ZombieRob wrote:Furthermore, you usually have to be caught, arrested, and convicted multiple times before you get institutionalized.
I'm just curious what your basis for this information is.
zbuddy wrote:California's three strikes law. I assumed the logic was pretty straight forward.
I can try to convey it another way, I suppose. There is roughly 90,000 police officers in California (I got the data from the California Peace Officers Association). California has, 37,253,956 according to the U.S. Census in 2010. It is safe to assume that that number is larger due to illegal immigration.
So, we have 37,253,956 / 90,000 = 414 citizens per 1 law enforcement officer, or .002% of the population is a cop. So the statistical significance of getting caught, even if only a small portion of the 414 people are criminals, is very low.
Does that make better sense? There is obviously a shit load more variables that I didn't take into account, but I think it should sum it up well enough.
ZombieRob wrote:I think I follow you. You're right that it's not difficult to conduct oneself in society as a law-abiding citizen. I'm going to give your original post more thought so I can give a thorough reply.
zbuddy wrote:More so on the tangent that prisons are not super secret organizations trying to enslave the human race and the increase of them is a function of current culture and economic status, not the illuminutty.
I was hoping to hear some arguments against my own that use facts and data; rather than 'the prisons all have dark people in them, therefore society is racist!'
I can't get a response from the individuals whom protest against prisons at all, so I figured someone here would have some food for thought on the matter.