Re: [skeptics-192] New Meetup: Criminal Justice in the U.S. - What purpose does it serve, and should it serve?

From: Chris
Sent on: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 7:32 PM
By liberal I was meaning open / free thinking rather than any
political leanings. This group seems to be all about rational
discussion. If you are open to possibly new views on such a subject
I'm sure it would be interesting to attend.



On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 7:18 PM, Raymond<[address removed]> wrote:
> Then the group is probably not for me, as I am quite politically
> conservative.? I am not good at debating, not because I am stupid, but
> because I have a very sensitive nature that personalizes everything, plus I
> am not much of a warrior type.
>
>
>
>> From: [address removed]
>> To: [address removed]
>> Subject: Re: [skeptics-192] New Meetup: Criminal Justice in the U.S. -
>> What purpose does it serve, and should it serve?
>> Date: Tue, 1 Sep[masked]:12:57 -0400
>>
>> Deep thinkers sounds like quite a liberal group...
>>
>> I personally welcome strong views. Especially if they are opposing
>> ones. Makes things more interesting. Especially if both parties can
>> come away having learnt something new, even if its just understanding
>> the reasons on the opposing stance.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 6:45 PM, Raymond<[address removed]>
>> wrote:
>> > I?have not yet gone to any of your meetings, so I am wondering about
>> > something.? Are?most participants politically conservative or liberal,
>> > capitalist or socialist, fans of President Bush or President Obama?? I
>> > have
>> > very strong views on such issues, so I just want to make sure I do not
>> > get
>> > stuck like a lamb in a lion's den.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ____________________­____________
>> > From: [address removed]
>> > To: [address removed]
>> > Subject: RE: [skeptics-192] New Meetup: Criminal Justice in the U.S. -
>> > What
>> > purpose does it serve, and should it serve?
>> > Date: Tue, 1 Sep[masked]:58:43 -0400
>> >
>> > Well.. I don't really expect you to change it - I was just curious b/c
>> > the
>> > topic is so huge and there is so much that surrounds it.? So many?things
>> > are
>> > impacted by it?families, the welfare system, children, society as a
>> > whole,
>> > behavioral issues, etc.
>> >
>> > I may?be able to cancel my plans, you never know :)? Thank you for your
>> > consideration
>> >
>> > ____________________­____________
>> > From: [address removed]
>> > To: [address removed]
>> > Subject: RE: [skeptics-192] New Meetup: Criminal Justice in the U.S. -
>> > What
>> > purpose does it serve, and should it serve?
>> > Date: Tue, 1 Sep[masked]:54:29 -0400
>> >
>> > Hi, Starr.? I try to mix up the days a bit, but Sundays seem to work for
>> > most.? I?ll try a Saturday next time.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Sorry,
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Todd
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf
>> > Of
>> > Starr Black
>> > Sent: Tuesday, September 01,[masked]:39 PM
>> > To: [address removed]
>> > Subject: RE: [skeptics-192] New Meetup: Criminal Justice in the U.S. -
>> > What
>> > purpose does it serve, and should it serve?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Sounds great, I unavailable on that day.? Do you always have your
>> > meetings
>> > on Sunday?? Saturday would be so much better for me personally.
>> >
>> >
>> > ____________________­____________
>> >
>> > From: [address removed]
>> > To: [address removed]
>> > Subject: [skeptics-192] New Meetup: Criminal Justice in the U.S. - What
>> > purpose does it serve, and should it serve?
>> > Date: Tue, 1 Sep[masked]:25:49 -0400
>> >
>> > Announcing a new Meetup for Deep Thinkers!
>> >
>> > What: Criminal Justice in the U.S. - What purpose does it serve, and
>> > should
>> > it serve?
>> >
>> > When: October 4,[masked]:30 AM
>> >
>> > Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
>> >
>> > PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST!
>> >
>> > A few statistics to ponder:
>> > The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate per capita in the world.
>> > More than 1 in 100 adults in the United States are in prison.
>> > The United States has 5% of the world's population and 23.6% of the
>> > world's
>> > prison population.
>> >
>> > The questions we'll explore are the following:
>> > What are the various reasons for prison - deterrence, punishment, public
>> > safety, etc.?
>> > When it comes to our criminal justice system, what do we do well and not
>> > so
>> > well?
>> > How can we improve it?
>> >
>> > While I expect that we'll touch on the question of capital punishment,
>> > this
>> > is NOT about the death penalty.
>> >
>> > I recommend that anyone wishing to participate attend this free lecture
>> > on
>> > Sept. 29 (I'll be there):
>> > Zocalo Public Square - "Can Less Punishment Reduce Crime?"
>> >
>> > Additional reading:
>> > "Trial by Fire: Did Texas execute an innocent man?"
>> >
>> > "Kidnapping suspect's prison term raises questions"
>> >
>> > This should be a very interesting topic worthy of some robust
>> > discussion. I
>> > hope you can make it!
>> >
>> > I'm capping the RSVPs at 20, but may open it to 30 if the venue permits,
>> > so
>> > use the waiting list if it's full.
>> >
>> > The location will be announced closer to the Meetup date.
>> >
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