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(Sun Sentinel)   Man gets 25 year for pawning stolen laptop. If he'd just thrown it out the window, he would have won the Heisman   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 74
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2011-01-21 06:23:50 PM
Ha!
 
2011-01-21 06:25:54 PM
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Crosby faced up to 30 years under the state's habitual offender law. His rap sheet dates back to 1994 in Miami-Dade County and includes robbery, grand theft, burglary, and resisting arrest with violence charges. He was released from prison in 2006 after serving time for violation of probation.


Yeah, subby. It's not just about the most recent offense.
 
2011-01-21 07:12:34 PM
WAR EAGLE.
 
2011-01-21 09:32:34 PM
laf +1
 
2011-01-21 09:50:46 PM

TheDumbBlonde: WAR EAGLE.


who's the guy in your profile?
 
2011-01-21 09:52:36 PM
Yeah, was going to say that must have been one farking valuable laptop, like the one with the video of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Al Sharpton...and a goat. (if such a video actually existed)

/Tin foil hat time...
 
2011-01-21 09:57:25 PM

Wrong_Intentions: .

Crosby faced up to 30 years under the state's habitual offender law. His rap sheet dates back to 1994 in Miami-Dade County and includes robbery, grand theft, burglary, and resisting arrest with violence charges. He was released from prison in 2006 after serving time for violation of probation.

Yeah, subby. It's not just about the most recent offense.


Oh, OK.

Otherwise, I'd say, Why? It's not like a used laptop is worth anything unless there's some killer porn on it. Or next year's pirated video games.
[considers]
No, it would have to be killer porn.
 
2011-01-21 10:00:21 PM
Sadly, I don't get the reference. Anyone care to enlighten me?
 
2011-01-21 10:01:24 PM
Was it a Mac?
 
2011-01-21 10:03:54 PM
25 years for anything other than murder or child crimes is, if nothing else, a silly waste of time, money, and resources.
 
2011-01-21 10:04:03 PM
politicians getting tough on crime (becuase it's easier than solving the underlining problems that cause good people to become bad people in the 1st place).

s2.hubimg.com
 
2011-01-21 10:04:47 PM
My father's house was broken into 2 years ago and they stole 3 laptops. His personal and his two work machines, that were government property. One was setup to access an encrypted VPN but the other had a special dial up modem with ultra high-end hardware encryption. They were never recovered but if the douche bag had been caught, he could have been sent away for life. Doubtful he would have assuming the intent was just petty theft but it was still possible. I can't remember if the sentence was mandatory or not.

/CSB
 
2011-01-21 10:07:07 PM

TorqueToad: Sadly, I don't get the reference. Anyone care to enlighten me?


Cam Newton 2011 Heisman winner (new window)
 
2011-01-21 10:10:11 PM

KWPLunchbox: My father's house was broken into 2 years ago and they stole 3 laptops. His personal and his two work machines, that were government property. One was setup to access an encrypted VPN but the other had a special dial up modem with ultra high-end hardware encryption. They were never recovered but if the douche bag had been caught, he could have been sent away for life. Doubtful he would have assuming the intent was just petty theft but it was still possible. I can't remember if the sentence was mandatory or not.

/CSB


Stealing like the government is like kinda like stealing from the mob except instead of killing the thief they put him in prison so the prison "industry" can benefit from more taxpayer money?
 
2011-01-21 10:10:55 PM

JonnyG: 25 years for anything other than murder or child crimes is, if nothing else, a silly waste of time, money, and resources.


More of a waste than arraigning them for petty theft dozens and dozens of times, also wasting lawyers', judges', and juries' time, to essentially the same result?

There comes a point in time when we realize that some people aren't going to be rehabilitated.
 
2011-01-21 10:11:15 PM
"defenestrated" is such a big word for describing such a simple act.
 
2011-01-21 10:11:36 PM

Wrong_Intentions: .

Crosby faced up to 30 years under the state's habitual offender law. His rap sheet dates back to 1994 in Miami-Dade County and includes robbery, grand theft, burglary, and resisting arrest with violence charges. He was released from prison in 2006 after serving time for violation of probation.

Yeah, subby. It's not just about the most recent offense.


why must you ruin subby's great joke?
 
