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senate Bill S. 1684

Should Convicted Terrorists Be Ineligible for Early Release from Federal Prison?

Argument in favor

Convicted terrorists have committed serious offenses against the U.S. and global security. They shouldn’t be eligible for early release from federal prison because of the risk that they’ll return to their terror group and go back to posing a threat to public safety.

Leslie's Opinion
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08/03/2019
Need to include domestic terrorists, those that committed mass murder in public places in the US & hate crime perpetrators like white supremacists!
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Gopin2020's Opinion
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08/03/2019
Convicted Nazis at Nuremberg weren’t eligible for early release so why would we let Islamic Nazi terrorist out early, they should never be released from prison but die their from old age or death penalty. #MAGA #AlwaysRember9/11
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Dale's Opinion
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08/03/2019
Why is this even a question. They should never get out!
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Argument opposed

Terrorists are entitled to the same opportunity for early release as any other prisoner. To date, no released terrorist has returned to terrorist activities against the U.S. — so there’s no reason to rule out the possibility of allowing early release for such persons.

jimK's Opinion
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08/03/2019
It’s that time when, with elections on the horizon, incumbent politicians need to pad their resumes with their good sounding but ill-conceived legislation. This is one of those... If a convict’s crime warrants severe restrictions, that should be part of the judicial and sentencing process- not by a political one-size-fits-all ‘solution’ that could never consider the particulars of the crime, the defendants role nor their intent- this proposed legislation effectively calls for cruel and unusual punishment.
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Matt's Opinion
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08/03/2019
Disingenuous gop deflection from our current problems. Idiots and angry kids with easy access to guns have become our greatest security risk. This bill sounds like gop posturing to play tough at the windmills they’re fixated on while our country burns down internally.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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08/03/2019
I wouldn’t vote for anything by Lying Tom Cotton. Legislative fluff to pad a pathetic resume.
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    Need to include domestic terrorists, those that committed mass murder in public places in the US & hate crime perpetrators like white supremacists!
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    It’s that time when, with elections on the horizon, incumbent politicians need to pad their resumes with their good sounding but ill-conceived legislation. This is one of those... If a convict’s crime warrants severe restrictions, that should be part of the judicial and sentencing process- not by a political one-size-fits-all ‘solution’ that could never consider the particulars of the crime, the defendants role nor their intent- this proposed legislation effectively calls for cruel and unusual punishment.
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    Disingenuous gop deflection from our current problems. Idiots and angry kids with easy access to guns have become our greatest security risk. This bill sounds like gop posturing to play tough at the windmills they’re fixated on while our country burns down internally.
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    I wouldn’t vote for anything by Lying Tom Cotton. Legislative fluff to pad a pathetic resume.
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    This tough on crime attitude is fear mongering at its best. Guess what, if we want to ignore the rule of law and human rights, other countries can do this against Americans if they wish. Remember the glass houses parable, the golden rule, etc. Don’t be blinded by fear and rhetoric.
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    Convicted Nazis at Nuremberg weren’t eligible for early release so why would we let Islamic Nazi terrorist out early, they should never be released from prison but die their from old age or death penalty. #MAGA #AlwaysRember9/11
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    Why is this even a question. They should never get out!
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    Why are we paying to keep them in prison? This is what the death penalty is for.
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    Another useless waste of taxpayers money to create more laws to appear like a useless person actually does something for the Country. The root cause of terrorism, is Conservatism and its senseless and harmful oppression.
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    Here’s an idea: how about we let prison officials determine who should be released early and who shouldn’t instead of far-right politicians who are just looking for an excuse to be “tough on crime” and overcrowding our prisons!
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    Remember what they are...Terrorists! Never let terrorists out of prison early!
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    How about domestic terrorists which seem to be the real issue facing the USA. Yet you scaremonger about brown people coming across the southern border and people seeking asylum from countries where in most cases the USA created the situations their fleeing from. The cruelty ignorance and racism of the GOP and it’s backers, shows how fucked up these people have become mentally.
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    I certainly don't want any of these people on the streets anytime soon. No early release and not because of recidivism, but because their crimes and intent are so viscous. Their crimes and convictions are listed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_people_imprisoned_on_charges_of_terrorism
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    If prison is, as we claim, rehabilitative, then any prisoner must be able to show rehabilitation and expect some reward for that. If there is no possibility of improved conditions then why would any prisoner work to make themselves better people? This bill begs for prison populations to run riot.
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    Obviously it depends on the "terror" . If someone convicted of murder doing 30 years can get let out early on good behavior then that right should be included for other offenders, including “terrorists". Be careful on who the government difines as a "terrorist" because, if your like me, I don't wholeheartedly trust the people in power at this present time or at any time before to be honest. Anyone remember the United Fruit Company?
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    Yea Bakerswild, you got one through to me. Hooray! Love your comments!
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    Once a terrorist, always a terrorist.
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    Some crimes warrant lifetime incarceration this is one of them.
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    While I agree with this bill to an extent, it must include domestic terrorists White nationalists Nazis klansman Etc.❗🚔⚖
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    Convicted terrorists should not be considered for early release.
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