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Postby aaronetc » Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:26 pm

comte buffon wrote:Would it serve as a deterrent? That is, if people knew they would be publicly ostracized, would some think twice before committing certain crimes?

Of course not. By definition, the people who've committed the "certain crimes" in question have already been arrested, publicly convicted and incarcerated* as a result of their actions. They knew that was a possibility ahead of time and were not deterred. Why on earth would being ostracized be worse? Unless by "ostracized" you mean "murdered by a vigilante mob."

* I'm assuming that anyone who's gotten themselves onto the list that these plates would go to has almost certainly done some time -- at least a week in county or something -- but I recognize that might not always be the case.
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Postby Madsci » Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:36 pm

Blunt, I think you made this up. Link please.
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Postby TheBookPolice » Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:40 pm

Madsci wrote:Blunt, I think you made this up. Link please.

No, he really didn't.
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Postby Madsci » Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:24 pm

My bad. Oh those silly repubs.
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Postby Marvell » Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:26 pm

aaronetc wrote: Unless by "ostracized" you mean "murdered by a vigilante mob."


Didn't you ever see M?

It's a classic. You'll never think of DÃŒsseldorf the same way again, man...
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Postby Mike S. » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:41 am

Given how many folks here have a notion of a use for a lost green license plate... I wonder what the legal status of "lost" license plates is. I mean, if a license plate were to somehow work its way loose and flip off as somebody went over a bump on the road (that's my story and I'm sticking to it, Your Honor), could you legally pick it up off the street and put it up for auction on Ebay? Wisconsin may have found a whole new sister phenomenon to numismatics and philately...
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