2011-01-21 10:11:49 PM

TorqueToad: Sadly, I don't get the reference. Anyone care to enlighten me?


Back before daddy pimped him to Ole Miss, Cam Newton "voluntarily" left University of Florida because he got caught cheating in class and stole a laptop. When the cops came to search his room, he threw it out the window. Nothing but class, that kid.

/and seriously- is your mascot an eagle or a tiger? Make up your minds
 
2011-01-21 10:14:44 PM
Well played Subby.
 
2011-01-21 10:15:44 PM

calm like a bomb: Back before daddy pimped him to Ole Miss, Cam Newton "voluntarily" left University of Florida because he got caught cheating in class and stole a laptop. When the cops came to search his room, he threw it out the window. Nothing but class, that kid.

/and seriously- is your mascot an eagle or a tiger? Make up your minds


Not Ole Miss. Mississippi State.
 
2011-01-21 10:16:29 PM

TheDumbBlonde: WAR EAGLE.


Since Florida sucks, you are staking a claim in any SEC team?
 
2011-01-21 10:16:44 PM

JonnyG: 25 years for anything other than murder or child crimes is, if nothing else, a silly waste of time, money, and resources.


Habitual offenders won't rehabilitate. Lock them up since they will just prey on society for life.
 
2011-01-21 10:18:37 PM
Since this will cost us about a million dollars over 25 years, I feel like we're the ones that really got robbed. Isn't this what thousands of hours of community service is for?
 
2011-01-21 10:23:24 PM

bubbaprog: calm like a bomb: Back before daddy pimped him to Ole Miss, Cam Newton "voluntarily" left University of Florida because he got caught cheating in class and stole a laptop. When the cops came to search his room, he threw it out the window. Nothing but class, that kid.

/and seriously- is your mascot an eagle or a tiger? Make up your minds

Not Ole Miss. Mississippi State.


Those are two different schools? Guess that was the new thing I learned today.
 
2011-01-21 10:24:19 PM
Man get 25 year for pawnee laptop?
 
2011-01-21 10:24:28 PM
+1 subby
 
2011-01-21 10:25:52 PM
i.cdn.turner.com

www.mugshots.org
 
2011-01-21 10:26:13 PM

OutsmartBullet: Since this will cost us about a million dollars over 25 years, I feel like we're the ones that really got robbed. Isn't this what thousands of hours of community service is for?


This is what I came to ask. Where is the judge's farking sense of proportion? How about 6 months picking up roadside trash 8 hours a day instead?

The taxpayers have to support this guy to the tune of a million bucks for lifting a farking LAPTOP with a few hundred lousy bucks?!

Jeebus Christ, Floriduh...get a farking clue!
 
2011-01-21 10:26:21 PM
anyone else read all the instances of "pawn" and "pawned" as "pwned" and then say "why the hell would he pwn a stolen laptop" and then go "oooOOOOh, i get it!"?


anyone?

/likes to go to the pwn shop
 
2011-01-21 10:28:08 PM
"Authorities say Crosby stole a laptop from the Hodges University library in September 2009. He pawned the laptop the day it was stolen and later represented himself during a trial.

Last chance to win tickets to see Barry Manilow in concert"


Which is why you should always lock.....OMG Barry Manilow tickets!
 
2011-01-21 10:28:19 PM
I feel like he should have just gotten more time with his previous terms to deter him from this theft.

It seems unethical to say that he has "served his time" and then use his record to give him 25 for a stolen laptop.

They should have just given him 25 years when he committed his aggravated assaults, robberies, etc, etc
 
2011-01-21 10:29:15 PM

calm like a bomb: TorqueToad: Sadly, I don't get the reference. Anyone care to enlighten me?

Back before daddy pimped him to Ole Miss, Cam Newton "voluntarily" left University of Florida because he got caught cheating in class and stole a laptop. When the cops came to search his room, he threw it out the window. Nothing but class, that kid.


SEC! SEC! SEC!

Wait, nevermind.


calm like a bomb:
/and seriously- is your mascot an eagle or a tiger? Make up your minds


API's Battle Cry (new window)

And phark YOU for making me defend them.
 
