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I am all for people getting punished for breaking the law, but I also believe that the punishment should fit the crime.

This person now has to spend 40 months in prison trying to survive. Beatings, rape, drugs, gangs, etc, many being worse in prison than outside. The prison system we use in the USA is flawed enough, now to mix someone into a society filled with the most violent of violent, for a violent-less crime is just stupid.

Flogging, that is what we should use in situations like this, or, a good old fashion whipping. You take someone that has committed a crime of this nature and give them 5 lashings, I highly doubt they will do it again. I am not talking the Hollywood Lashing, where they stand there and grit their teeth and get a red mark. I am talking a real lashing. The punishment is handed down, the convicted is taken outside, the punishment is dealt, and 15 minutes later everyone goes home. I can tell you right now, 5 lashings from a whip and I probably wouldn't do what I had done again.

The other advantage of this is financial, extremely low cost.
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Sure it does...
But guess what, DON'T BREAK THE LAW AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT. As long as its within the judges power to assign that much time to that particular crime then it fits perfectly.
The judge has to stay within his legal bounds as well and cant just make up what ever he wants. If its within his power then they go what they deserve.
Thats their own fault again then. You think they would plead guilty if they weren't over something like this? They knew they got caught and they were guilty.
Doesn't look like they got much of a deal with those sentences.

This entire statement would only be valid if the Justice System was perfect and without flaw. The truth is that the Justice System is full of flaws and far from perfect, often biased in many aspects.

One thing the USA is known for is having extremely harsh punishments for non-violent crime that involves money. If you screw the Government or the friends of the Government they will drop the entire institution on you.
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If you screw the Government or the friends of the Government they will drop the entire institution on you.
Ha, spot on. Can we hit the bankers/corrupt politicians for ripping countries off of billions? Nope, they own the prosecuters.
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Well, it's pretty apparent to me that we've properly punished all the murderers, rapists, drug dealers etc, and now we can go after smaller things.

What a bunch of bull.
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Ha, spot on. Can we hit the bankers/corrupt politicians for ripping countries off of billions? Nope, they own the prosecuters.

This is true, the global elite would never let this happen.
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America, where murderers, rapists, and drug dealers all get out before the guy that evades taxes or downloads a song or movie. frown.gif
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Guess what, don't break the law and you don't have to worry about it. Break the law and you get what you deserve.
I dont break laws so im not in jail for doing anything bad.
Oh and by the way, THEY ALL PLEAD GUILTY. People don't plead guilty unless they did something wrong.

Nice logic. Really. You should go and teach a class on it - if you do choose to, you should look up something called circular reasoning

While I don't do so myself, I personally see nothing morally wrong with stealing from large corporations.
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Guess what, don't break the law and you don't have to worry about it. Break the law and you get what you deserve.
I dont break laws so im not in jail for doing anything bad.
Oh and by the way, THEY ALL PLEAD GUILTY. People don't plead guilty unless they did something wrong.

Hey thats cool. Would you feel the same if the law said 20 years for speeding in your car? Because, "it's the law". So you would make sure to not even go 1mph over? What if you did, and you got caught, just 1mph over, would you still say "welp, I deserved 20 years of my life taken away for not doing any harm to society at all, it's the law!" ?
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Sure it does...
But guess what, DON'T BREAK THE LAW AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT. As long as its within the judges power to assign that much time to that particular crime then it fits perfectly.
The judge has to stay within his legal bounds as well and cant just make up what ever he wants. If its within his power then they got what they deserve.
Thats their own fault again then. You think they would plead guilty if they weren't over something like this? They knew they got caught and they were guilty.
Doesn't look like they got much of a deal with those sentences.

Governments also pass laws that allow presidents to stay in office for life, imprison people without trial, and pass laws that allow them to oppress their own people. The ethics of punishment shouldn't be unquestioned because it is the law and a part of the legal system.
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Guess what, don't break the law and you don't have to worry about it. Break the law and you get what you deserve.
I dont break laws so im not in jail for doing anything bad.
Oh and by the way, THEY ALL PLEAD GUILTY. People don't plead guilty unless they did something wrong.


its a whack sentence for a whack crime though.

I feel so bad for those wallstreet fat cats who won't be able to buy their 3rd 10,000,000 yacht from jameslist this year. /sarcasm.

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Governments also pass laws that allow presidents to stay in office for life, imprison people without trial, and pass laws that allow them to oppress their own people. The ethics of punishment shouldn't be unquestioned because it is the law and a part of the legal system.


^ this as well.
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40 months for pirating movies ????!!!!!!! idon'twanttoliveonthisplanetanymore.jpg
And someone who robbed a store and wounded someone gets 24 ? , i know a guy who got 36 for killing someone with a car while intoxicated (drunk) , this is absurd !!!
"justice" is for sale apparently
It always has been. Freedom can also be bought.

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