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"put them on TV and cut off a thumb"

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by deterrent, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. deterrent

    deterrent 12oz Veteran Member

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    "put them on TV and cut off a thumb"

    Discussion started by deterrent - Nov 4, 2005

    The article

    Same article, another source

    Mayor: Sever Thumbs of Graffiti Artists


    Thursday November 3, 2005 8:31 PM

    RENO, Nev. (AP) - Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has
    suggested that those who deface freeways with graffiti
    should have their thumbs cut off on television.

    Goodman, appearing Wednesday on the ``Nevada
    Newsmakers'' television show, said, ``In the old days in
    France, they had beheading of people who commit
    heinous crimes.

    ``You know, we have a beautiful highway landscaping
    redevelopment in our downtown. We have desert tortoises
    and beautiful paintings of flora and fauna. These punks
    come along and deface it.

    ``I'm saying maybe you put them on TV and cut off a
    thumb,'' the mayor added. ``That may be the right
    thing to do.''

    Goodman also suggested that whippings or canings
    should be brought back for children who get into trouble.

    ``I also believe in a little bit of corporal punishment going
    back to the days of yore, where examples have to be
    shown,'' Goodman said.

    ``I'm dead serious,'' said Goodman, adding, ``Some of
    these (children) don't learn. You have got to teach them
    a lesson, and this is coming from a criminal defense lawyer.''

    ``They would get a trial first,'' he added.

    Another panelist on the show, Howard Rosenberg, a state
    university system regent, responded by saying that cutting
    off the thumbs of taggers won't solve the problem and
    Goodman should ``use his head for something other than
    a hat rack.''
     
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  2. MAGS156

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    MAGS156 - Replied Nov 4, 2005

    Mayor: Sever Thumbs of Graffiti Artists

    Thursday November 3, 2005 8:31 PM


    RENO, Nev. (AP) - Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has suggested that those who deface freeways with graffiti should have their thumbs cut off on television.

    Goodman, appearing Wednesday on the ``Nevada Newsmakers'' television show, said, ``In the old days in France, they had beheading of people who commit heinous crimes.

    ``You know, we have a beautiful highway landscaping redevelopment in our downtown. We have desert tortoises and beautiful paintings of flora and fauna. These punks come along and deface it.

    ``I'm saying maybe you put them on TV and cut off a thumb,'' the mayor added. ``That may be the right thing to do.''

    Goodman also suggested that whippings or canings should be brought back for children who get into trouble.

    ``I also believe in a little bit of corporal punishment going back to the days of yore, where examples have to be shown,'' Goodman said.

    ``I'm dead serious,'' said Goodman, adding, ``Some of these (children) don't learn. You have got to teach them a lesson, and this is coming from a criminal defense lawyer.''

    ``They would get a trial first,'' he added.

    Another panelist on the show, Howard Rosenberg, a state university system regent, responded by saying that cutting off the thumbs of taggers won't solve the problem and Goodman should ``use his head for something other than a hat rack.''
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/stor...5390726,00.html
     
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  3. adderall

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    adderall - Replied Nov 4, 2005

    the best part is when the guy says 'use your head for something besides a hat rack' hahah
     
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  4. BlueStreaks

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    BlueStreaks - Replied Nov 4, 2005

    I think this guy should have his fingers cut off everytime he makes another stupid comment/suggestion as he did with this...
     
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  5. westy

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    westy - Replied Nov 5, 2005

    That'll never happen. Also, that hat-rack comment is indeed hilarity.
     
  6. screaming hand logo

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    screaming hand logo - Replied Nov 6, 2005

    maybe cutting off my index finger would be more reasonable
     
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    Satans Little Helper - Replied Nov 6, 2005

    Wonder what that mayor would think of cutting off the tongues of corrupt politicians. We have a judicial system for a reason. Then again as a parolee with some years inside, I mighta given up a finger in exchange of a long sentence never a thumb though.
     
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  8. warelonian

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    warelonian - Replied Nov 7, 2005

    i thought oscar goodman was an OK guy with all his boozing and everything, but when he came out with this bullshit, he totally killed it.
     
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    midas_ups - Replied Nov 9, 2005

    thats awesome, but remeber what koch said on style wars

    'thats the best thing i could have seen, it meens im definately getting to them'
     
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    DEE38 - Replied Nov 9, 2005

    being from las vegas i think we have one fucking great mayor. that bitch is raw, i like it.

    i like the cutting his tongue idea too. but how is he going to down all the booze?
     
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    !@#$% - Replied Nov 9, 2005

    there are three fucking threads on this douchebag statement
     
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    ASER1NE - Replied Nov 9, 2005

    One day a 'graffiti writer' is gonna do something real stupid to someone real important, and then this shit wont seem to far off ...
     
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    ANAL - Replied Nov 10, 2005

    That piece says it all
     
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    HATEBREEDER - Replied Nov 12, 2005

    "they would get a trial "

    really dumbass? I figured a cop would catch a kid tagging,
    saw off his finger on the spot, and call up the news to
    tape him.


    you fucking fucking stupid man.
     
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