2011-01-21 10:35:17 PM

calm like a bomb: TorqueToad: Sadly, I don't get the reference. Anyone care to enlighten me?

Back before daddy pimped him to Ole Miss, Cam Newton "voluntarily" left University of Florida because he got caught cheating in class and stole a laptop. When the cops came to search his room, he threw it out the window. Nothing but class, that kid.

/and seriously- is your mascot an eagle or a tiger? Make up your minds


And they haven't taken it away from him? Really?
 
2011-01-21 10:41:34 PM

StoneColdAtheist: OutsmartBullet: Since this will cost us about a million dollars over 25 years, I feel like we're the ones that really got robbed. Isn't this what thousands of hours of community service is for?

This is what I came to ask. Where is the judge's farking sense of proportion? How about 6 months picking up roadside trash 8 hours a day instead?

The taxpayers have to support this guy to the tune of a million bucks for lifting a farking LAPTOP with a few hundred lousy bucks?!

Jeebus Christ, Floriduh...get a farking clue!


Stop imagining this is for one single crime. It's for the laptop plus his past several offenses and to prevent the further offenses he clearly would not be restraining himself from doing in that period.
 
2011-01-21 10:45:14 PM
Here's the best part of the Cam Newton laptop theft story. This is, apparently, a pic of the laptop taken after the police recovered it:
cache.gawkerassets.com

Yes, the douchebag did apparently paint his own farking name on a stolen laptop.

It's gonna be fun watching him utterly flop in the NFL.
 
2011-01-21 10:54:29 PM

TorqueToad: Sadly, I don't get the reference. Anyone care to enlighten me?


Tim Tebow raped and murdered a girl in 1990.
 
2011-01-21 10:55:33 PM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: TorqueToad: Sadly, I don't get the reference. Anyone care to enlighten me?

Tim Tebow raped and murdered a girl in 1990.


This
 
2011-01-21 10:58:41 PM
image.mobiletrending.info
 
2011-01-21 11:02:06 PM

Wrong_Intentions: StoneColdAtheist: OutsmartBullet: Since this will cost us about a million dollars over 25 years, I feel like we're the ones that really got robbed. Isn't this what thousands of hours of community service is for?

This is what I came to ask. Where is the judge's farking sense of proportion? How about 6 months picking up roadside trash 8 hours a day instead?

The taxpayers have to support this guy to the tune of a million bucks for lifting a farking LAPTOP with a few hundred lousy bucks?!

Jeebus Christ, Floriduh...get a farking clue!

Stop imagining this is for one single crime. It's for the laptop plus his past several offenses and to prevent the further offenses he clearly would not be restraining himself from doing in that period.


No, actually, it isn't. He served his time for those crimes, and wasn't under any suspended sentences or on parole. This is another one of these "three strikes" type enhancement laws that are gradually filling our prisons with old, sick, petty criminals that we are supporting at ever increasing expense.
These laws serve to enrich the prison industry and the corrections unions, and provide politicians with a phony way to pass themselves off as "tough on crime" to "conservative" voters - the same ones who are always yapping about how they want smaller government and lower taxes.
If you buy into it, P.T.Barnum has a name for you.
 
2011-01-21 11:02:36 PM
What do they say about people that represent themselves in court?
 
2011-01-21 11:10:04 PM

jso2897: Wrong_Intentions: StoneColdAtheist: OutsmartBullet: Since this will cost us about a million dollars over 25 years, I feel like we're the ones that really got robbed. Isn't this what thousands of hours of community service is for?

This is what I came to ask. Where is the judge's farking sense of proportion? How about 6 months picking up roadside trash 8 hours a day instead?

The taxpayers have to support this guy to the tune of a million bucks for lifting a farking LAPTOP with a few hundred lousy bucks?!

Jeebus Christ, Floriduh...get a farking clue!

Stop imagining this is for one single crime. It's for the laptop plus his past several offenses and to prevent the further offenses he clearly would not be restraining himself from doing in that period.

No, actually, it isn't. He served his time for those crimes, and wasn't under any suspended sentences or on parole. This is another one of these "three strikes" type enhancement laws that are gradually filling our prisons with old, sick, petty criminals that we are supporting at ever increasing expense.
These laws serve to enrich the prison industry and the corrections unions, and provide politicians with a phony way to pass themselves off as "tough on crime" to "conservative" voters - the same ones who are always yapping about how they want smaller government and lower taxes.
If you buy into it, P.T.Barnum has a name for you.


