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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
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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 vote:
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 vote:
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 vote:
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 04:50:43 PM  
1 vote:

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

I don't even remember what you're talking about.
2014-07-22 04:40:40 PM  
1 vote:
Sounds like a future Comcast customer service rep to me.
2014-07-22 04:36:24 PM  
1 vote:
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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