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Thu Jan 24, 2019, 12:11 PM

A 53 year-old homeless man was arrested after trying and failing to use a counterfeit $20 bill to...

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A 53 year-old homeless man was arrested after trying and failing to use a counterfeit $20 bill to buy toothpaste and food. @ManhattanDA prosecuted him, a jury convicted, and he was sentenced to 4-8 years in prison. Ct. of Appeals just reduced it to 3-6. http://www.nycourts.gov/reporter/3dseries/2019/2019_00371.htm


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Reply A 53 year-old homeless man was arrested after trying and failing to use a counterfeit $20 bill to... (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2019 OP
HopeAgain Jan 2019 #1
exboyfil Jan 2019 #2
PaulX2 Jan 2019 #3
sinkingfeeling Jan 2019 #4
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 2019 #6
c-rational Jan 2019 #5
mr_lebowski Jan 2019 #7
VMA131Marine Jan 2019 #9
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Ferrets are Cool Jan 2019 #10
Going to Jackson Mar 2019 #11

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 12:12 PM

1. Justice is only for the rich. eom

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 12:13 PM

2. Jean Valjean

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 12:14 PM

3. But You Can Launder Money For Drug Dealers And Get A Fine

 

Justice is only for poor people.

Look at Trump.

A life of crime.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 12:17 PM

4. But you can scam people out $millions and get a year and probation.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 12:30 PM

6. Or sell out your country...and get 2 weeks in "prison".

Papadopoulus.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 12:23 PM

5. That is not justice. It is an extreme waste of resources on a foundation of stupidity.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 12:41 PM

7. Is he the counterfeiter? If so that's a fairly serious crime ...

If he just unknowingly used a fake $20, this sentence is an absolute f***ing travesty.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 12:50 PM

9. How many homeless people have the ability to create at least passable counterfeit bank notes?

I'm guessing zero!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 12:49 PM

8. So that's $150,000-$300,000 in taxpayer money

which will be used to house him for the duration of his incarceration. This is not remotely sensible. It is not rational! It would make more sense to give him $30k per year for 10 years so he can get his own place and get the help and support he needs to be able to support himself.

There needs to be a de minimus rule in sentencing where there's no jail time if the amount of money involved in the underlying crime is less than (I'll throw out a number) $10,000.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 01:01 PM

10. Just a guess, but it's completely possible that he was given the $20 bill

while panhandling. That would be some sick shit.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 02:41 AM

11. Ones and fives

 

If I counterfeited, I'd make ones and fives.

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