You really wanna tell me that for those 25 years, he would not be constantly committing crimes like he has his whole life? I'm not falling for some politicians lines to be able to see the key purpose here: incapacitation. Don't call me a sucker just for thinking what I think, asshole. Maybe you'd like to have this guy in your neighborhood for that time, see what happens to your possessions.
 
2011-01-21 11:11:18 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: JonnyG: 25 years for anything other than murder or child crimes is, if nothing else, a silly waste of time, money, and resources.

Habitual offenders won't rehabilitate. Lock them up since they will just prey on society for life.


It costs about $50,000 a year just to incarcerate. Why not just give the guy 2 laptops a week and cut out the middleman?

/yes, prison is a big industry
 
2011-01-21 11:12:01 PM

Wrong_Intentions: StoneColdAtheist: Jeebus Christ, Floriduh...get a farking clue!

Stop imagining this is for one single crime. It's for the laptop plus his past several offenses and to prevent the further offenses he clearly would not be restraining himself from doing in that period.


It IS one crime...what part of that is not clear? There is no mention in TFA about him having to complete a prior sentence for violating parole. England used to send 'habitual offenders' to Australia for life for stealing a loaf of bread. France used to send habitual offenders to Devil's Island for life for equally petty crimes. The world came to see those as inhumane punishments, and frankly, I don't see much difference between that and locking up a guy for what is tantamount to a life sentence for a petty property crime.

IMO sending someone to prison for 25 years for stealing a hundred-fifty dollar computer is the moral equivalent of 18th century debtors prison.

Not to mention a gargantuan waste of the taxpayers' money.
 
2011-01-21 11:12:35 PM
Here subby, I think you dropped this ---> S
 
2011-01-21 11:14:58 PM

CasperImproved: What do they say about people that represent themselves in court?


They're found guilty.
 
2011-01-21 11:23:59 PM
We need to be dropping people like this off into a tar pit. In and out of jail, incapable of being w productive member of society, a drain on public money, jail for the next 25 years huh? I don't feel like paying for that, just kill the loser already and write it off as a budget cut, you could send kids to college on half the money saved by offing the useless Fark.


/ just sayin.
 
2011-01-21 11:24:18 PM
He pawned the laptop the day it was stolen

erm.. yah. headline left that part out
 
2011-01-21 11:33:50 PM

ozzie_stu: politicians getting tough on crime (becuase it's easier than solving the underlining problems that cause good people to become bad people in the 1st place).


It's all about those votes. Those nice, juicy low-hanging fruit of the votes of stupid people.

Stephen Harper up here is trying that bullshiat "crime out of control" argument up here in Canada to boost spending on prisons for longer sentences and law enforcement (even though Stats Canada show crime levels are DOWN over the past 20 years). I guess he's looking for the stupid people's vote so he can become a majority government.

Damn politicians. Scum of the earth. And damn the Toronto Sun to hell for supporting this scumbag.
 
2011-01-21 11:35:47 PM

Sim Tree: There comes a point in time when we realize that some people aren't going to be rehabilitated.


If you want to rehabilitate people you need to actually try to rehabilitate them. Throwing them in jail is designed to be punitive and does not in anyway help them change their behaviour or turn them in to better citizens.

Hocking a stolen laptop for $150 should never result in a life sentence in jail. Period.
 
2011-01-21 11:45:20 PM
earthworm2.0 2011-01-21 11:23:59 PM

We need to be dropping people like this off into a tar pit. In and out of jail, incapable of being w productive member of society, a drain on public money, jail for the next 25 years huh? I don't feel like paying for that, just kill the loser already and write it off as a budget cut, you could send kids to college on half the money saved by offing the useless Fark.


/ just sayin.


Do you really think that if the government adopted the standard that you're proposing that it wouldn't end up abusing its authority? You don't think such a system would be ripe for corruption? Might not innocent people get killed? Might not politicians use such punishments to silence opponents? Or is killing citizens the one thing you trust the government to do right?
 
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