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Proposition: Arnold Arnez (Pay Ashley Back Program) vs. Opposition: jessica seigal (Binghamton University)

Judge: Min Seob Lee (Kyunghee University)

Resolution: This house believes that prisons should be abolished

  • Arnold Arnez
    Arnold Arnez
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    jessica seigal
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    Posted at April 13, 2015 11:20:49PM EST by Arnold Arnez

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    Andrea Smith 10 (Andrea, associate professor in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside; Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy; GLOBAL DIALOGUE Volume 12 ● Number 2 ● Summer/Autumn 2010Race and Racisms, http://worlddialogue.org/content.php?...)

    Dylan Rodriguez 10 [an Associate Professor at University of California Riverside, where he began his teaching career in 2001, and has been on the editorial board of the internationally recognized journal Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, and World Order; Book Title (Abolition Now! Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle against the Prison Industrial Complex) Chapter (Warfare and the Terms of Engagement) P.94-95]

    David Gilbert 10 [David Gilbert, a social intellectual on the PIC, has been a Prisoner in NY State since 1981; Book Title (Abolition Now! Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle against the Prison Industrial Complex) Chapter (A system Within the System: The Prison Industrial Complex and Imperialism) P. 38]

    Posted at April 15, 2015 12:57:05AM EST by jessica seigal

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    cite 1:
    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121425/gop-governor-nathan-deal-leading-us-prison-reform
    New Republic
    author: Naomi Shavin

    cite 2:http://www.drugpolicy.org/drug-facts/10-facts-about-marijuana

    Posted at April 16, 2015 01:04:43AM EST by Arnold Arnez

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    *ACLU Marijuana study:
    https://www.aclu.org/news/new-aclu-report-finds-overwhelming-racial-bias-marijuana-arrests?redirect=criminal-law-reform/new-aclu-report-finds-overwhelming-racial-bias-marijuana-arrests

    *In the video it sounds like I said 30.7, the actual number I said was 3.17 times. Sorry for any confusion.

    Posted at April 16, 2015 09:34:26PM EST by jessica seigal

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    cite 1: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/12/rudy-giuliani-darren-wilson-commended_n_6857086.html
    - the huffington post

    Posted at April 17, 2015 11:18:13PM EST by Arnold Arnez

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    Submitted at April 18, 2015 10:49:44AM EST by Min Seob Lee

    Category Arnold Arnez jessica seigal
    Use of evidence: 3 3
    Delivery skill: 3 3
    Coherence of arguments: 3 3.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.3 3.3
    Identification of key points: 3.3 3.2
    Comments: If you have any further questions, please send message to me.

    There are a few things what you could do better.

    1st, speak more slowly. It is right speed can give you chance to provide more good cases. But as long as we are human, we have limitations. Repetition and 'Hmm' were the sign that you were overwhelmed by the speed of your own speech. Calm down a little bit and control your speech.

    2nd, Please find more link between general issue and this specific topic. This topic requires to point out what the inherent characteristics of prison system occur such problems, and how your suggestions can fix the situations better.
    If you have any further questions, please send message to me.

    There are a few things what you could do better.

    1st, please use your time without spare time. You went to right direction. But you, as a debater, you have a burden to bring enough reason and evidence to judges for convincing them. To this, you need to use your time to the utmost level.

    2nd, you need to provide more concrete standards to distinguish convicts. There are various types of prisoners. It is not only the matter between 'drug users' and 'criminals of the hate crime cases'. It means that you also need to think the very, inherent characteristics and purposes of prison system.

    The decision is for the Opposition: jessica seigal

    Reason for Decision:

    In the case of relevance of their case, proposition speaker's racial issue was not properly linked with the very characteristics of prison system. But opposition's case directly pointed out that the just fixing the system can work in the status quo and it was more relevant than proposition's counterparts.

    In the case of direction of debate, proposition provide the massive problem of current prison system. I think it was valid point and opposition's counter plan wasn't explained enough how her example in the status quo can be justified in the principle level. But, as long as proposition speaker said that the racial issue is whole societal problem, unless he provide the mechanism for more equal society between different racials when we abolish prison, he didn't provide better forecast for his proposal. In contrast, opposition speaker's simple explanation about giving punishment to 'hate crime' more was explained clearly. So I could understand her counter model on the principle level at least.

    Because of these reasons, I vote for opposition speaker. I encourage to winning speaker for better performance in the future rounds, and I also encourage to runner-up speaker for better performance in your future debate tournaments. Thank you very much for reading this decision.


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