[*BCM*] Would you take this dude into your home?
thom3 at aol.com
thom3 at aol.com
Fri Sep 28 11:15:12 EDT 2007
The "in your home" was figurative. I do get the point that going through the system, when rehab could be the better alternative, creates an individual that cannot be reconstituted into society because they have to many black marks.
That said, I do believe (or like to) that the system does provide opportunities for rehabilitation and the opportunity to get back into society. Some peeps, one way or the other, just can't cut it. I think the onus though, must also be placed on the individual, not that society should not help, but I believe a man is the maker of his own fate (yeah that's opened ended and bound to invite some incomiing).
From: Adam Shoop <info at adamshoop.org>
To: 'Boston Critical Mass' <list at bostoncriticalmass.org>
Sent: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 11:00 am
Subject: Re: [*BCM*] Would you take this dude into your home?
Although I won’t speak for Paul Centro, it seemed like his proposal was pretty straightforward, nothing to do with taking him into his home. He simply asked, how good should we feel when a possibly “repeat offender” is taken off the street (for a period of time) without any avenues toward rehabilitation. Even without supposing that it was for a drug habit, there are little to no opportunities or training for job training. As Paul mentioned, the person is going to face serious CORI problems with employers (and this would be true even if he was acquitted), though that issue has been gaining greater attention recently.
Maybe you can make an argument that certain criminals or types of crimes ought to be removed from the street but even if that’s the case, it seems like a pyrrhic victory if recidivism receives no attention.
From: bostoncriticalmass-bounces at bostoncriticalmass.org [mailto:bostoncriticalmass-bounces at bostoncriticalmass.org] On Behalf Of thom3 at aol.com
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I know this is not the answer anyone wants to hear, but that's why we have judges, who hopefully serve as judicious carriers of what's best for the individual and what's best for society.
There are plenty of hard luck cases out there, but like asking about riding scooter at a CM event, I'll ask this, would you take this dude into your home?
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