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screaminghollow    Posted 10-05-2004 at 13:28:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sunday evening, some one set three fires in rapid succession within a few miles. They doused a farmer's corn field with gasoline and lit it, then lit an empty house along a seldom used road and then torched an old church, which had just been sold a week earlier. Why worry about Arab terrorists when we have such lovely American citizens running loose amongst us.
Alot of the folks out in this area are scared it may happen to a barn or house next. Each instance was close to the side of a road.
Sometimes, there are a few things which should be done on the public square.
Perhaps the whipping post followed by an extended period of involuntary contemplation in a sheltered environment would be good.

RayP(MI)    Posted 10-06-2004 at 05:19:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had several arsons in this area, mostly empty houses, and a barn or two. Arsons suddenly stopped when a suspected culprit was jailed on other charges. Can hardly wait until he gets out!

Lazy Al    Posted 10-05-2004 at 19:08:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
About two years ago, we had a neighbor's barn get burnt down .Then another's old abandon house get torched. Then they set a few round bales on fire .
Never did catch the ones who did it, but it stopped and I havent heard of any trouble for over a year. That was making ever one nervous for a while . I agree they should have pubic whipping for those type people that might make them think alittle before doing that again and others might think twice before doing some thing like that .

toolman    Posted 10-05-2004 at 19:18:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
when i was a kid growing up there used to be a thing they called street justice, even the police would look the other way , seems to me that was a far better way to handle some things, punks soon learned their lesson, courts weren,t jam packed andcost were less, seems to me some crimes were way down , i never heard of home invasions, if you disrespected old timer your parents would lay a lickin on ya, can you imagine what would have happened if you invaded their homes and put a hurtin on them , the whole town would be after ya, what happened , where did we go wrong, terrible situtation we find ourselves in today.

crazy world    Posted 10-05-2004 at 15:51:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
something like that happened here a long time ago. it was a voluteer fireman that set them. the nut was crazy about a fire. he's in jail still i hope.

Les    Posted 10-05-2004 at 15:10:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Why worry about Arab terrorists"? I can think of a few thousand reasons.

toolman    Posted 10-05-2004 at 15:47:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup les and i can think of a few thousands more yet, and how does he know they are just some good ole boys?

~Lenore    Posted 10-05-2004 at 13:42:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Were the arsonists caught?
It is very hard to dish out punishment till then.
I agree the punishment should fit the crime.
Prehaps sentenced to working in that corn field getting a new crop in.
Maybe community service in the burn center of a children's hospital.

EngineerJoyce    Posted 10-05-2004 at 13:35:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aren't you a lawyer? Ever thought of running for Judge? We need a few with your particular punishment belief system.

"Perhaps the whipping post followed by an extended period of involuntary contemplation in a sheltered environment would be good."

Close, only the involuntary contemplation should be carried out in a field full of rocks needing busting, or corn to be hoed, or weeds to be mowed with a scythe, or...well, you get the picture.

As I read (I think here) recently, Cruel and unusual punishment is only cruel and unusual because it hasn't been used enough lately!

jfky    Posted 10-05-2004 at 13:59:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
kinda wish someone would burn our rental house.

toolman    Posted 10-05-2004 at 14:26:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
jfkl, are you my neighbour? lol

jfky    Posted 10-05-2004 at 17:21:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
don't take the wrong way-its just that rental propert is a pain in the ---. The only reason I have is because we built a new house on the oppisite end of the farm and my barns are at that end. otherwise SOLD.

toolman    Posted 10-05-2004 at 17:50:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
haha nope i didn,t take it the wrong way, i see what goes on up here with rentals , i think id sooner burn than rent nowadays, once some of these grow ops get goin they are even holding the owner accountable but he not allowed to check on the renters, hows he supposed to know what going on.

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