• Legal Police Question?

    If the police come to my house and I have a couple friends over, were drinking and were old enough to drink. The police come over to make sure were of age to be drinking. Can you be arrested for obstructing police business by remaining silent although no crimes were being committed?
    If the police come to my house and I have a couple friends over, were drinking and were old enough to drink. The police come over to make sure were of age to be drinking. Can you be arrested for obstructing police business by remaining silent although no crimes were being committed?
    12 answers · 22 hours ago
  • What's the point of cops in the USA fatally shooting unarmed people?

    Best answer: Not enough donuts.
    Best answer: Not enough donuts.
    30 answers · 5 days ago
  • How come my liquor store really pushes black velvet whiskey ?

    Best answer: Black Velvet is reasonably priced and very drinkable. Evan Williams is good sipping, but the Black Velvet mixes well with coke or ginger ale. What more is there to know?
    Best answer: Black Velvet is reasonably priced and very drinkable. Evan Williams is good sipping, but the Black Velvet mixes well with coke or ginger ale. What more is there to know?
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Poll: Have you ever gotten scammed?

    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • I can't sit still when I'm drunk?

    Whenever I'm drunk I find myself restless. I need to be moving and interacting with whoever is around me. I don't understand how some of my friends can just sit down quietly and be completely preoccupied with a movie. Is this normal?
    Whenever I'm drunk I find myself restless. I need to be moving and interacting with whoever is around me. I don't understand how some of my friends can just sit down quietly and be completely preoccupied with a movie. Is this normal?
    6 answers · 16 hours 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.
    17 answers · 4 days 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 · 5 days 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 · 2 days 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 · 5 days ago
  • What would be the best for me to do?

    I m 18 years old and a state trooper in Texas gave me a citation for speeding I was going 74 on a 55. This is my very first time so I was just wondering what I should do. My court date is on September 10th.
    I m 18 years old and a state trooper in Texas gave me a citation for speeding I was going 74 on a 55. This is my very first time so I was just wondering what I should do. My court date is on September 10th.
    6 answers · 1 day 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 · 4 days ago
  • Who agrees that police are basically above the law?

    I mean think about it, there's been so many instances of police brutality, at least in the US. No matter what happens the judge always sides with police in court, so its basically the cops word over the anyone else. Its easy enough for a cop to make an excuse in court, who is the judge going to believe, the cop... show more
    I mean think about it, there's been so many instances of police brutality, at least in the US. No matter what happens the judge always sides with police in court, so its basically the cops word over the anyone else. Its easy enough for a cop to make an excuse in court, who is the judge going to believe, the cop or the victim/suspect? A cop could basically shoot someone if he wanted to and just say that the victim was trying to grab his gun or the victim was reaching in his pockets for something. Why would the judge do anything else besides believe the officers story.
    5 answers · 1 day ago