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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    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.
    In any case, none of that **** merits a felony charge REGARDLESS of prior convictions. At most, it merits a night in the drunk tank and a small fine.
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    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    In any case, none of that **** merits a felony charge REGARDLESS of prior convictions. At most, it merits a night in the drunk tank and a small fine.
    That's your opinion. I don't share it. Whose fault is it the guy's looking at felony charges? I don't fault the law, I fault the guy. Imagine that. Lol.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    That's your opinion. I don't share it.
    Well, you're wrong and I'm right.

    Whose fault is it the guy's looking at felony charges? I don't fault the law, I fault the guy. Imagine that. Lol.
    I'll go ahead and blame the law since it is the taxpayers who are going to have to foot the bill to pay for his incarceration, for basically no reason. This guy's sentence had better deter a whole hell of a lot of people from stealing a $1 soda in order to justify the cost.
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    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Well, you're wrong and I'm right.



    I'll go ahead and blame the law since it is the taxpayers who are going to have to foot the bill to pay for his incarceration, for basically no reason. This guy's sentence had better deter a whole hell of a lot of people from stealing a $1 soda in order to justify the cost.
    Dude knows what his criminal record is, his actions are the reason he's being charged. I'm pretty sure I'm not wrong about that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    5 years may seem like a lot but this guy is a repeat offender for theft. His actions cause the rest of us to pay higher prices for everything they steal. Chances are everytime he had been charged in the past was as simple as a slap on the wrist. Looks like this time they are getting serious and making an example out of him. Seems to me he deserves what he is getting.
    Are you serious? It costs about $50K to incarcerate someone for a year, never mind the cost to go through the court system. You could fine him, garnish his wages or community service. Put him in prison for a few years an he becomes a hardened criminal, not a petty PITA.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Dude knows what his criminal record is, his actions are the reason he's being charged. I'm pretty sure I'm not wrong about that.
    It's completely unreasonable to expect ex-convicts to suddenly behave perfectly when they get out. And by "perfectly," I mean exactly that. I'm not talking about expecting them to avoid major infractions of the law in the future, like we would expect of anyone else...I'm talking about holding them to a ridiculously high moral standard that you don't hold anyone ELSE to.

    Ask yourself this: If YOU took a $1 cup of soda from McDonald's without paying for it, or committed some equivalent crime, do you think that YOU should go to prison? And don't lie and say that you never have, and never would, do such a thing. You're a human being, and therefore you probably break the law in similarly minor ways nearly every day without even thinking about it.

    So if you expect ex-convicts to behave literally perfectly for the rest of their lives, and want to send them back to prison if they don't, then what's the point of letting them out of prison in the first place? No human being can possibly meet that standard.
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    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It's completely unreasonable to expect ex-convicts to suddenly behave perfectly when they get out. And by "perfectly," I mean exactly that. I'm not talking about expecting them to avoid major infractions of the law in the future, like we would expect of anyone else...I'm talking about holding them to a ridiculously high moral standard that you don't hold anyone ELSE to.

    Ask yourself this: If YOU took a $1 cup of soda from McDonald's without paying for it, or committed some equivalent crime, do you think that YOU should go to prison? And don't lie and say that you never have, and never would, do such a thing. You're a human being, and therefore you probably break the law in similarly minor ways nearly every day without even thinking about it.

    So if you expect ex-convicts to behave literally perfectly for the rest of their lives, and want to send them back to prison if they don't, then what's the point of letting them out of prison in the first place? No human being can possibly meet that standard.
    The BIG, obvious difference is that I don't have any prior convictions for theft (or any criminal record, at all). His prior record is part of this charge. In a sense, I do expect ex cons to adhere to a higher standard because they've been given the chance to learn from their prior experiences - probably numerous times before. At some point, there has got to be greater consequences for those who continually break the law.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hikertrash View Post
    Are you serious? It costs about $50K to incarcerate someone for a year, never mind the cost to go through the court system. You could fine him, garnish his wages or community service. Put him in prison for a few years an he becomes a hardened criminal, not a petty PITA.
    Very serious. Him and others like him cause the prices of everything we ALL consume to go up. The more they steal the higher the prices go. He has been in trouble for this before and I can't even imagine how many times he got away with it. We all end up paying for this guy and people just like him.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    Very serious. Him and others like him cause the prices of everything we ALL consume to go up. The more they steal the higher the prices go. He has been in trouble for this before and I can't even imagine how many times he got away with it. We all end up paying for this guy and people just like him.
    You can walk into McDonalds, pay for a soda and have 100 free refills. It's outrageous to have taxpayers pay $250K to incarcerate the dude to prove a point. It seems "conservatives" are into old testament, hellfire and brimstone punishment at any cost rather than rehabilitation. Taking every petty thief off the street and putting them in prison is pointless. Have them preform community service in a meaningful way can only help and save taxpayer money at the same time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hikertrash View Post
    You can walk into McDonalds, pay for a soda and have 100 free refills. It's outrageous to have taxpayers pay $250K to incarcerate the dude to prove a point. It seems "conservatives" are into old testament, hellfire and brimstone punishment at any cost rather than rehabilitation. Taking every petty thief off the street and putting them in prison is pointless. Have them preform community service in a meaningful way can only help and save taxpayer money at the same time.
    At what point does the person bear the responsibility of rehabilitating themselves?

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