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S03 Episode 08: A Madman’s Vacation

S03 Episode 08: A Madman’s Vacation

Update: 2018-11-08128
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A teenager decides to cooperate.
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Christian Justin

Joshua a rat hope he gets shot

Mar 6th
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Caleb Sowers

if you listen closely when she talks to Josh, you can hear the world's smallest violin playing the world's saddest song, just for him.

Feb 25th
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Spencer Cramer

I'll

Dec 27th
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Stan

Assholery is not a criminal offense but it sure can get u shot, lol!

Dec 21st
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yeazy th

Hey yall

Nov 20th
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TC Lavoie

These are the consequences of being about that life. No excuses about having to join a gang to survive yada yada fuck that there's always another way. Joshua sounds like a career scumbag well on his way to an early grave and I am supposed to have sympathy?

Nov 14th
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Grant Walmer

Don West yah, don't police complain about the "no snitch culture" all the time? isn't that their go to answer when communities of color complain about the police.

Mar 2nd
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Don West

TC Lavoie Maybe, maybe not. But you should be smart enough to understand the implications of future cooperation with the police. Cooperation they so desperately want and need.

Nov 16th
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Nick Kerr

Denise Rini was one of the best judges in the juvenile court. The best results I saw from abuse/neglect cases came from her because she grew up as an orphan so she was able to use herself as an example to the kids that were getting sent to permanent placements away from their parents. She was a great judge. But she was also a Republican in a very Democratic city. So she got elected out just because of her party even though she was objectively one of the most effective judges they has because of her personal experience.

Nov 13th
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sparkle butt

I feel bad. these are kids. wrapped up in a bad lifestyle. the right cards were not handed to them. also this episode reminded me of orange is the new black. but kid style

Nov 12th
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ns520az

Hard to have any sympathy for a guy (Joshua) who's committing armed robberies at age 16, but I think he got shafted by the Feds. Once they shook him down for intel on the gang, they knew he'd be targeted for being a snitch and the least they could have done is have him put in a juvenile facility away from his hometown and his former gang buddies. But hey, waddaya gonna do? 🤷‍♂️

Nov 10th
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ns520az

Nick Kerr I think your argument has merit. I'm on the fence personally with this guy Joshua. I think he got what was coming to him (incarceration) for the crap he was pulling but once he turned state's evidence (i.e. gave the Feds intel on the gang) they knew he'd be getting his butt kicked (or worse) in juvi and should've seen to it that he did his time in a facility where he'd be out of reach of his former fellow gang members. I think he deserved that courtesy.

Nov 14th
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Nick Kerr

ns520az its hard to understand what these guys go through without knowing them or having seen others in the same situation. just like the podcast says, not all kids end up in gangs because they want to be there. Some end up there because they need the protection to simply survive in their neighborhood. I went to college in Cleveland, and I knew kids who had to do that to not get shot arbitrarily.

Nov 12th
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Cosmocide

Those stories from inside juvinile... Fuckin savages. I guess that's why they're in there and the rest of us are out here.

Nov 9th
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Tammy Lankard-Farnham

Cosmocide Ever think "the rest of us" maybe could be part of the reason they are "savages" or at least could help change the circumstances that help create these "savages"? At the very least, have some empathy; without it, you too could become a "savage" too.

Nov 14th
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Cara C

Cosmocide Someday, these kids will be out. Juvenile detention isn't helping, that's for damn sure.

Nov 10th
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S03 Episode 08: A Madman’s Vacation

S03 Episode 08: A Madman’s Vacation

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