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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.
    And what is it going to cost the taxpayers to house and feed him for 5 years? This is where the ridiculous part comes in. Some of the same people who would deny food and housing assistance to children have no problem giving it to douchebags who wouldn't mind sponging 3 hots and a cot off the rest of us.
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    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    That's petty theft, not a felony.

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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.
    The key word is Pay for a soda and have 100 refills. They are not free if you paid for the initial one. I don't want to see a guy make a bad choice several times , but this guy seemed willing to take the chance and it didn't work out. If he was that thirsty he could have had free water from the cup they gave him or the sink in the restroom. I guess it is only conservatives that still believe in responsibility, integrity, and honesty. I guess conservatives are the only group that is sick of paying more to cover the stolen goods. I would think these values would be held by all political views.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And what is it going to cost the taxpayers to house and feed him for 5 years? This is where the ridiculous part comes in. Some of the same people who would deny food and housing assistance to children have no problem giving it to douchebags who wouldn't mind sponging 3 hots and a cot off the rest of us.
    And as I said what is the cost to us all to cover all the goods that are stolen each year? I don't know of a single person who would deny a child food or shelter. I don't know of a single person who want's to put innocent people in jail, only those who 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 Dirt Racer View Post
    And as I said what is the cost to us all to cover all the goods that are stolen each year? I don't know of a single person who would deny a child food or shelter. I don't know of a single person who want's to put innocent people in jail, only those who break the law.
    You act like laws are always just. When segregation was a law was it full of justice? What about laws before women's suffrage?

    To me, giving someone a felony over soda is about as asinine as segregation or laws that only cater to men.
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    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    I highly doubt he will be convicted of a felony, no matter if he is charged with one or not.

    I'd wager he'll take a plea deal to a lesser degree charge, with some of the other charges being dropped .... which is the purpose of overcharging him with the felony in the first place.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    You act like laws are always just. When segregation was a law was it full of justice? What about laws before women's suffrage?

    To me, giving someone a felony over soda is about as asinine as segregation or laws that only cater to men.
    I don't act like or even suggest laws are always just. In fact I would agree that 5 years would be a stiff penalty for what crime was committed. That said the law is the law, and if folks think it is unjust then they need to act on it and get it changed. Laws like segregation and women's suffrage were certainly not just and have changed with the times. Obviously these changes were good and righted the wrong. But those laws were different in they were not punishing for a crime committed. Theft is a crime that is committed by a person with their own free will. It was his choice to steal, he should pay the penalty for his crime.

    At the end of the day I agree with the others who have said it is doubtful he gets sentenced to 5 years. A plea deal will likely be made and chances are this idiot will be back to his old ways shortly after.

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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
    I don't act like or even suggest laws are always just. In fact I would agree that 5 years would be a stiff penalty for what crime was committed. That said the law is the law, and if folks think it is unjust then they need to act on it and get it changed. Laws like segregation and women's suffrage were certainly not just and have changed with the times. Obviously these changes were good and righted the wrong. But those laws were different in they were not punishing for a crime committed. Theft is a crime that is committed by a person with their own free will. It was his choice to steal, he should pay the penalty for his crime.

    At the end of the day I agree with the others who have said it is doubtful he gets sentenced to 5 years. A plea deal will likely be made and chances are this idiot will be back to his old ways shortly after.
    Do you always show such contempt for the "lost" or does it just appear that way?
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    Re: Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDona

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Do you always show such contempt for the "lost" or does it just appear that way?
    You can see it how you wish. The guy is a habitual criminal. You only get so many second chances, and this guy has had a few already. I don't know about you but I don't care for someone continually sticking their finger in my eye with out striking back.

    How would you feel about having your car stolen by the same guy, only to have him turned loose by the police and he just keeps coming back and doing it over and over?

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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
    You can see it how you wish. The guy is a habitual criminal. You only get so many second chances, and this guy has had a few already. I don't know about you but I don't care for someone continually sticking their finger in my eye with out striking back.

    How would you feel about having your car stolen by the same guy, only to have him turned loose by the police and he just keeps coming back and doing it over and over?
    If he had stolen a car.... it would have been a felony. But he did not. He filled up a water cup with soda.
    Give him some community service and move along.
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