Rep. Tony Cornish crime bill: a noose and gallows

Categories: Crime, Politics

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Sally Jo Sorensen
A crime bill everyone can get behind?
Republican State Representative Tony Cornish unveiled his crime bill to DFL colleagues yesterday.

The "bill," revealed in an email to "All DFL representatives," features a photo of two nooses and a gallows -- and that's all. Cornish's Facebook reveals more information.

The gallows is apparently from Arizona, and the photo was apparently taken and uploaded to Facebook earlier this year. Under the photo, Cornish writes: "Only Sure Cure for Repeat Offenders."

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Representative Tony Cornish is tough on crime
Pam Wingert Hallberg, a Facebook friend of Cornish's, challenged the state legislator.

"DUI repeats? Text driving repeats?" Hallberg asked.

Cornish did not respond to Hallberg's questions.

We put in a call to Cornish requesting comment about the email. We'll let you know what he has to say about the photo.

Cornish is the former police chief of Lake Crystal.

Hat tip to Bluestem Prairie blogger Sally Jo Sorensen.


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26 comments
Oakleys
Oakleys

YXJYXQHAPPY I like it very much!

LaQuanda
LaQuanda

STOP THE INSANITY!!!!

WE MUST ORGANIZE AGAINST THIS RACIST PROPAGANDA!!!

The police and the courts of America are all racist and they have convicted hundreds, if not thousands of innocent black men of crimes that they did not commit!!  The white police have been able, LEGALLY, to pull over a black man in a car, JUST BECAUSE HE IS BLACK.  Then, if they find a little bit of dope on him (OH YEAH ONLY BLACK PEOPLE SMOKE DOPE...WHITE PEOPLE NEVER DO!!!!), he gets slammed across the police car and gets arrested.  Then, when he goes to trial, the RACIST WHITE jurors pronounce him guilty and then the RACIST WHITE JUDGE sentences him to life in prison.  This is fucked up.  WE NEED TO STOP THIS EVIL THAT IS HAPPENING!!  WE NEED TO ORGANIZE AND STOP THIS SHIT!!!  THE WHITE MAN IS STILL BRINGING US DOWN!!  SLAVERY MAY BE OVER, BUT WE ARE STILL SLAVES TO THE WHITE MAN!!  WE NEED TO ORGANIZE AND LET OBAMA KNOW THAT WE STILL NEED HIS HELP FOR EQUALITY IN AMERICA!!! 

Pol
Pol

Apparently there are more people in the U.S. prison system than there ever were in Stalin's gulags.  I think it might be time to scale back on our "justice" system, especially for drug offenses.

scott sheeley
scott sheeley

This is how the Germans started rounding up the Jews. We have given law enforcement and our courts to much power. Instead of arming our local police with the latest in military hardware and allowing them to use excessive force. We should stop buying into the scare tactics used by the Government.

Just watch tv and everyday you'll see police beating on American Citizens.

Enough is Enough

Jailing Americans should not be a growth industry, where cities are fighting for the right to build the next prison.

Iamshpubba
Iamshpubba

I know a former Sheriff in southern Minnesota who thinks Cornish is a complete arseclown, and he's far from alone in that opinion in the law enforcement community.

OZ
OZ

Interesting.  The party which labels any intervention in business cries about "totalitarianism" yet makes jokes (or serious suggestions?) about the states ability to enforce absolute authority over life and death.

It's alright though, most people in prison are poor!

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Well, haven't we proven that the current penal system doesn't work to deter the repeat criminal?

24 months in Minnesota's version of Club Med just doesn't work.I say we force inmates in Minnesota's penitentiaries to do some sort of labor.Our counties have similar programs to which I speak, they are call Sentence to Serve (STS).Problem is they are voluntary.STS is a way to work off ones debt to society in which they reduce the time one has to serve.

Jason
Jason

Bitch, you need to lay off the crack cocaine....instead of bitching on here, why don't you take advantage of the United Negro College Fund and get an education.  Then get a job.  And then Shut the Fuck Up.  But we all know that will never happen.

E K
E K

In 1952 about 1.5% of the population of the USSR was in a gulag.  In 2002 about 0.7% of the US population was incarcerated.  That's less than half.

Jason
Jason

Hey, dumbfuck.....once a criminal has their due process and have had the right to a Jury trial and are then convicted of their crimes.....THEY NO LONGER HAVE RIGHTS.  

scott sheeley
scott sheeley

On the right track Kirk but how about some rehabilitation in there. Ever tried finding work with a criminal record? STS came about not because it works but due to overcrowding. How about helping them, even if you only save a few. At least you will be able to slow the revolving door our prisons have become. Just because someone commits a crime, we as a society cannot give up on them. If your brother became addicted to meth and landed in prison, wouldn't you like to see him get help?

