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June 30th, 2009
04:00 PM ET

We Listen – Your Comments 6/30/09

Editor's Note: American Morning's Tuesday viewers were glad to see Madoff sentenced and none cared how he would fare in jail.

  • Nick:  Why would anyone be worried about bernie after he ripped off so many people,who cares what is life would be like in  prison.  he did not care about the people he ripped off.
  • Drew:  Your interview with Larry Levine on how life in prison will be with Madoff I felt was pretty weak.  Where were some of the harder questions, such as should he stake out the biggest guy in prison and start a fight...or should be become someones bitch in order to get protection.  Larry Levine's insight in the prison was pretty weak.
  • Julio:  I just heard a "Prison Consultant" speaking on what Bernard Madoff should expect in prison. This guy is more of a con than anything else and should probably be returned to prison for his bogus consulting business. Although not impossible it is highly improbable that any harm will come to  Bernard Madoff from other inmates as he will most likely be in protective custody or a form of it. An if the consultant want to argue the point, I too spent time behind bars a combined total of 11 years and 9 months in 3 different states. Shame of this so called Consultant for getting on National Televison and talking as if he were an authority in the matter subject. Are there murderes and rapist in prison? Of course, but I stand on my ground that Mr. Madoff will not be allowed to interact with most of the population. Federal Prison Officials will not just carelessly put Madoff in harms way and it would be ridiculous to think so unless you want attention or are coning people by means of fear.

Do you believe Mr. Madoff should receive special protection in jail because of the nature of his crimes?  Comment here or follow the story.

The pastor supporting guns in church was poorly received, as most felt church was no place for guns.

  • Gary:  God and Guns.  Just shows how some Christians have perverted the teachings of Jesus.  Arent ministers supposed to be Christlike?  I cant even imagine Jesus carrying a gun, concealed or otherwise.  It is totally contrary to what he taught.

How would you feel in a church where everyone was openly carrying guns?  With the recent shootings in churches, is this an appropriate alternative?

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  1. Robert Page

    Madoff should not get any special treatment in jail. He and his wife should be stripped of all their assets forcing them to get jobs like all us poor or middle class.

    July 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm |

    The Seconf Amendment DOES NOT guaranty the right to bear arms. That particular amendment PROHIBITS the FEDERAL Government from disarming the general population. However, as clearly stated in the 10th amendment, the states retain the obligation to regulate fire arms. That being said the onus in this case of a Church holding a Gun-O-Rama falls squarely on community leaders who are obliged to adhere to State laws. If such an event were hosted in MY community I would question the sanity of MY community leaders.

    July 2, 2009 at 7:19 am |

    Madoff should not be in jail. He should be stripped of his assets including those concealed by his wife. Then the two of them ought to be cut loose to try and survive on social security , section 8 housing, Medicare, and food stamps. That way he and his family will receive the maximum exposure to the suffering his immorality caused so many struggling people. In jail he will be lionized by his own ilk.

    July 2, 2009 at 7:01 am |
  4. Milcah Lee

    Everyday I turn on the TV just wanting to hear more about MJ. I just cannot get enough. Please stop speculating and focus on the positive, PLEASE LET MJ LEAVE IN PEACE. NO ONE SHOULD BE JUDGING ANYONE. MJ was a Mega Super Star but was not a perfect human being, just like we all.. YET he created a music history like no one can ever be again! Please be more human when reporting on him. Listen to MJ, see all his works, you will see a sincere soul that wanted to give, to love, to share and with all his heart. Just listen to him and you will be touched too. Remember with fame and wealth MJ was a target and still a target, how sad, so sad. To those who targeted MJ and targeting MJ, let your conscience shine upon you and your compassion melt you.

    I love you Michael Jackson. I pray that you leave in peace, do leave in peace. God has a very speacial place for you to go and He will take good care of your children.

    July 1, 2009 at 3:33 pm |
  5. vicky

    for this time of sadness for the Jackson family i wantrd to let them no that he would not be missed by me because he would always be alive to me. I love micheal his music was pieceful to me and always made me smile.God Bless the Jackson Family. Wish that i could come to La to the public viewing. I wanted to let the Jackson family to take care. Micheal rest in piece

    July 1, 2009 at 8:29 am |
  6. vicky

    i love micheal rest in piece

    July 1, 2009 at 7:40 am |
  7. vicky

    lso Mickeal will not be misswd by me because he will always be alive to me and i wish i could be there for his public viewing. God Bless all of you and take care

    July 1, 2009 at 7:30 am |

    Check out the PONZI SCHEME video featuring Bernie Madoff dancing into 150 years of prison.

    July 1, 2009 at 2:08 am |
  9. Chris S.

    "Do you believe Mr. Madoff should receive special protection in jail because of the nature of his crimes?"

    Is the protection of a persons basic rights really all that special? His official punishment is time in prison, not scrutiny by prisoners; assault and rape, etc. No prisoner should be subjected to the latter. To suggest that any prisoner should be victimized by any form of justice other than our own justice system is not only unethical, but shows a complete lack of confidence and respect for the law, and the decisions of judges and juries everywhere.

    June 30, 2009 at 5:57 pm |
  10. John Clarke

    Levine knows what he's talking about as I have first hand experience from people that have used him. It's my understanding, that the Network called him, not the other way around. And you can hardly judge his experience and knowledge based on a five minute interview. Keep in mind, that while most people are full of opinions and have good intentions, he's made something of himself after getting out, instead of just slamming others.

    June 30, 2009 at 4:37 pm |