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(Sun News Network)   Man gets three years in prison for making elderly woman pay $50 for getting her gutters cleaned. No, get your mind out of the gutter   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 66
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2014-07-22 05:39:08 PM  

fastfxr: When I was a kid there was this old lady with a massive yard--something like 3 acres. I used to mow that sucker for $10, using a push mower. It would take me all day--dawn to nearly evening. I'd been doing it all summer, then one day she suddenly decided it wasn't short enough, and was quite upset with me.
I went home and told my Dad. He told me I was an idiot--it was costing me $10 in gas alone (something I wasn't considering as it was coming from a farm tank) and I wasn't making any money. I went back in two weeks and told her it would be $20 and she flipped out.

I learned alot that day. Economics and that people are dicks.


Similar experience when i was a kid, only I did get to use a barely working riding mower and got $50, but damn was that lady picky. I'd spend days using a weed eater and hand trimmers to fix it just right...

The guy she hired after I said I was done with that and got a real job probably charged her a fark of a lot more than $50.

Lesson learned: some adults are keen on fleecing kids who don't know any better.
 
2014-07-22 05:39:49 PM  

cirby: It's usually because of the six-time losers who get "sent to prison for stealing a danish" after their previous convictions for all of the other crap they did in the past


Prison sentences are strictly quid pro quo, not some sort of rolling average. If the state didn't seek appropriate penalties the first time around they don't get a second go at it just because you stole a snack -- that's punishing you twice for the same act, which is unjust, ineffective, and illogical.
 
2014-07-22 05:47:44 PM  

LucklessWonder: morgen_benner: My grandmother served on the jury for a man who got 9 years for stealing a danish from the gas station valued at $1.89. Then we wonder why our prisons are overcrowded...

/CSB

That had bette rbeen like the tastiest motherfarking $1.89 Danish in the entire god damned world.


Sometimes the third time is the charm.
 
2014-07-22 06:06:57 PM  

Jim.Casy: lilbjorn: Why the "Strange" tag?  People who abuse the elderly should go to jail.  Now he can experience what it's like to have his gutters cleaned after he said no.

I think it's due to the prison sentence. What are the odds that this 88 year old woman was just confused? Could this whole thing have been a misunderstanding? Would a night in jail have cooled everyone down?

3 years is a long god damn time, and if the U.K. is anything like the U.S.A. then his arrest just ruined his ability to hold a normal job.


FTA "Larkman insisted to officers the woman had agreed to the work, but police said there had been other similar complaints about him"

Having a criminal record over here isn't as bad as having one in the U.S. There are certain jobs that you won't be able to apply for but all in all, every company I've ever worked for has never asked if I have a record or not. Hell, you could even become an MP!

Oddly, as an actor, the only times I've been asked if I have a clean record were the times when I went for castings for law enforcment videos (and they wanted a police check! WTF?).
 
2014-07-22 06:25:51 PM  

darth_shatner: DubtodaIll: Three years? That's inhumane.

Sound perfectly OK to me. Maybe the useless asshole will stop scamming and robbing people and get a real job.


You seem to have a rather rosey view of what jail does to a person.
 
2014-07-22 06:28:35 PM  

ramblinwreck: And women that murder their children get less time. Meredith Borowiec from Calgary being a recent example. 2 killed and the third was attempted. Total time given was 18 months.


IANAL. But, legally, she is fine as long as she invokes the "I brought you into this world and I can take you out of it" law.
 
2014-07-22 06:29:17 PM  

jst3p: ramblinwreck: And women that murder their children get less time. Meredith Borowiec from Calgary being a recent example. 2 killed and the third was attempted. Total time given was 18 months.

Technically incorrect.

The 18 months are on top of 18 months Borowiec spent in custody before she was released on bail.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/29/meredith-borowiec-sentence_n _4 690065.html

They both do three years.


A year in jail for each child killed.  And, she popped another one while in jail.  Can we just rip out her ovaries and be done with it?
 
2014-07-22 06:50:56 PM  
profplump:
Prison sentences are strictly quid pro quo, not some sort of rolling average. If the state didn't seek appropriate penalties the first time around they don't get a second go at it just because you stole a snack -- that's punishing you twice for the same act, which is unjust, ineffective, and illogical.

No, they didn't send someone to prison to make up for previous deficiencies in sentencing - they put him away because he didn't keep his word to stop committing crimes. Putting someone back in prison for violating parole usually involves longer sentences - basically, you're serving the time that was waived because of "good behavior" or the like.
 
2014-07-22 07:17:12 PM  
If the old lady could have shot him when he invaded her home this would have all been so much simpler.
 
2014-07-22 07:19:09 PM  

DubtodaIll: Three years? That's inhumane.


Not sure if sarcastic about European human rights laws...

The guy forced his way into an 88 year old woman's house and demanded she hand over money, and it sounds like this isn't the first time he's tried this shiat.
 
2014-07-22 07:35:24 PM  

morgen_benner: My grandmother served on the jury for a man who got 9 years for stealing a danish from the gas station valued at $1.89. Then we wonder why our prisons are overcrowded...

/CSB


Yes, but what else had he been stealing from the gas station? I've got a guy on tape 12 times stealing tuna. In a can. Now, a single time doesn't sound like a lot(usually $50-$75 a pop). However, he's up to felony levels with the fact he's already recorded doing +$600 just in my 6 months of presence.
 
2014-07-22 09:30:48 PM  
As TFA said, he's got a history of this kind of behavior. Fark him.
 
2014-07-22 09:38:48 PM  
Pretty sure they had a past relationship and she's just jealous of something now
 
2014-07-22 09:52:07 PM  
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Wanted for questioning.
 
2014-07-23 08:38:03 AM  
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/thinking about having her gutters cleaned
 
2014-07-23 02:15:58 PM  

DubtodaIll: Three years? That's inhumane.


Especially since he did clean the gutters.
 
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