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Thread: Sheriff defends using state's prison food money to buy beach house

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    I have heard no evidence that happened.

    The solution is quite simple. Change the law. Change the Sheriff. Hand wringing is not required.
    Who's handwringing? This whole issue just sounds like the plot from Brubaker.
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    The solution is quite simple. Change the law.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Who's handwringing? This whole issue just sounds like the plot from Brubaker.
    Then we agree.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    The solution is quite simple. Change the law.

    Then we agree.
    So long as the law is changed. This isn't the first time that it has happened and for some reason, it wasn't addressed. Do the people not care or the legislators not listen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    So long as the law is changed. This isn't the first time that it has happened and for some reason, it wasn't addressed. Do the people not care or the legislators not listen?
    Beats me. Every legislative session is a busy one. We should sunset laws.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    Beats me. Every legislative session is a busy one. We should sunset laws.
    Many places do periodically review legislation, laws, bylaws etc to ensure that that they haven't become anachronistic. However, you would think that scandalous news would provoke a legislature to review something so obviously problematic - unless of course there are kickbacks to look the other way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Many places do periodically review legislation, laws, bylaws etc to ensure that that they haven't become anachronistic. However, you would think that scandalous news would provoke a legislature to review something so obviously problematic - unless of course there are kickbacks to look the other way.
    I doubt there are kickbacks. It is a very old law. It may have made sense 80 years ago. Today it makes some sheriffs rich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    I doubt there are kickbacks. It is a very old law. It may have made sense 80 years ago. Today it makes some sheriffs rich.
    Perhaps in the dirty thirties. Of course, back then, they weren't ordering premade food from factories. There was someone actually cooking the food.
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    Correct this imbecilic law and then elect a new sheriff. No more problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Many places do periodically review legislation, laws, bylaws etc to ensure that that they haven't become anachronistic. However, you would think that scandalous news would provoke a legislature to review something so obviously problematic - unless of course there are kickbacks to look the other way.
    They law absolutely should be abolished
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