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    I'll be the first to say that we need a stricter judicial system with more mandatory santencing. When i read this story today...the first thing that came to my mind was Brett Myers...the Philidelphia Phillies pitcher who publicly abused his wife recently.

    http://story.scout.com/a.z?s=228&p=2&c=542053

    Anyways...this judgement seems excessive beyond belief. Community service would have been a much better sentence based upon the situation that existed at that time. Not to stick up for the looters or any looters. But this will teach nothing and just create greater division between the have's and the have nots in that area.

    The intent of the law is obvious...I'm just saying who will remember this case when the next major storm hits? A five year suspended sentence with 5 years of community service would have had a greater effect.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/06/29/looters.sentenced.ap/index.html

    So a guy who could have killed his wife with a whack to the temple or if she fell on her head just right can go home. Some poor blacks that wanted some booze to pass their misery away go to jail for 15 years. The public wonders where the hate comes from...uhhh DUHH...take a good look.
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    That because the guy who whacked his wife had the sense enough to do it in Massachusetts! If he had done it in Louisiana, he would be in jail too.
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    That is wrong...way wrong [​IMG]
    Gonna have to report you to the Moderators. [​IMG]:rofl:
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    The fact that they were looting for non survival type stuff and not food
    and medicine is what loses my symphathy toward them.
    I'm surprised, FBN. I've read you're posts. This seems inconsistent with what you usually write.
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    Come on, give FBN a break. He probably broken up because Starr Jones left The View.:singing:
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    You're right...but I mean we're talking about booze...it doesn't make sense. Cops were watching people loot in New Orleans.
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    So, you're saying that because it was booze and not merchandise that these people may have been alcoholics and leniency may be warranted?
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    15 years for stealing booze. Wife beaters get off left and right. white collar criminals go to the Federal Pens for a few years. Drug dealers will get caught about 10-15 times before they do more than a year or two. These people get 15 years....no harm done physically...just seems wrong compared to others who have done way worse.
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    Now I see your point. The sentence is excessive.

    There's the state playing hardball to deter looters from steeling booze.

    Nobody, NOBODY steals our booze!
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    Highly taxable item. :mad:
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    I don't mind making them sweat for a while. You know that this sentence will be reduced by someone later, and the headlines will leave people with the impression that its not ok to loot. If they had left a note saying 'charge us when you're ready to. We are... and we took..." I'd feel different, but at times like that, extraordinary measures need to be taken.

    The Phillies pitcher hasn't been convicted of anything btw. I know he alomst certainly did it, but we have a system for a very good reason.
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    I didn't say he was guilty...I was just refering to what was publicly seen in the street. I'm no legal expert but this guy geting released from jail, by his wife no less right after...leads to alot of head scratching.
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    You have to remember these "poor looters" never had any toys to play with when they were kids and their Uncles molested them, they are also "frustrated" because most of them have no idea who their father is.
    :bricks:

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