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Pants-of-dog wrote:I just finished reading a story about 40 or so people who were arrested and charged with drug crimes.
In the end, all the cases were dropped.
Their mugshots, though, can still be found online.
Many of them have lost their jobs. Some have lost their homes.
https://www.westword.com/news/the-snitc ... nt-6053891
Tainari88 wrote:I think there are a lot of folks who feel about the entire system like you do Fin.
But allowing a bunch of thieving and lying politicians enter a system poor and come out rich is what capitalist morals are about Fin. I don't like the Supreme Court Justices appointed. Most of them will give all the power to corporations and won't hold the bankers responsible and won't liberate the unincorporated territories bad statutes and codes. No, the system is almost without redemption at this point. It will limp along but I think the takeover from China is going to be almost guaranteed down the road.
I am concerned about the PRC, it has a very deep underbelly of corruption and human rights violations. But the PRC also is highly pragmatic and also flexible when it comes to political and economic survival. It is highly intelligent in how it is coping with Latin American markets Fin. So? It is going to be interesting seeing how the Chinese citizens themselves start pushing the system and forcing rights out of the ones with iron fists eh?
If any nation can find some philosophies for balance eventually and hopefully it will be China. Just out of sheer AGE and length of human history.
But? The track record for coping with workers is awful. They need to change their attitudes and start giving workers a lot of power.
Otherwise they will be going down the tubes as well.
Pants-of-dog wrote:People literally make money by showing the photo, and the reason they do is people want to laugh at this person’s misery.
Companies then archive these photos for display on the internet and then charge people money to have them removed, even if the person was never charged with a crime.
BigSteve wrote:The Sheriff's Department doesn't make a dime by showing these photos...
If someone's picture shows up in the Sheriff's jail log, they have been charged with a crime. That's the only way someone's picture shows up there...
Pants-of-dog wrote:Once again, I never claimed they did.
I was alluding to the online newspapers.
No. Someone can be arrested and not be charged with a crime. For example, if a cop has probable cause to think the arrested person has committed a felony.
They must be released soon after if they are not charged with a crime.
BigSteve wrote:Bear in mind that we're not talking about some upstanding citizen. We're talking about someone who got drunk, broke into a business which was closed, and then attacked the owner of that business after the owner called the police.
Why do you think such a piece of shit deserves to be shown any decency?
I am not going to explain to you how websites make money.
And thank you for providing evidence that someone can be arrested and then spend 40 days in jail without being charged.
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