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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 14
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2014-07-22 04:34:50 PM  
3 votes:
Sounds like a traveler, but not smart enough to know when to GTFO.
2014-07-22 05:29:13 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-07-22 04:56:22 PM  
2 votes:
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...

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 - they're going back to prison for a probation violation, not the $1.89.

Most people convicted of petty theft for the first time don't even get sent to jail - it's usually a fine and probation.
2014-07-22 04:51:33 PM  
2 votes:
Elderly woman getting charged $50 to have her gutters cleaned is my favorite Pearl Jam song.
2014-07-22 05:32:08 PM  
1 votes:
Honestly it'll cost taxpayers more like $70k to house him each year, but it's not just about the $50 either.

No big deal, he's probably scamming all of that off vulnerable people, plus the emotional distress and the costs of investigating him, which means that society is better off paying $70k a year to keep him away from the rest of us.
2014-07-22 05:30:22 PM  
1 votes:
hagopiar:
$15,000+ per year to spend on a $50 swindle? Surely this not justice for the taxpayers

$15,000 a year to get a violent thug off the streets?

The sort that makes a habit of threatening old women for $50?

That's a bargain.
2014-07-22 05:08:55 PM  
1 votes:
Jim.Casy:
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.


From another version of the story:
"Larkman, who had previous convictions for similar offences, was spotted nearby and arrested just hours later."
2014-07-22 04:53:09 PM  
1 votes:
I offered a 28 year old, living with his mom and dad, always biatching about not having money dude $100 to clean my gutters.  3 weeks later the answer was "I'll get to it."

I mentioned it to someone a few years younger than him, who lives on his own and works his ass off at anything thrown his way, and he said "I can be there tomorrow."

Still shaking my head at the slacker.  It was an hour of work.
2014-07-22 04:50:43 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-07-22 04:48:54 PM  
1 votes:
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
2014-07-22 04:45:25 PM  
1 votes:
Three years? That's inhumane.
2014-07-22 04:41:39 PM  
1 votes:
"For get her gutters cleaned"?

I don't even remember what you're talking about.
2014-07-22 04:40:40 PM  
1 votes:
Sounds like a future Comcast customer service rep to me.
2014-07-22 04:36:24 PM  
1 votes:
Is it just me or is it weird how the article uses dollars and makes a point that the asshole was British, when the story apparently all took place in the UK?
 
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