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Possible fix to rioting?

Would This Reduce Rioting?

  • Absolutley, Do It Now

    Votes: 2 11.1%
  • No Way, Not Playing Fair

    Votes: 12 66.7%
  • Other, explained in thread

    Votes: 4 22.2%

  • Total voters
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Casper

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Was thinking how do we deal with rioters, heck some travel long distances to attend a protest which they help turn into a riot. So how about this:
If someone is arrested due to rioting and convicted, not protesting that is different, then they and their immediate family (living in the same home) lose All Government Assistance. No Welfare, no Food Stamps, no assistance for a term of 5 years, no exceptions. Think that would have an impact or just make some even crazier?
 
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Was thinking how do we deal with rioters, heck some travel long distances to attend a protest which they help turn into a riot. So how about this:
If someone is arrested due to rioting, not protesting that is different, then they and their immediate family (living in the same home) lose All Government Assistance. No Welfare, no Food Stamps, no assistance for a term of 5 years, no exceptions. Think that would have an impact or just make some even crazier.

collective punishment seems bad if not very iligal
 

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collective punishment seems bad if not very iligal

How is it collective? Because of their family, what if it only applied to them?
 

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Was thinking how do we deal with rioters, heck some travel long distances to attend a protest which they help turn into a riot. So how about this:
If someone is arrested due to rioting and convicted, not protesting that is different, then they and their immediate family (living in the same home) lose All Government Assistance. No Welfare, no Food Stamps, no assistance for a term of 5 years, no exceptions. Think that would have an impact or just make some even crazier?

I seriously doubt your proposal would survive court challenge.
 

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If someone is arrested due to rioting and convicted, not protesting that is different, then they and their immediate family (living in the same home) lose All Government Assistance. No Welfare, no Food Stamps, no assistance for a term of 5 years, no exceptions. Think that would have an impact or just make some even crazier?

That doesn't seem like a good idea. That would probably just end up making things even worse.
 

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How is it collective? Because of their family, what if it only applied to them?

that would be better may need to extend it to all violant and destructive crimes though and id probably want emergency assistance if peoples lives are in danger
 

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Was thinking how do we deal with rioters, heck some travel long distances to attend a protest which they help turn into a riot. So how about this:
If someone is arrested due to rioting and convicted, not protesting that is different, then they and their immediate family (living in the same home) lose All Government Assistance. No Welfare, no Food Stamps, no assistance for a term of 5 years, no exceptions. Think that would have an impact or just make some even crazier?

You can't prove their family was involved. Absolutely punish the rioters. Hell, send them to Somalia for all I care.
 

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Was thinking how do we deal with rioters, heck some travel long distances to attend a protest which they help turn into a riot. So how about this:
If someone is arrested due to rioting and convicted, not protesting that is different, then they and their immediate family (living in the same home) lose All Government Assistance. No Welfare, no Food Stamps, no assistance for a term of 5 years, no exceptions. Think that would have an impact or just make some even crazier?

When they had the local Atlanta protest, some of the protesters started harassing a semi driver.
The mayor went out and talked them off the truck and everything was fine.

He earned a lot of respect from me, was willing to put his skin in the game and corrected the problem, without much fan fair.
 

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Was thinking how do we deal with rioters, heck some travel long distances to attend a protest which they help turn into a riot. So how about this:
If someone is arrested due to rioting and convicted, not protesting that is different, then they and their immediate family (living in the same home) lose All Government Assistance. No Welfare, no Food Stamps, no assistance for a term of 5 years, no exceptions. Think that would have an impact or just make some even crazier?

That's not ever going to happen. You can't punish family for a relative's behavior. Why should children in a home suffer for the actions of their asshole older brother? It's enough to punish the rioter for any laws they broke.
 

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Was thinking how do we deal with rioters, heck some travel long distances to attend a protest which they help turn into a riot. So how about this:
If someone is arrested due to rioting and convicted, not protesting that is different, then they and their immediate family (living in the same home) lose All Government Assistance. No Welfare, no Food Stamps, no assistance for a term of 5 years, no exceptions. Think that would have an impact or just make some even crazier?

What if they're rich rioters?
 

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Was thinking how do we deal with rioters, heck some travel long distances to attend a protest which they help turn into a riot. So how about this:
If someone is arrested due to rioting and convicted, not protesting that is different, then they and their immediate family (living in the same home) lose All Government Assistance. No Welfare, no Food Stamps, no assistance for a term of 5 years, no exceptions. Think that would have an impact or just make some even crazier?

1.That would have to be enacted federally seeing how many of these rioters travel.Because Texas enacting such a law would have no impact on a rioter from a another state.

2.You can't punish people for something some dumbass in their house did.
 

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which is why i no longer wear pants when walking outside

Maybe no one notices because they are staring at their phones or playing Pokemon. Or you just aren't much to look at.
 

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Punishing people for something they didn't even do is just asinine.
 

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That doesn't seem like a good idea. That would probably just end up making things even worse.

Yup. People being punished for something they didn't even do is likely going to lead to some people getting very angry.
 

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Maybe no one notices because they are staring at their phones or playing Pokemon.

phones maybe but i thinck the pokemon game shows a picture of whatever your camera is looking at plus the monsters and even then some one might mistake me for a small diglett

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That doesn't seem like a good idea. That would probably just end up making things even worse.

Agreed. Lots of what we call WELFARE is given to an adult for others under their care. Taking away that from the adult would harm innocents.
 

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If someone is arrested due to rioting and convicted, not protesting that is different, then they and their immediate family (living in the same home) lose All Government Assistance. No Welfare, no Food Stamps, no assistance for a term of 5 years, no exceptions.

Won't work for at least two reasons: :twocents:

1. Government Assistance, Welfare, and Food Stamps are designed to keep people fat and too lazy to riot. Get them hungry and homeless and you'll have even bigger problems on your hands.

2. The Government can't manage any program; how are they going to handle something like this?
 

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The millions of people currently incarcerated might disagree with you.

Not the ones being released years before their sentences are up. They are laughing now.
 

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Was thinking how do we deal with rioters, heck some travel long distances to attend a protest which they help turn into a riot. So how about this:
If someone is arrested due to rioting and convicted, not protesting that is different, then they and their immediate family (living in the same home) lose All Government Assistance. No Welfare, no Food Stamps, no assistance for a term of 5 years, no exceptions. Think that would have an impact or just make some even crazier?

Are you kidding me? If an adult member of your immediate family (or household) commits a crime should that in any way be considered your (or your minor children's) fault?
 
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