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  • I believe the sentence was fair

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  • I believe the sentence was too harsh

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  • I think he should have gotten 10yrs, but no more

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Thread: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    Maybe a little harsh but he did his level best to piss off the judge and all others involved so he kind of dug his own grave. That being said I think corruption from politicians should be punished more harshly than civilian equivalents because they are in a position of public trust and their actions have a very long chain of consequences for all of us. The punishment leniency scale should reflect something like this: petty crimes and misdemeanors < Minor felonies < white collar crimes < Political crimes < Violent felonies.
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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I laugh because it isn't all that difficult to dream up the things he did.
    There's no way he could have peddled all those plans by himself.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There's no way he could have peddled all those plans by himself.
    yea, and rod is such a stand up guy he would not have rolled over on his cohort if he thought it would have helped him
    stupid, stupid conspiracy theory
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    I believe the sentence was too harsh
    I believe he has been humiliated enough, no need for jail, just fine him
    Our entire criminal justice system is barbaric. We shouldn't be locking people in cages in the first place, unless their physical presence in society actually poses a danger to other people. That does not seem to be the case for Rod Blagojevich.
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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    'It's not fair!"

    STFU Rod and get yo fancy ass in the showers.
    Get it everyone? Rape! Pretty funny.
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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    There is no option for "too lenient".

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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There's no way he could have peddled all those plans by himself.
    Why? Because they were so complicated?

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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    He got one yr less than what the prosecution(15-20) asked for. Some think it's not fair that he gets more time in jail than criminals who are a physical danger to society. What do you think?


    Blagojevich gets 14 years in prison for corruption - BusinessWeek
    He should have gotten a harsher sentence, if you ask me.

    He's a political official who abused his authority. The people entrusted him to legal authority and political power over them in the trust that they would use it in their best interests. Rather, he attempted to use his legal authority and political power over others to benefit himself monetarily. He broke the trust the people placed into him to use the power they gave him to benefit his own self-interest.

    That's an incredible wrong. And politicians who do that can cause pain to too many people when they abuse the powers entrusted to them.

    He should've gotten 20 years, if you ask me.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    There's no dollar value for life, so yes. He should have been fined.

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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    He didn't do it all by himself. He had help and it's just a shame that he's taking the fall for the rest of them.

    This clown didn't dream all this up on his own.
    Then the prosecutors should do their job and go after them too.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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