View Single Post
Old 05-08-2007, 06:56 PM   #4
BrainSmashR
Banned
 
BrainSmashR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Natchitoches
Age: 50
Posts: 1,090
Rep Power: 0 BrainSmashR will become famous soon enough
Send a message via ICQ to BrainSmashR Send a message via AIM to BrainSmashR Send a message via MSN to BrainSmashR Send a message via Yahoo to BrainSmashR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pocahontas
I think that's a great deterrent!!! Surely the embarrassment and humiliation would serve well and ward off repeat offenders at some level.

That's because you're thinking about this as a rational person.

As someone who works for public housing, supervises an inmate labor crew, and after 6 weeks of retirement, my Dad couldn't stand it and became a door greeter.........I can tell you for a fact, these people don't give a **** about what anyone thinks of them. All they care about is stealing something to trade/hock for drugs or "return" to Wal-Mart for cash.

Now that's not to say it won't stop the "good" kid from picking up a bad habit....like stealing make-up or tapes, but the Natchitoches Wal-Mart "lost" over $1 million in merchandise in 2006. That's not first timers, that's habitual offenders.
BrainSmashR is offline   Reply With Quote