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Ah, justice. Served again.
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- For $100.00 and the CEO got 3 years for 3 billion, that is beyond lop sided.Oct 8, 2011
- Remember that we, in America, have mandatory minimum sentences for many crimes. In the name of severely punishing people as a method of crime deterrence, we took away much of the judicial system's flexibility and you now see the result. My guess, IANAL, is that bank robbery is a federal crime with a mandatory minimum sentence regardless of extenuating circumstances. God help us all.Oct 8, 2011
- Of course, it was a re-share from my stream, the original credit goes to.Oct 8, 2011
- She unfollowed me sometime back :( someone else in my streams posted it.Oct 8, 2011
- wow this is messed up...Oct 8, 2011
- i honestly think race has something to do with it... mostly prejudiceOct 8, 2011
- Race is a factor. Class is a factor. Immediacy of the crime is a factor, if these were jury trials (it's easier to recoil in fear from the vision of someone holding up a bank than from that of someone being creative with moving money around in an account book).
What sickens me most about these two examples, though, is that one man stole because he was trying to improve himself but decided he couldn't live with that decision, while the other man stole just because he's a greedy, entitled a-hole. It reminds me of that ethical dilemma, about the man who steals to be able to buy prescription drugs for his sick child... apparently, in ethics courses in college, we actually have ethics, while in the real world, ah, screw it, let the rich white people with the fancy lawyers get what they want and everyone else can go to hell.Oct 8, 2011
- Normally I prefer to leave serious comments. This time, I think it's more effective to just convey the derp that leads to crap like this:
"Think of the jerbs! The jerbs that would be lost if we sent him to prison too long! That homeless guy doesn't make any jerbs for the economy!"Oct 8, 2011