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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Yahoo is garbage. That's my opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The Yahoo's headline is blatantly misleading. The mother got 99 years for nearly beating/torturing her kid to death,not because she glued her kids hands to the wall.

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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I'll be a devils advocate here. I understand the personal gut instinct to want to inflict as much punishment as possible, it's natural for us to seek retribution and to fuel or indignation through it. But is society best effected by sending her to prison essentially for life? Is this women likely unreformable? Will she realistically seek to better herself, treatment, etc if she knows that she has no future? We've created a permanent ward of the state and added another life time member of our broken prison system. Obviously this is an easy case to jump on, but gratuitous sentencing with no real discussion over what the purpose is of imprisoning people is something that bothers me.
    I am inclined to agree with the sentiments you're expressing. Idk know about this particular case though. We don't get very much from someone in prison. It's possible that after a decade behind bars she may have had time to reform herself.
    She does need a very, very severe sentence.
    But as it doesn't seem to be a pre-meditated crime I am not sure that she needs to be gone forever.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    However, I find it really unsettling that the punishment guidelines were between probation and life imprisonment. That's simply too much power for a single person to have.
    I think we should err on the side of giving judges too much discretion than not. It's their job. I would rather trust a judge who is there for the details of each particular case to make a decision based on those particulars rather than a state legislature's cookie cutter guidelines. Obviously we need a balance, but since we must err, I'd rather we err on the side of giving judges too much discretion rather than giving them too little.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    I wonder how many months she will actually have to serve and how long after she gets out the child is returned to her.
    30 years before she is eligible for parole.
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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The US is not Norway or some other Eurotrash country that coddles criminals.
    Who the hell said to coddle her? Give her 10 years or 15.. but ****ing 99 years? waste of bloody money.
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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I think we should err on the side of giving judges too much discretion than not. It's their job. I would rather trust a judge who is there for the details of each particular case to make a decision based on those particulars rather than a state legislature's cookie cutter guidelines. Obviously we need a balance, but since we must err, I'd rather we err on the side of giving judges too much discretion rather than giving them too little.
    There were no cookie cutter guidelines in this situation. The choices were no punishment, the ultimate punishment (life in prison) and everything in between.
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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I suspect the mother knew that sticking her child's hands to a wall with super glue is wrong.

    Training doesn't seem to be the issue.
    Even so, it couldn't hurt.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    How does one determine the correct proportion?

    The justice system can do two things: punish and remedy.

    If the aim is to punish the woman according to her crime, the only just action is to super glue her hands to a wall, and beat her until she is in a coma. However, our justice system does not operate this way.

    If the aim is to remedy the situation, then the mother needs to be removed from society until she can no longer have children. With a 99 year prison sentence, she will likely walk out of jail a couple years after menopause.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Sorry but 99 years is a crazy out of proportion punishment for this.

    Yes she should be punished, even with jail time, and have her kids removed from her. But throwing her in jail for the rest of her life? come on...... that is beyond insane.

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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands - Yahoo! News



    For once I agree with a ruling from Texas. What this thing did to her daughter is torturous to the point of attempted murder. People like this should NOT be allowed to have children.
    Unfortunately, we don't know that they're people "like this" until they've already had children, sigh.

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    Re: Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot's hands

    Quote Originally Posted by vauge View Post
    30 years before she is eligible for parole.
    That's enough time, I think.

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