Reason Morning Links: Police Chiefs Want No Part of Immigration Enforcement, California May Issue IOUs, Congress Tours the World on Taxpayer Dime

Big city police chiefs say illegal immigrants' fear of discovery hampers law enforcement, urge Congress to separate local law enforcement from immigration enforcement.

• California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says state may have to issue IOUs unless legislature can overcome budget impasse.

• Taxpayer-funded overseas trips for members of Congress have tripled since 2001, increased tenfold since 1995.

Study finds that over time* ex-cons pose no greater risk of re-offending than the general population.

ACLU contends federal government is using false confessions obtained by torture of a detainee to keep him at Guantanamo. He me may have been as young as 12 when he was captured by Afghan police.

(*Edit: "over time" added to better reflect the study's findings.)

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    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says state may have to issue IOUs unless legislature can overcome budget impasse.

    Will the Feds let California issue its own fiat currency? Will they pay the state workers in company script?

    (By the way, typo in the last sentence of the links "He me may...")

  • Rich||

    Wrt the CA IOUs, I am watching to see how many recipients use them to "pay" the state back. Should make tax collection more interesting.

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    "scrip" not "script"

    Although a currency backed by unproduced films scripts wouldn't be any sillier than what California is doing now.

  • Thom||

    The study says almost the opposite of what your headline says.

    It says that the ex-cons have initially higher rates of problems that eventually lower to the normal. According to the study, it takes 4-8 years after their release for the ex-cons to become 'normal' citizens.

  • ||

    Then we would need a regulation governing the organization of company toilet tissue pools - to insure no one used the scripts...

  • Xeones||

    Preemptively shut the fuck up, LoneWacko.

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    LOL, of course the cops dont want anything to do with it! They might have to actually do some real work! LOL

    RT
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  • MNG||

    " Study finds that ex-cons pose no greater risk of re-offending than the general population."

    Did they mean Il. Governors and NY state elected officials?

  • Rich||

    "Hazard rates are calculated based on the time the suspect remains free from re-arrest. The calculation also accounts for the fact that risk of arrest generally declines with age."

    Cynical Rich thinks older, more experienced criminals might just be better at avoiding arrest. But he supposes that's all the *employer* really cares about.

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    Laughing out loud at your own joke is very Jimmy Fallon, Mr Jim Sullivan.

    By the way, I signed up for your Ultimate Anonymity service. You sold my Social Security number to a Portuguese direct-mail service and put a webcam on my lawn that fed directly to a state prison and the DEA. You even personally drove a timeshare salesman to my house. Expect a strongly-worded letter.

    2 out of 10 stars.

  • Rich||

    How about a study of whether "codels" (careful how you say that) are an overall good for the taxpayer? One might hypothesize that congresscreatures do less damage the more whale-spotting trips they are away on.

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    I'm really not sure how the "general population" (assuming that means non-ex-cons) can "re-offend" in the first place.

  • Xeones||

    One might hypothesize that congresscreatures do less damage the more whale-spotting trips they are away on.

    And if an angry whale upsets the boat, and surviving cons spend four months drifting on the open seas, the ever-weakening survivors reduced to eating the deceased... so much the better. Though i suspect that the flesh of congresscritters is in fact highly toxic.

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    If only those do-nothing Legislators would go lie on a beach somewhere and actually *do nothing*.

  • Hugh Akston||

    We could save a bundle for the budget by making those overseas trips one way.

  • hmm||

    We're in the business of delivering a police service whether the person has had a car accident, been a victim of a crime, or been a witness to a crime

    Who wants to bet all that getting cats out of trees and helping old ladies goes out the window when they are applying for drug war grants?

  • LibertyMark||

    The fucking spoiled brats of California are getting what they deserve. The government, the people, both parties: spend, spend, spend, I want it now!!!

    Crash and burn baby!

    BTW, the same thing is eventually going to happen to the Federal government.

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    The study on ex-cons seems like a tautology:

    If they leave jail and stay out for a while, they don't commit more crimes - but then if they did commit crimes, well, they would have been put back in jail...

  • Mike||

    "Big city police chiefs say illegal immigrants' fear of discovery hampers law enforcement, urge Congress to separate local law enforcement from immigration enforcement."

    I'll agree to separate enforcement if the government agrees to actually enforce immigration laws.

  • z||

    CNN headline: Newsweek reporter in Iran reportedly 'confesses'. Given the torture induced 'confessions' at Guantanamo do U.S. based publications even have the credibility to use scare quotes for the word "confession" anymore?

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    Hmmm... a bunch of fat cat LEO's don't want to abide by their oath of office and enforce all laws, eh? I say fire the scumbags... that mealy-mouth Timoney first.

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