardiusMaximusBeardiusMaximus4 ditë më parë
  • So Tom Cotton is using Biden's 1993 playbook?

    Tre UseltonTre Uselton4 ditë më parë
  • Riots, fixed it for you Ana.

    ryan eryan e4 ditë më parë
  • tom cotton should be in jail. look who his political donors are... private prisons are about profit$ not justice

    BBfanfunBBfanfun4 ditë më parë
  • I mean he’s correct. Only 60% of murders are solved. Yes, more people deserve to be in prison in this country.

    ryan eryan e4 ditë më parë
    • Cops are too busy doing social policing - killing poor people in the process... ..or chasing pot smokers...

      bohemianwriter1bohemianwriter14 ditë më parë
    • That's not who Tom is talking about.

      Tre UseltonTre Uselton4 ditë më parë
  • LMAO start with all those who incited, encouraged promoted and participated in the terrorist insurrection coup against a branch of government including it's own VP.

    Ed RamEd Ram4 ditë më parë
  • Tom Cotton is disgusting!

    cmt 63cmt 634 ditë më parë
  • That may be true, the guy that attacked that Asian woman in NY killed his mother and was let out after 17 years, Jacob Blake had a long rap sheet including sexual assault of a minor, what was he doing out?? If you are just going in and out it is easier to just keep them in. And BTW the increase in crime Ana is talking about corrilates with prisoners being released because of covid and bail reform. Maybe outsource the most insideous prisoners to China to save money.

    Ken HarrisonKen Harrison4 ditë më parë
  • Lock up everyone that attacked the CAPITAL ON JANUARY 6!!!

    William WebberWilliam Webber4 ditë më parë
  • We should send Tom Cotton to prison and see how he likes it

    Rukia KuchkiRukia Kuchki4 ditë më parë
  • This really isn't even debateable. Comparing prison per capita rates is irrelevant. Do we have more criminals than any other country? Also, do we have more criminals running free than any other country? Lastly, do we have any criminals (and obviously we do) that have not been caught. Mass-incarceration is a result of mass crime. To claim that 90% of people in prison did nothing wrong is ridiculous, and we know that. To claim that 10% have done nothing wrong is probably a realistic claim, but then you have to factor in that not all criminals are caught either. My father was a defense attorney and the public defender of 3 counties for several years ... and oddly enough, I ended up becoming a prosecution attorney for misdemeanor crimes (mostly DUIs or shoplifting, etc.). There were the occasional times when we would see that a person reasonably may have been falsely accused, but the truth is that most of them did commit the crime. And most of my time, my dad's job was to represent guilty clients and do a plea bargain for reduced sentencing because they were clearly guilty. At the 6:20 mark, Ana gets it dead wrong. She states that we remain number one, and that the idea of imprisoning more people is ridiculous. Ana is the one who is dead wrong, if the truth is that we have too much crime running rampant. What Ana said would be like saying that the USA has the most homeless shelters already, so building more homeless shelters is ridiculous. No, we still have a lot of people on the street that cannot get into a homeless shelter, so building more is still logical. Just because your comparison ranks #1 in something, doesn't mean that you don't need more of it. You have to analyze things further than that. If we want few prisoners, we need fewer crimes committed. And while I totally understand that there are false allegations and unjustified imprisonments, they make up a very small percentage in comparison to the US crime rate.

    Tiger Rock Martial Arts of LawrencevilleTiger Rock Martial Arts of Lawrenceville4 ditë më parë
    • @Sudazima Sorry, Sudazima, but I think Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Lawrenceville has it correct here. As to your point about not being able to pay a fine and therefore going to jail, I get it, but the easy answer to that is still to not commit the crime in the first place. As to you saying that not every problem is a nail to hammered into prison, that is true as well. But a lot of times, they are not put in prison. And we often do early paroles, etc., due to overcrowding. Obviously, solving homelessness isn't fixed by building more shelters ... his point was that if the number of homeless far outweighs the provisions we have made, so making more provisions is a logical answer, while obviously we hope to reduce the homeless numbers as well. Ultimately, I think what he is saying is simple, and he made his point well with the rape stats scenario. His point is, as long as the number of crimes committed outweigh the number of criminals in jail, you have a reasonable justification for a high jail rate. As to your statement about the answer of making it easy for people to not commit crime so that they don't go to jail, I think everyone knows that is a slippery slope. You can do that with things like weed, which is happening now. And I am sure there are other current crimes that will be deemed "legal" in the future, but you have to stay realistic. For example, theft, assault, violent crimes, shoplifting, rape, etc. can never be made legal. Personally, I do think there is a realistic justification for prostitution to be made legal, but it would need to be regulated like it is in Nevada. That one has always baffled me ... you can have sex with people for free, and there is no crime .. but ask them for money and it becomes a crime .. illogical. Anyway, Tiger Rock's overall argument still stands, in my personal opinion. If the number of criminals outweighs the number of prisoners, there is a realistic argument that justifies the number of prisoners per capita to continue going up. One concept that Tiger Rock missed, and that I have said for ages, is that if you really want to mess up the entire legal system, court system, attorneys, cops, judges, wardens, prisons, etc., quit committing crimes. Prosecution and Defense attorneys would be screwed if there was no crime. Cops would no longer be needed, and thus our forces would drop by 75%. We hear chants of defunding the police, but if there was no crime, the cops wouldn't be able to make a living to begin with. Prisons cannot make money without prisoners in them, and wardens and privatized prisons would be entirely screwed. Truly, the criminals of the world rarely realize that they are the ones keeping the cops, the prisons, etc. in such demand. We say at Christmas that everytime a bell rings, an angel gets its wings. Well everytime a crime is committed, a cop keeps his/her job.

