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    re: Insight: Florida man sees "cruel" face of U.S. justice [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Dan he hurt no one, 162 yrs he has no prior record and all the ones that participated and snitched went free...errrr something stinks dude seriously. Im no mamby pamby with criminals...but taking all considerations that sentence is horrifically excessive and is a life sentence.
    He had a gun in his hand, and threatened to use it. This makes his crimes quite serious. I agree with you that his sentence is quite excessive, but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it. That's all I'm saying. It is one thing for me to side with the criminal when excessive force is used by the police, but it is quite another to go to bat for a career criminal whose career has been effectively and permanently ended. I won't do that. Are there problems with the system? Hell yes, but there are people who would better represent the injusice we see in the courts than this punk, and I would much rather reserve my anger against wrongful sentencing for someone who deserves this kind of support. Not this low life scum. let him rot. This punk should consider himself lucky that he isn't living during the times of Judge Roy Bean, and if he did, I still wouldn't shed a tear for him.

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    re: Insight: Florida man sees "cruel" face of U.S. justice [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Cue all the people who will swear up and down that 162 years is a reasonable sentence for this crime. Why, I'm sure that they'd be saying exactly the same thing if it were the wealthy white son of some well-known political figure.
    First, this wasn't ONE crime, but a series of them. Second, 20 years ago the message was all over billboards in virtually every state - use a gun - go to jail. Third, he was tried and convicted in federal court, suggesting that at least one of those gun-packing robberies was at a bank or other federal institution.

    And finally, there is a lily white, privileged son and long distance runner who is still serving a life sentence in Texas for getting caught with a teaspoon of pot. So put the racist BS back in your pocket.
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    re: Insight: Florida man sees "cruel" face of U.S. justice [W:53]

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    Re: Insight: Florida man sees "cruel" face of U.S. justice [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    First, this wasn't ONE crime, but a series of them. Second, 20 years ago the message was all over billboards in virtually every state - use a gun - go to jail. Third, he was tried and convicted in federal court, suggesting that at least one of those gun-packing robberies was at a bank or other federal institution.

    And finally, there is a lily white, privileged son and long distance runner who is still serving a life sentence in Texas for getting caught with a teaspoon of pot. So put the racist BS back in your pocket.
    I would like to know the name of this white, privileged son so I can search his case. There's obviously more to the eye here than just what you posted because no one serves a life sentence for a teaspoon of pot in today's day and age.
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    Re: Insight: Florida man sees "cruel" face of U.S. justice [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by Zariak View Post
    I would like to know the name of this white, privileged son so I can search his case. There's obviously more to the eye here than just what you posted because no one serves a life sentence for a teaspoon of pot in today's day and age.
    Funny how it is doubted that a white can get such an idiotic sentence and people actually want the details but the moment some other race gets an idiotic sentence then no one cares about the details...its automatic racism is involved.
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    Re: Insight: Florida man sees "cruel" face of U.S. justice [W:53]

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    Re: Insight: Florida man sees "cruel" face of U.S. justice [W:53]

    The guy was not a first offender. He was a repeat offender, which is why he got the sentence he did.

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    Re: Insight: Florida man sees "cruel" face of U.S. justice [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Funny how it is doubted that a white can get such an idiotic sentence and people actually want the details but the moment some other race gets an idiotic sentence then no one cares about the details...its automatic racism is involved.
    Dude, I've read through this entire thread and a news article about this guy. I feel I know enough about his case. However, when someone tries pulling an example out of nowhere, I would like more details. Make sense?
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    Re: Insight: Florida man sees "cruel" face of U.S. justice [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by Zariak View Post
    I would like to know the name of this white, privileged son so I can search his case. There's obviously more to the eye here than just what you posted because no one serves a life sentence for a teaspoon of pot in today's day and age.
    It was a story that hit all the papers in the early 70s, I saw it in an early running magazine. I still see reference to it in other stories. Hard to find now through all the chaff, but here's some other stories:

    Life for Half an Ounce of Medical Marijuana? - Hit & Run : Reason.com

    Alternet: ‘The Five Worst States to Get Busted With Pot’ | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform
    Ken Burton Story - Hot Pursuit

    life for pot release non violent marijuana prisoners
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    Re: Insight: Florida man sees "cruel" face of U.S. justice [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    It was a story that hit all the papers in the early 70s, I saw it in an early running magazine. I still see reference to it in other stories. Hard to find now through all the chaff, but here's some other stories:

    Life for Half an Ounce of Medical Marijuana? - Hit & Run : Reason.com


    Alternet: ‘The Five Worst States to Get Busted With Pot’ | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform
    Ken Burton Story - Hot Pursuit
    So.. the supposed story about the privileged son is not amongst these. These are irrelevant to the matter at hand, but thanks anyways I learned a lot.
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