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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 04:54 PM
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60. this is fucking absurd!
I'm not a huge legalization advocate, infact, I downright hate marijuana, but you cannot possibly impose a 55 year sentence on a man who sold a few bags of pot! If I were him, I'd just keep appealing, and I'd do my best to find the best lawyer I could.
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  -22 year old man recieves 55 year prison sentence for selling pot. praxiz  Jan-11-06 08:17 AM   #0 
  - If only he had some dirt on Congress...  countmyvote4real   Jan-11-06 08:20 AM   #1 
  - Rush gets no time for 'trafficing" docs for oxy. Racism is alive and well  cantstandbush   Jan-11-06 09:18 AM   #15 
     - Did the police just give up on the Limbaugh case?  DemBones DemBones   Jan-11-06 10:31 AM   #37 
     - Limbaugh was a user, not a seller.  sirjohn   Jan-11-06 10:37 AM   #39 
        - if he was a pothead,  uncle ray   Jan-11-06 11:28 AM   #44 
           - If he were a pothead, he'd be a Libertarian not a Repug. n/t  sirjohn   Jan-11-06 12:05 PM   #49 
  - Measure damage to society he did to Congress and lobbyists' damage  havocmom   Jan-11-06 08:21 AM   #2 
  - Equal Justice under the law? Ken Lay didn't sell pot I guess.  niallmac   Jan-11-06 08:25 AM   #3 
  - This is so horrible! It's like torture. You simply CAN'T BELIEVE that  Peace Patriot   Jan-11-06 08:25 AM   #4 
  - Torture has become as American as apple pie. Welcome to Bush's America!  Julius Civitatus   Jan-11-06 09:47 AM   #25 
  - Man, if he had raped a 6 year old..  Pavulon   Jan-11-06 08:26 AM   #5 
  - Ridiculous  Christa   Jan-11-06 08:27 AM   #6 
  - Six months??? It was sixty DAYS  LostinVA   Jan-11-06 10:15 AM   #29 
  - he shouldn`t have had a gun  madrchsod   Jan-11-06 08:28 AM   #7 
  - I wonder if Abromoff and Delay ever carry a gun?  Toots   Jan-11-06 08:40 AM   #9 
  - He'll probably get out on parole before the age of 77.  RebelOne   Jan-11-06 08:37 AM   #8 
  - Yes, but that decision is up to a parole board, not a judge or jury. NT  praxiz   Jan-11-06 08:43 AM   #10 
  - He will have to serve quite a few years before eligiblity. n/t  dogfacedboy   Jan-11-06 09:28 AM   #18 
  - There is no such thing as "parole" in the federal system  2DleftofU   Jan-11-06 09:33 AM   #19 
     - correct and he also has to serve 85% of his minimum  pschoeb   Jan-11-06 10:18 AM   #33 
  - nope,The 55 is a mandatory minimum, 63 is his maximum  pschoeb   Jan-11-06 09:37 AM   #20 
  - No parole in the federal system.  High Plains   Jan-11-06 11:56 AM   #47 
  - A good example of justice,  Benhurst   Jan-11-06 08:59 AM   #11 
  - Several hundred dollars worth isn't even really that much, dealer-wise  noonwitch   Jan-11-06 09:13 AM   #12 
  - Use of a weapon enhances a sentence  2DleftofU   Jan-11-06 09:43 AM   #24 
     - That's some enhancement, doncha think? 55 years!?  High Plains   Jan-11-06 04:40 PM   #59 
  - well...  blackspade   Jan-11-06 09:15 AM   #13 
  - guess the judges watched  Blue_Tires   Jan-11-06 09:16 AM   #14 
  - He was supporting TERRORISM!  Ezlivin   Jan-11-06 09:22 AM   #16 
  - The pistols are what got him  Loonman   Jan-11-06 09:23 AM   #17 
  - Even the coppers know this. But if the burglar become to slick  0007   Jan-11-06 10:28 AM   #35 
  - Tin foil hat bullshit  Loonman   Jan-11-06 10:31 AM   #36 
     - Writing a bad check is a crime, right? If one writes bad check  0007   Jan-11-06 10:52 AM   #43 
        - You're being a little picky don't you think?  rinsd   Jan-11-06 02:37 PM   #53 
           - I think the law that sent this guy up for 55 years is a hell of more  0007   Jan-11-06 03:20 PM   #55 
  - Agreed.....  rinsd   Jan-11-06 02:34 PM   #51 
  - "which was required by federal statutes,"---the tough on crime gang!  rodeodance   Jan-11-06 09:38 AM   #21 
  - these laws came from Congress.  rodeodance   Jan-11-06 09:41 AM   #22 
  - Congress passed a law for NSA--but JR breaks it--hypocrasy  rodeodance   Jan-11-06 09:42 AM   #23 
  - 30 years for the guns  sandnsea   Jan-11-06 10:03 AM   #26 
  - Actually 55 is for the guns, because he had guns at his house,  pschoeb   Jan-11-06 10:11 AM   #28 
  - And the nicotine murderers go on making billions.  Gregorian   Jan-11-06 10:07 AM   #27 
  - The whack-whack-whack sound you're hearing  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jan-11-06 10:16 AM   #30 
  - Kenny Lay get's 30 years for billions, this poor soul  strizi64   Jan-11-06 10:16 AM   #31 
  - Ken Lay was convicted?? Where have I been?  niallmac   Jan-11-06 09:46 PM   #62 
  - The drug laws in this country  fujiyama   Jan-11-06 10:16 AM   #32 
  - Couldn't the judge have suspended the sentence, (or part of it?)  LeighAnn   Jan-11-06 10:27 AM   #34 
  - No, suspended sentences are not usually allowed on mandatory minimum  pschoeb   Jan-11-06 10:38 AM   #41 
  - And Yet How Many Years is Abramoff Getting?  stepnw1f   Jan-11-06 10:33 AM   #38 
  - Murderers often get off with less than 55 years. nt  DemBones DemBones   Jan-11-06 10:38 AM   #40 
  - Exactly what I expect to start seeing a lot of.  superconnected   Jan-11-06 10:41 AM   #42 
  - isn't that the definition of 'cruel and unusual' n/t  TheBaldyMan   Jan-11-06 11:50 AM   #45 
  - God I hope he doesn't have children.  redqueen   Jan-11-06 11:55 AM   #46 
  - He has wife and two kids, very sad situation  pschoeb   Jan-11-06 01:09 PM   #50 
  - People don't get that much time for murder.  2bfree   Jan-11-06 12:02 PM   #48 
  - s/d  brentspeak   Jan-11-06 02:37 PM   #52 
  - Angelos was screwed by prosecutors for exercising his rights  High Plains   Jan-11-06 03:14 PM   #54 
  - Im counting the days until weed is legal.  bamacrat   Jan-11-06 03:25 PM   #56 
  - This jerk District Judge Paul G. Cassell was appointed by * it figures.  genieroze   Jan-11-06 03:52 PM   #57 
  - Cassell isn't the problem.  High Plains   Jan-11-06 04:39 PM   #58 
  - Well, it's his own fault...  laylah   Jan-11-06 05:08 PM   #61 
  - this is fucking absurd!  PittPoliSci   Jan-11-06 04:54 PM   #60 
  - Too bad he can't do the big crime like Bush and Cheney do...he would  leesa   Jan-11-06 10:30 PM   #63 

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