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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:28 PM
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Man jailed for putting noose on black teen
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 02:31 PM by livinginphotographs
"CLEARWATER, Fla. - A man accused of draping a noose around the shoulders of a black teen at a fast food restaurant was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail.

The judge also sentenced Louis Giannola IV, who was convicted in December of misdemeanor battery, to 10 months probation and community service. He was spared a harsher sentence because jurors declined to label the incident a hate crime.

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Giannola was arrested after he draped a noose around the neck of Hall, 15, while they and other teens were at a Wendys restaurant in Largo in January 2004. Prosecutors contend some people Giannola was with were heard making racial slurs."

What a poor excuse for a human being. The son of a bitch should've been given WAY more than 60 days in jail.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6796865 /

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rkc3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:30 PM
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1. Finally, someone is punished for an act of public stupidity.
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:31 PM
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2. On the other hand, 60 days with a group of African American males
may change his attitude. :evilgrin:
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:34 PM
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3. Haha, good point.
n/t
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:37 PM
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4. "What'd they lock you up for?" "Um, well, um, hmm...." LOL n/t
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vpigrad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:47 PM
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5. Not a hate crime? WTF!
> jurors declined to label the incident a hate crime.

Can the jurors be arrested for doing something like that? Why are jurors held accountable for their actions?
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:53 PM
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7. They can't be arrested.
This was at their discretion whether to consider it a hate crime.

With that said, I completely agree with you that they were wrong not to consider it a hate crime; this was CLEARLY a hate crime. That poor kid who this was done to is going to need a lot more than 60 days to get over some fuckwad putting a rope around your neck.
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:48 PM
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6. bush*Co emboldens these fuckwad wingnuts
Right after the election there was a cross burning on an interracial couples lawn on Long Island. Asswipes.
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