Boyfriend's erratic behavior drove wo...

Boyfriend's erratic behavior drove woman to leave him, causing man to kill woman, toddler

There are 9 comments on the The Plain Dealer story from Feb 20, 2012, titled Boyfriend's erratic behavior drove woman to leave him, causing man to kill woman, toddler. In it, The Plain Dealer reports that:

Residents make a memorial at the garage where Latasha Jackson and her toddler, Chaniya Wynn, were found dead Sunday morning Latasha Jackson feared her boyfriend Michael Lorde's erratic behavior so much that she broke off the relationship, Jackson's mother said Monday.

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#1 Feb 20, 2012
This is so sad. I hope the family of the victims find some kind of comfort in this situation that is almost impossible for people like me, who have never been touched by this level of violence, to comprehend.

Cleveland, OH

#2 Feb 20, 2012
The man raped a child at knife-point in 1996 and was free. Our prison industrial complex is a failure. In Florida, two people got over 25 years in jail for selling prescription drugs. Then I read shjt like this. Makes me sick.

We should demand our government deal with real predators instead of manufacturing criminals with prohibition. Rapists are walking the street so that we can make room for non-violent drug offenders. Sickening.

Brook Park, OH

#3 Feb 21, 2012
Yet our prisons are nothing but lowlife playgrounds. Cable television, workout rooms, libraries, football fields, three square meals plus snacks, optional work where they make money, movie room, internet access, and another little room for private visits from their spouse where you can have sex and even start a family from prison.

What a deterrent to crime we have in this country.

Cleveland, OH

#4 Feb 23, 2012
Why deter crime when you can make money from it? There is a reason the U.S. houses the most inmates in the world: Profit. People are making a mint of the prison industry.

There are numerous European countries that have prisons that make our prisons look like gulags but they also have less crime. There are other countries with justice systems that are sadistic when compared to ours and they have less crime.

The one thing this "great" nation beats every other country on is profit. People are getting rich off the prison industrial complex. We need to stop it.

Brook Park, OH

#5 Feb 24, 2012
And if we stop it, then what?

87% of inmates are Democrats. In many cases, they have large families and friends in the outside world. It's all vote buying. Of course, they can't give that reason. What they tell us is that historically, there were more dangerous prison riots when things were run like the movie Cool Hand Luke. They are correct, there are less riots today. But instead of taking bats and beating the prisoners back into their cages, the liberals decided to pander to them instead.

So yes, we do have less riots, but we also have much less deterrent to committing crimes in this country. People who commit capital crimes realize they will not meet their fate for 15 or 20 years. And even then, by that time, the state might vote in a liberal Governor who will grant clemency or even have the death penalty law reversed.

People who make money off the prison system do not influence people to commit crimes. The influence comes from the playgrounds that we made prisons.

Cleveland, OH

#6 Feb 24, 2012

Damn near 100% of people in prison are Xtians, so what's your point? In most countries with lower crime rates, the population is less religious. I guess Atheists like myself know something you guys don't. lol

It's not vote buying. Look around and stop being ignorant. We are now in the process of decriminalizing marijuana. Why? Because making it illegal was nonsense. But how many people have been locked up because of marijuana? And how much money was generated because of marijuana prohibition?

I agree with you. Let's have a harsh justice system, however, only for real crimes. Rape, murder, stealing, robbery, child molestation, etc. Let's not create crime with prohibition which pushes real criminals onto the street. Let's not criminalize free choice if it doesn't harm anyone else.

A drug user who doesn't commit a crime and works is left alone.

A drug user who commits a crime is hit with hard labor.

This would take addicts who rob, steal, and kill off the streets. It would also not criminalize drug users who just go to work, come home, and get high(just like people who come home and drink).

We can't sustain this nonsense any longer. The elite are making billions off our tax dollars.

Brook Park, OH

#7 Feb 24, 2012
I'm sure the family of Whitney Houston would disagree with you. This along with the trail of other families who suffered losses from illegal narcotics, or over prescribed narcotics.

Again, it doesn't matter what profit anybody makes from prisons. Profit does not equate increase in crimes. That's why you won't find any more inmates in private prisons than you will federal, state, or county prisons. Regardless of profit, private prisons are still cheaper than government run prisons. Why is that? Because private prisons area business, and business creates much of their profit by reducing costs which in turn, makes it less desirable for prisoners to be there.

Cleveland, OH

#8 Feb 25, 2012
The same can be said for people who have loved ones who eat themselves to death. Adults have the choice to live a healthy life or they can choose an unhealthy one. Why should beer be banned because of those who abuse alcohol? Same with other drugs.

Should the government start locking up all the non-violent fat people who are eating themselves to death? They are costing our healthcare system billions of dollars.

What about smokers? Let's prohibit that and create more criminals and violence. Tobacco is the fourth leading cause of death. We could make a mint locking up all the non-violent smokers and spare their families the pain Whitney Houston's family is going through.

See how ridiculous the concept of prohibition is? Regulation is key, not prohibition.

You do realize that government run prisons make goods for corporations, don't you? So even prisons that are not supposed to be for-profit give corporations labor for pennies on the dollar. The telecom companies make a mint because of phone calls. I could go on, but you still want to live in your fantasy world where the prison industry isn't a multi-billion dollar a year racket for American corporations and government.


At least 37 states have legalized the contracting of prison labor by private corporations that mount their operations inside state prisons. The list of such companies contains the cream of U.S. corporate society: IBM, Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Wireless, Texas Instrument, Dell, Compaq, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel, Lucent Technologies, 3Com, Intel, Northern Telecom, TWA, Nordstrom's, Revlon, Macy's, Pierre Cardin, Target Stores, and many more. All of these businesses are excited about the economic boom generation by prison labor. Just between 1980 and 1994, profits went up from $392 million to $1.31 billion. Inmates in state penitentiaries generally receive the minimum wage for their work, but not all; in Colorado, they get about $2 per hour, well under the minimum. And in privately-run prisons, they receive as little as 17 cents per hour for a maximum of six hours a day, the equivalent of $20 per month. The highest-paying private prison is CCA in Tennessee, where prisoners receive 50 cents per hour for what they call "highly skilled positions." At those rates, it is no surprise that inmates find the pay in federal prisons to be very generous. There, they can earn $1.25 an hour and work eight hours a day, and sometimes overtime. They can send home $200-$300 per month.


Now let's look at our military machine and how they benefit.


According to the Left Business Observer, the federal prison industry produces 100% of all military helmets, ammunition belts, bullet-proof vests, ID tags, shirts, pants, tents, bags, and canteens. Along with war supplies, prison workers supply 98% of the entire market for equipment assembly services; 93% of paints and paintbrushes; 92% of stove assembly; 46% of body armor; 36% of home appliances; 30% of headphones/microphones/speaker s; and 21% of office furniture. Airplane parts, medical supplies, and much more: prisoners are even raising seeing-eye dogs for blind people.


So you see that this is a big money business, don't you? We are talking billions. The citizens of this country are getting pimped for BILLIONS of dollars.

Cleveland, OH

#9 Feb 29, 2012

Food truck prohibition. Since people are accustomed to letting government dictate personal choice, government will not stop protecting people from themselves.

Almost 50 percent of Americans are obese,so the government should step in and help them. Let's help the fat children and adults. Let's stop them from killing themselves. Let's stop them from costing our healthcare system billions of dollars.

Drug prohibition started in the early 20th century, so why not start the war against obesity in the early part of the 21st century? After 50 years, it will be considered normal and no one will question it.

Funny how freedom is lost in a free society, isn't it?

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