Sam I am.
Sam I am.

Minnesota will never have the death penalty because the Liberals would call it "racist".

Womanphoenix
Womanphoenix

Kirk, does your employer subsidize your CP commenting? It seems that every time a City Pages story that doesn't reflect well on your Republican brethren posts, you are there to make the first comment, often within minutes of the story's publication.

Research
Research

The few times I've visited FL it's common to see prisoners, not county jail but prison, filling potholes and doing some minor constrution to the roads.  Some might say that's taking jobs away but with the tax money saved that allows for the hire in the more advanced construction.  It also allows some experience for when the prisoner's released. 

Jason
Jason

The cause of black crime is white liberals who endorse it.

Sam I am.
Sam I am.

Speaking of race and crime.

4% of the population in Minnesota are black males.

45% of the prison (not county jail) population are black males.

To you Liberals:  can you explain this to me?

Oh wait....you don't have to.  I already know what you'll say.

"The reason for the high ratio of black men in prison has to do with the greedy white Republicans who make their money trading stocks on Wall Street. Every single white man or woman who earned their wealth on Wall Street are all direct descendants of the Slave owners in the South.  With their extreme greed of legally earning money off of the stock market, the black man has to suffer due their greed.  This forces black men to join gangs, sell drugs, rape, murder, and mug innocent people.  The black criminal is not the perpetrator, but rather the victim.  After they commit their crimes they are forced to stand in front of racist juries and judges.  Even though the DNA and witness evidences place them at the crime scene, and leaves no doubt that they committed the crime, we can only  blame white Wall Street investors because we know very well that they plant fake evidence and pay off the police and juries and judges because we know that the ultimate goal of all white Wall Street investors in to send every black man to prison on crimes that they did not commit.  It is time that we throw all white Wall Street Investors to prison for their despicable crimes of trying to legally attain wealth without having to join gangs or selling drugs, or robbing people.  We are the Democratic Party.  We WILL redistribute the Wealth with any means possible.  Even if it means raping your white wife and stealing her cell phone and purse."

zerofor
zerofor

 It's probably his actual job.

Mark Gisleson
Mark Gisleson

Yep, because when I'm looking to hire someone, nothing's more impressive than seeing they know which end of a shovel to hold onto.

As for the Club Med comment, someone's obviously never been to the state prison in Stillwater. Club Med? Really? Really?

Sam. I. Am.
Sam. I. Am.

David and Michelle obviously need a lesson in reality.  I hope both David and Michelle have their cunts raped and their purse stolen by a black man.  They won't be Liberal anymore.... 

Jason
Jason

I have a feeling that Michelle is a single mother who is forced to vote Democrat so she can continue to live her lifestyle of shitting out kid after kid, but not having the money to support them.  So she bashes the very Republican white man whose tax dollars supports her welfare lifestyle.  Bitches like her need to subjected to female circumcision.   

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

 It's so cute how he isn't smart enough to understand David's comments.  You can tell just by reading stupid sam's comments that he never went to college and got lots of C's in high school. C is for cookie but that isn't good enough to discuss things with smart adults sam the sewer trash.    I would suggest you google the terms correlation and causation but learning things are hard aren't they sam?   P.S. You did mean to offend with your stupid racist statements.  Racists are offensive.  If you didn't want to offend then you are even dumber than you sound. 

Sam I am.
Sam I am.

To Michelle and David:  I don't mean to offend you, but statistics cannot be argued.  Politics can.  However, can you explain to me why cities in America, which have the highest crime rates (i.e. Detroit, St. Louis, Baltimore, Washington D.C, Philadelphia, Oakland, CA, etc.) not only have large black populations but also historically have had Liberal Mayors?  Is this just by chance?  I. Don't. Think. So.  Before you tell someone to "shut up", why don't you Google up crime statistics by race in the U.S.  Then after you see the facts....why don't YOU shut the fuck up. 

David Foureyes
David Foureyes

Hey everyone, did you hear? Correlation and causation are now the same thing!

Shut up.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Please go back to your white sumpremiscist blog or whatever you do cause no one smart or sane wants to hear racist nonsense from a worthless scumbag like you.   Everyone with a brain knows there is a much stronger correlation between poverty, youth and crime than skin color but what do you care?  Your scumbag loser grandparents taught your loser  sewer trash parents how to be racist and now they have taught you.   I can tell you aren't very smart since you only type insults and straw man arguements in your comments.  You have a low IQ because you aren't deep, interesting, or funny instead you are merely loser trash who thinks having white skin gives you magic powers.  I hope all the progressives, moderates and non racist Republicans read the comments of people like sam I am and kirk the conservative idiot and realize what the Republican Party has become.   Republicans are a party of almost exclusively racist and bigoted people.   Throw the bums out and let's fix this country and our state. 

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