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Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:06 PM

Three fucking years!? A black kid gets more for jay walking

Let's face it. A black kid selling an ounce of crack would end up in jail for perhaps 10 or more years.

Cohen helped Trump steal the 2016 election. STEAL AN ELECTION TO BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, and he gets three fucking years?

I haven't seen much outrage about this. Maybe I'm the only one who thinks that the American system of justice is rigged, unbalanced and totally fucked up.

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Reply Three fucking years!? A black kid gets more for jay walking (Original post)
Cyrano Dec 2018 OP
bearsfootball516 Dec 2018 #1
Cyrano Dec 2018 #3
pecosbob Dec 2018 #6
RockRaven Dec 2018 #2
Cyrano Dec 2018 #4
WeekiWater Dec 2018 #5
pecosbob Dec 2018 #7
Mosby Dec 2018 #9
Cyrano Dec 2018 #11
Mosby Dec 2018 #12
dembotoz Dec 2018 #8
mickswalkabout41 Dec 2018 #10
maxsolomon Dec 2018 #13

Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:13 PM

1. Didn't Mueller recommend the judge be lenient?

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:20 PM

3. This wasn't Mueller. It was the SDNY

that recommended prison time.

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Response to Cyrano (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:31 PM

6. Mueller's report called for leniency...SDNY's report did not.

SDNY wanted more info and Cohen wouldn't play ball.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:18 PM

2. "White collar" crime is very disproportionately lightly sentenced


That said, if Cohen doesn't cooperate properly going forward, there are probably dozens of similar cases which could be brought, when you consider he worked for Trump for over a decade. Imagine the number of discrete incidences of tax and bank fraud one engages in when working for Trump for a decade. If federal prosecutors get pissed off at him, they could probably rack up charge after charge and end up with a sentence that equates to his natural life.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:24 PM

4. I guess, at worst Trump will wear an ankle bracelet at Trump Tower

Who knows? If convicted of treason, he may be forced to wear it for an entire week.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:28 PM

5. Isn't an ounce of crack a pretty large amount.

 

That is an amount that is before street distribution in the chain. One step away from the guy selling pounds. I'm not sure what it would look like if the guy selling the ounce rolled on the guy selling larger amounts. At that point you are getting pretty close to the top of the food chain.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:33 PM

7. Perhaps a better comparison would be the woman that got a five year sentence in Texas

for illegally voting as an ex-felon, while Cohen only gets three years for helping to subvert an entire election.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:38 PM

9. +1

An ounce of rock or coke is "possession for sale" and is a major felony. It's worth more than a thousand dollars. I get the OP point though, he/she just didn't know that an ounce is a lot of coke.


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Response to Mosby (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:56 PM

11. Oh, okay.

So helping Trump steal the 2016 election isn't "a major felony?"

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Response to Cyrano (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 03:27 PM

12. he wasn't charged with "helping steal an election"

He was charged with tax fraud, making false statements, and making illegal contributions.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:38 PM

8. If u are trying to get the trumpys to agree to cooperate

There needs to be value in the deal. Otherwise why cooperate???
If no value, tell Mueller to stuff it and lobby for a pardon cause you were loyal to the end

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 02:51 PM

10. I'm outraged

Im retired media, a former cop......pissed to say the least. This is white rich privilege at the highest level. Letís see, fixing an election, conspiracy to overthrow the government, bank fraud, election fraud, conspiracy, lying to congress, lying to the FBI. White guy gets off. Democrat or person of color. Iíll use their words. Lock her up. And I donít think they meant for 3 years.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2018, 03:53 PM

13. Sentencing is never going to be fair.

BTW, Trump is never going to see a minute in jail. He'll die tweeting on a solid gold toilet.

That's the way America has always worked, so get ready for that injustice.

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