April 13, 2005

“Brilliant” Commentary

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:30 pm

About sixteen months ago I wrote a post about the violence between rival gangs in the Essex County Jail (Newark). The post continues to draw comments from what would appear to be the stellar citizens about whom the post was written.

I urge you to pop over to the post and read the “intelligent” commentary of some of society’s finest.


  1. Yeah Yeah … Gangs in the prisons … maybe we should just let them all kill each other off and save the taxpayers the money it costs to keep them.


    Comment by RightWingRocker — April 13, 2005 @ 8:19 pm

  2. What a lovely crew of homie g-dawgs you got there, my brutha.

    So erudite yet pithy.

    Comment by rita — April 13, 2005 @ 8:31 pm

  3. Here’s a thought: anyone that’s a member of a gang goes into a special “jail” – one that has no corrections officers, cells, or other controls. Stuff enough food for all the (official count) prisoners, and leave them to sort things out themselves. Anyone that survives their sentence goes directly and immediately to prison 🙂

    Comment by DMerriman — April 13, 2005 @ 8:52 pm

  4. Was that English?

    Holy Shit Jim! I have no idea what they said, but it sure didn’t seem very nice. 😉

    Comment by Tammi — April 13, 2005 @ 9:18 pm

  5. …………….wow.

    I don’t like the ideas about letting them kill each other off, though it is kind of funny. I like the idea of implanting little speakers in their ears that play country music and/or Shakespeare all day long. ALL DAY. Eventually they would simply break down and be incapable of anything. And I think they would look funny in the meantime.

    Comment by Auskunft — April 13, 2005 @ 9:41 pm

  6. They can read?

    Comment by jmflynny — April 13, 2005 @ 10:21 pm

  7. Remember the Star Trek episode where Kirk ends up in a Klingon Gulag? It is on a prison planet which is a howling artic waste,

    As the new prisoners are taken from the transport to the enterance the Klingon Commandant Yells out.

    “Failure to abide by the Rules of the Gulag will be punished by explusion from the Gulag!”

    PS your software still does not like my website address.

    “Your comment submission failed for the following reasons:

    Your comment was denied for questionable content.

    Please correct the error in the form below, then press Post to post your comment”

    Comment by Dan Kauffman — April 14, 2005 @ 12:10 am

  8. Ah, such lovely thoughts so tastefully expressed. I can see that each and every one of them shall go far. Their powers of communication throw out a shining light on their glorious education. Why it seems they have almost as much education as Jethro Clampet himself and may have even attained the level of 4th grade.

    If they work just a little more between rounds of fighting… they’ll soon be able to make themselves understood outside of their immediate “social circle”. The drawback to this? They would then have to die, as being able to make yourself understandable to anyone outside the gang is so very threatening… They might actually learn something, they might get ideas of their own, they might decide the gang doesn’t know all… Heretical thoughts indeed.

    I’m quite sure they think they sound very cool when typing out all that nonsense.

    Comment by Teresa — April 14, 2005 @ 12:45 am

  9. Wow. Just. Wow.

    Kudos to Parkway Rest Stop for getting some of the most interesting traffic.

    Comment by TJ — April 14, 2005 @ 9:59 am

  10. Raise a kid in an environment in which family, morals and education are considered valueless and this is what you get.

    Comment by rita — April 14, 2005 @ 11:27 am

  11. I like Jim’s bootcamp idea. These idiots shouldn’t have access to computers, and I’m pissed that my tax dollars pay for it. Actually, let’s go back to using hard labor.

    Comment by Shamrock — April 14, 2005 @ 11:32 am

  12. YO YO Shakespeare who dat? All products of our “I’m OK, you’re OK” public school system, no doubt. And countless publicly funded after school programs. These young fellows have authority issues, and only through nurturing them, and having the whole village raise them up, and by walking a mile in their Air Force Ones, will we be able to truly understand their pain, and thus counteract all the hurt and disappointment that their lives have brought to them, tragically, at such a tender age.

    Comment by uncle juju — April 14, 2005 @ 11:51 am

  13. Frankly, I’m surprised they haven’t started up over here on this post yet. Three . . . two . . . one . . .

    Comment by Shamrock — April 14, 2005 @ 3:26 pm

  14. As a vet (former Army 12B), unless the rules in basic were changed so the “Brown Rounds” could use “physical contact correction” like when I was in, would it change anything? Talking to the young guys in now, it sounds like football practice was harder than basic is today (not to knock those in uniform now). It is an interesting idea, though.

    Comment by dave — April 14, 2005 @ 10:42 pm

  15. Dave-

    I did basic training in 1968, and I saw drill sergeants reduce big, hulking, badass street guys twice their size to wimpering sacks of shit. Those are the kind of sergeants I mean.

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — April 14, 2005 @ 10:49 pm

  16. I’ve face-planted in the keyboard and produced more legible content than your ‘commenters’.

    People used to be ashamed of being ignorant.

    Comment by aelfheld — April 16, 2005 @ 11:29 pm

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