      Fact CheckerFact Checker3 ditë më parë
    • You must live in a real shit hole, infested with crime and poverty.... You really think that drug addicts belong in prison?

      bohemianwriter1bohemianwriter13 ditë më parë
    • @Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Lawrenceville i dont think you understand how proper statistics is done and perhaps you shouldve listened to your professor.. anyone trying to compare crime will obviously account for the different ways in which crimes are reported per country. most countries dont even have the distinction of misdemeanors and felonies, federal vs state charges. so this is obviously not how its done but by comparing like crimes, and often measuring crime by random trials. THAT is where the USA is in the middle and none of this misdemeanor stuff even matters. not being able to pay a fine and therefore going to jail is exactly one of the reasons why there are so many in jail, there are other ways here ! not every problem is a nail to be hammered into prison/jail. if prison is so effective and crime is not sky high then why is america not super safe? perhaps there are justice models that are better than just punish them all into prison. your earlier homelessness idea is where your thinking is clearly rusted. surely that much homelessness needs a solution that isnt homeless shelters since they appear to do little to quell the tide of homelessness. and yet the only possible solution you see is just to build a few more "surely this time it WILL work". same for prisons. so yes there should be a reduction in crime, one way is to make it easy for people not to commit something to go to prison. another is different standards of what constitutes crime (weed?). recall that this point you made is a far cry from "Comparing prison per capita rates is irrelevant.". indeed it appears very relevant suddenly, which is my point.

      SudazimaSudazima4 ditë më parë
    • @Sudazima No, no quite. I assume you are looking at the crime rates for the world, where the US is actually somewhere in the middle, but that statistic is based on felony crimes. It doesn't take misdemeanors into account. Most people don't know this, but felonies in the USA only account for 8 percent of the jails/prisons. Misdemeanors actually account for the other 92%, which is what jumps the USA to the highest in overall crime rate (I actually had this exact argument in law school 20 years ago when our professor made the same statement). When most graphs compare crimes, they are not taking into account the shoplifters, the petty thefts, etc. In addition, they do not count basic traffic violations, in which the USA also leads. But if you look up traffic cases, while the USA leads in traffic tickets/violations, countries like Zimbabwe actually lead in deaths. Most stats don't bother with petty stuff by comparison. The other problem that gets factored in is that the majority of petty criminals and misdemeanor drug convictions would rather choose jail that financial fines. That is probably where the most "unfairness" comes from in the misdemeanor levels .. rich guy gets caught with a joint and pays $1000 like it's pocket change, while poor guy gets caught with a joint and can't pay $500, so he go to jail for 3 months. Anyway, I understand that TYT is trying to make a comparative statement saying that we are already #1 in prisoner per capita, so we don't need more. But I assure you that the prisons are not overcrowded with innocent people. Yes, there will always be those situations, but they are not as common as the media claims. Prisons are overcrowded because this country is full of crime, and we have a larger police force than most countries, which does actually increase our ability to catch criminals. I remember a seminar where someone made this point: If a rape is reported every 7 minutes in the US, then why aren't we putting a rapist in jail every 7 minutes? And of course, we have procedure, etc. But assuming there is a rape reported every 7 minutes, and assuming that 75% of rapes don't get reported, that means that rape alone accumulates at the rate of 1 every 2 minutes or so. And that is just rape crimes. So if we want to free up the prisons, we need a reduction in crime.

      Tiger Rock Martial Arts of LawrencevilleTiger Rock Martial Arts of Lawrenceville4 ditë më parë
    • comparing prison rate is THE most relevant, other factors to control for are of secondary importance. even a cursory knowledge about the world reveals that the USA is no where near the top crime countries. i would have assumed an prosecutor to know these things given you are suppose to be an expert in this field. OHWELL. perhaps this all points to an obvious conclusion: prison is not the only thing to reduce crime in the USA.

      SudazimaSudazima4 ditë më parë
  • Right, there is almost always a reason for why crime is committed. Cotton probably just wants to make money off of more prisoners.

    JJ RollinsJJ Rollins4 ditë më parë
  • More prisons is not the answer! Improve our infrastructure, our education, our medical system, our government. If you can improve the lives of the people, crime itself will disappear! Heck, change the prison system itself to reeducate inmates rather than using them for free labor! If you can eliminate crime itself, these prisons will be obsolete. Please guys. Please! Improve your cities, improve job opportunities. For the sake of those you're in charge of protecting, do better.

    thaipan katimathaipan katima4 ditë më parë
  • If you're not for affordable housing you're for more people in prison. Being human is illegal and prison is big business!

    Brett NicholsBrett Nichols4 ditë më parë