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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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  • I believe he has been humiliated enough, no need for jail, just fine him

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Thread: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

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    Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    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?

    The Rod Blagojevich who once challenged a prosecutor to face him like a man, the glad-handing politician who took to celebrity TV shows to profess his innocence, was nowhere to be found Wednesday as he was sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption.
    Frowning and pulling nervously at his tie, the disgraced former governor seemed like another person as he stepped up to address the sentencing judge. His bluster, once as conspicuous as his famously lavish head of dark hair, wiped out since his June convictions on charges that included attempting to sell President Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat.
    In a low voice, the two-term Democrat apologized again and again, telling Judge James Zagel he had made "terrible mistakes."
    Blagojevich gets 14 years in prison for corruption - BusinessWeek

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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    If you do the crime, you better be ready to do the time.
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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    he did it to himself
    abused his office
    made a spectacle of the trial
    disrespected the court
    showed no contrition
    appropriate sentence
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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    'It's not fair!"

    STFU Rod and get yo fancy ass in the showers.

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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    He most certainly deserved what he got...hes a GOVERNOR, in charge of an entire state...there is no doubt the dirty deals he was involved and the dept of his abuse of power and position.

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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    He would have gotten a lighter sentence for molesting a child.

    Given the criminal history of Illinois governors, that may have been a factor in this sentence.
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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    He most certainly deserved what he got...hes a GOVERNOR, in charge of an entire state...there is no doubt the dirty deals he was involved and the dept of his abuse of power and position.
    Ironically, when cops break the law, they are given a break for their service.
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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    He would have gotten a lighter sentence for molesting a child.

    Given the criminal history of Illinois governors, that may have been a factor in this sentence.
    that appears to speak more to the too light punishment assigned to child molesters
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    Re: Was Blagojevich's sentence too harsh?

    This is crap. I was looking forward to him on Fox.

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