Page 4 of 8 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 71

Thread: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDonald's

  1. #31
    Enemy Combatant
    Kandahar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Last Seen
    10-15-13 @ 08:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    20,688

    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I think this is an outrage.

    Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDonald's | ABC News Blogs - Yahoo! News

    Seriously, a felony over one dollar's worth of soda? Where's the justice in this? How can some people spend less than a year in jail for killing people, and then this guy is charged with a felony for $1's worth of soda. This is absolutely ridiculous, and an embarrassment to our legal system.
    I agree. What is even more ridiculous is that I *knew* as soon as I clicked on the thread (before I even read any of the details of the case) that a certain cohort of DP posters would be rushing to support this idiotic charge. And at least one person in this thread has already insinuated that he should be raped.

    You're right, it is an embarrassment to our legal system. And that system only exists because we have so many embarrassments to humanity who vote.
    Are you coming to bed?
    I can't. This is important.
    What?
    Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD

  2. #32
    King of Videos
    dirtpoorchris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    WA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,023

    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    This is ****ing ridiculous. I don't give a crap if he has previous convictions for armed robbery, first degree murder, and child molestation. It's a freaking $1 cup of soda from McDonald's. The kind of thing that LOTS of people do without even thinking about it as theft.



    You wanna foot the bill for his prison cell yourself? Or do you expect the taxpayers to pay to keep this menace to society off the streets so he can't threaten the public anymore by taking $1 cups of soda?
    Jail should be for keeping people from hurting other people. Not for "Toenail for a beheading" (eye for an eye) punishments.
    I'm Finding it Harder to be a Gentleman, White Stripes ~ "You think I care about me and only me. When every girl needs help climbing up a tree."

  3. #33
    Libertarian socialist

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Staffs, England
    Last Seen
    12-13-17 @ 07:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    6,730

    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I think this is an outrage.



    Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDonald's | ABC News Blogs - Yahoo! News

    Seriously, a felony over one dollar's worth of soda? Where's the justice in this? How can some people spend less than a year in jail for killing people, and then this guy is charged with a felony for $1's worth of soda. This is absolutely ridiculous, and an embarrassment to our legal system.
    To be fair I've often been tempted to do this, and now won't. So at least it works.

  4. #34
    Enemy Combatant
    Kandahar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Last Seen
    10-15-13 @ 08:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    20,688

    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Jail should be for keeping people from hurting other people. Not for "Toenail for a beheading" (eye for an eye) punishments.
    Agreed. I don't understand why locking someone in a cage is the default punishment for wrongdoing anyway. If the person's physical presence in society doesn't pose a threat to the public, then I think locking them in a cage is a grotesque violation of human rights (especially in light of all the other abuses that occur in our prison system). IMO, the only people who should be there are violent criminals who people are legitimately afraid of.

    For everyone else, there are other methods of deterrence: House arrests, community service, fines, ankle bracelets, public shaming, halfway homes, etc.

    Stealing a $1 cup of soda barely even qualifies as an arrestable offense. If I was the police officer who got called for that, I'd probably be pissed at the McDonald's employee for even wasting my time. Or if I felt like it, maybe I'd lecture the guy for a bit about paying for his soda, then make him go back and give the cashier a dollar. And that's it.
    Are you coming to bed?
    I can't. This is important.
    What?
    Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD

  5. #35
    King of Videos
    dirtpoorchris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    WA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,023

    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Agreed. I don't understand why locking someone in a cage is the default punishment for wrongdoing anyway. If the person's physical presence in society doesn't pose a threat to the public, then I think locking them in a cage is a grotesque violation of human rights (especially in light of all the other abuses that occur in our prison system). IMO, the only people who should be there are violent criminals who people are legitimately afraid of.

    For everyone else, there are other methods of deterrence: House arrests, community service, fines, ankle bracelets, public shaming, halfway homes, etc.

    Stealing a $1 cup of soda barely even qualifies as an arrestable offense. If I was the police officer who got called for that, I'd probably be pissed at the McDonald's employee for even wasting my time. Or if I felt like it, maybe I'd lecture the guy for a bit about paying for his soda, then make him go back and give the cashier a dollar. And that's it.
    The fact that some of the people on this thread think this is justice is the true injustice. Humanity is ****ed up. All these people walking around thinking they are "do good-ers" yet they are far more foul with their comatose/apathetic sense of justice.

    I hope the people that advocate this arent self declared Christians, or think themselves good people in general (but of course they do). To be this far confused it a travesty.
    Last edited by dirtpoorchris; 04-26-12 at 05:40 PM.
    I'm Finding it Harder to be a Gentleman, White Stripes ~ "You think I care about me and only me. When every girl needs help climbing up a tree."

  6. #36
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Last Seen
    02-13-13 @ 12:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    18,536
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    I hope the people that advocate this arent self declared Christians, or think themselves good people in general (but of course they do). To be this far confused it a travesty.
    I wouldn't go so far as to try and bring religion into the mix. I'm sure there are plenty of religious people who disagree with what is happening to the man, myself included.

    For one, how is it trespassing? People shuffle into McDonald's on a daily basis. Is it only trespassing once you've stolen an item?

  7. #37
    King of Videos
    dirtpoorchris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    WA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,023

    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I wouldn't go so far as to try and bring religion into the mix. I'm sure there are plenty of religious people who disagree with what is happening to the man, myself included.

    For one, how is it trespassing? People shuffle into McDonald's on a daily basis. Is it only trespassing once you've stolen an item?
    I myself can compare to Christians. Modern day forgive once the truth is out type of Christian. But I also included, or people who think they are good for non-religious.

    I included 2 routes. Is a 2 way road not good enough for you? Must you have it only 1 way in your direction?
    I'm Finding it Harder to be a Gentleman, White Stripes ~ "You think I care about me and only me. When every girl needs help climbing up a tree."

  8. #38
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Last Seen
    02-13-13 @ 12:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    18,536
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    I myself can compare to Christians. Modern day forgive once the truth is out type of Christian. But I also included, or people who think they are good for non-religious.

    I included 2 routes. Is a 2 way road not good enough for you? Must you have it only 1 way in your direction?
    I think this is diverging from the original issue. If you want, you can make a seperate thread with that topic, and I'd discuss it there.

  9. #39
    King of Videos
    dirtpoorchris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    WA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,023

    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I think this is diverging from the original issue. If you want, you can make a seperate thread with that topic, and I'd discuss it there.
    No. Anyone who things their good and approves of this is confused. Anyone who claims to be a Christian (as I see it) yet approves of this is confused.
    I'm Finding it Harder to be a Gentleman, White Stripes ~ "You think I care about me and only me. When every girl needs help climbing up a tree."

  10. #40
    Dungeon Master
    anti socialist

    X Factor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Texas Proud
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    44,727

    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    X, while I do not like three strike laws, the fact he was arrested and is being charged with a felony is not the issue I have with any of this. My issue is who the hell calls the cops over a dollar cup from McDonalds.
    Wasn't he also arrested for "disorderly intoxication" and trespassing as well? Normally criminal trespass means someone has been warned to leave but refuses to. My guess is that's the real reason the cops were called in the first place.

Page 4 of 8 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •