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(NYPost)   Texas teen faces life in prison for making pot brownies   (nypost.com) divider line 225
    More: Followup, District Attorney Mark Brunner, Williamson County, legalization of marijuana  
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2014-08-07 01:13:58 PM  
"If this was just some college kid experimenting in his friend's Easy-Bake Oven, with a reefer's worth of pot and a bunch of brownies, that'd be different,"

A reefer's worth of pot? What kind of measurement is that? Is that like an alcohol's worth of beer?

/The five ounces of hash is really gonna hurt his case
 
2014-08-07 01:16:00 PM  
Again?
 
2014-08-07 01:20:53 PM  
Stop the insanity.  Legalize it.
 
2014-08-07 01:26:54 PM  

scottydoesntknow: "If this was just some college kid experimenting in his friend's Easy-Bake Oven, with a reefer's worth of pot and a bunch of brownies, that'd be different,"

A reefer's worth of pot? What kind of measurement is that? Is that like an alcohol's worth of beer?

/The five ounces of hash is really gonna hurt his case


It's equivalent to 1/100th of a Rhode Island
 
2014-08-07 01:28:47 PM  
Bet he is thinking about taking that plea bargain now ... like all the brown people.
Must suck to be this white and this stupid.

Texas? HAHHA nvm.
 
2014-08-07 01:42:45 PM  

ArkAngel: scottydoesntknow: "If this was just some college kid experimenting in his friend's Easy-Bake Oven, with a reefer's worth of pot and a bunch of brownies, that'd be different,"

A reefer's worth of pot? What kind of measurement is that? Is that like an alcohol's worth of beer?

/The five ounces of hash is really gonna hurt his case

It's equivalent to 1/100th of a Rhode Island


Easy Tiger......
 
2014-08-07 01:55:06 PM  
Wait, wait, wait! There's LEGAL ramifications for a teenagers stupidity? That can't be right...
 
2014-08-07 01:59:22 PM  
FTFA:

First District Attorney Mark Brunner said Holmes (Defendant's Attorney) was "grandstanding" and that prosecutors are not trying to lock up Lavoro (Defendant) for the rest of his life. His office has offered Lavaro a plea deal to a lesser felony charge that would include no jail time if he stayed out of trouble.

Holmes said they won't take the offer because they fear prosecutors would be overzealous if Lavaro missed so much as a mandatory meeting. Brunner said the county isn't trying to make some statement on the war on drugs and defendants take risks when they choose a trial over plea bargains.


They turned down a Plea that requires him to just not be stupid and they turned it down? I think the fear of Life in prison would ensure he did everything his PO wanted him to do.
 
2014-08-07 02:01:19 PM  
His office has offered Lavaro a plea deal to a lesser felony charge that would include no jail time if he stayed out of trouble.

Which is *exactly* the same as throwing someone into the pokey for the rest of their life.
 
2014-08-07 02:01:32 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: Wait, wait, wait! There's LEGAL ramifications for a teenagers stupidity? That can't be right...


old enough to vote, time to stop calling them teenagers ...
stupid adults are stupid

WHY are any of the other legal ages not the same age as voting?
alcohol and tobacco should both be 18
 
2014-08-07 02:16:13 PM  

namatad: WHY are any of the other legal ages not the same age as voting?
alcohol and tobacco should both be 18


Well...if you're old enough to vote at 18 you should be voting for lower legal ages. But you don't. You just go out and sell pot.

I don't think I voted until my late 20's, and even then, sporadically.
 
2014-08-07 02:38:13 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: FTFA:

First District Attorney Mark Brunner said Holmes (Defendant's Attorney) was "grandstanding" and that prosecutors are not trying to lock up Lavoro (Defendant) for the rest of his life. His office has offered Lavaro a plea deal to a lesser felony charge that would include no jail time if he stayed out of trouble.

Holmes said they won't take the offer because they fear prosecutors would be overzealous if Lavaro missed so much as a mandatory meeting. Brunner said the county isn't trying to make some statement on the war on drugs and defendants take risks when they choose a trial over plea bargains.

They turned down a Plea that requires him to just not be stupid and they turned it down? I think the fear of Life in prison would ensure he did everything his PO wanted him to do.


Not so. Sometimes, the parole is worse than the jailtime.
 
2014-08-07 02:39:53 PM  

namatad: old enough to vote, time to stop calling them teenagers


ten
eleven
twelve
thirteen
fourteen
fifteen
sixteen
seventeen
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twenty-one
 
2014-08-07 02:43:28 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Not so. Sometimes, the parole is worse than the jailtime.


Not being a Felon and for the most part a law abiding citizen, I'm unsure of how this can be. Can you elaborate a bit on the process of parole and how it can be worse?

/I'm serious, I can't conjure up how supervised freedom is worse than imprisonment.
 
2014-08-07 02:49:35 PM  
Texas teen faces life in prison for making pot brownies


I think I found the problem.
 
2014-08-07 02:50:10 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: namatad: old enough to vote, time to stop calling them teenagers

ten
eleven
twelve
thirteen
fourteen
fifteen
sixteen
seventeen
eighteen
nineteen
twenty
twenty-one


old enough to get sentenced as an adult, should have all the rights as an adult...
/yes, yes I know that the word TEEN is part of the number.
/what do they call them in other countries? Germany ? Zehns?
 
2014-08-07 02:52:46 PM  
HST's Dead Carcass:

Not being a Felon and for the most part a law abiding citizen, I'm unsure of how this can be. Can you elaborate a bit on the process of parole and how it can be worse?

/I'm serious, I can't conjure up how supervised freedom is worse than imprisonment.


Because you usually end up as some grill man at a shiatty diner where the manager pays you next to nothing under threat that he'll go to your parole officer if you say anything because that's the only job you can get as a convicted felon.  Then one day someone comes up and asks you to be their wheel man for a bank robbery and Al Pacino shoots you in the head.
 
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2014-08-07 02:53:35 PM  

namatad: HST's Dead Carcass: Wait, wait, wait! There's LEGAL ramifications for a teenagers stupidity? That can't be right...

old enough to vote, time to stop calling them teenagers ...
stupid adults are stupid

WHY are any of the other legal ages not the same age as voting?
alcohol and tobacco should both be 18


They were in most states.  Back when Regan was President the Federal government decided to cut off interstate highway money for states that didn't raise it to 21.
 
2014-08-07 03:03:16 PM  
should have just shot someone.  that would be a slap on the wrist.
 
2014-08-07 03:08:40 PM  

vpb: namatad: HST's Dead Carcass: Wait, wait, wait! There's LEGAL ramifications for a teenagers stupidity? That can't be right...

old enough to vote, time to stop calling them teenagers ...
stupid adults are stupid

WHY are any of the other legal ages not the same age as voting?
alcohol and tobacco should both be 18

They were in most states.  Back when Regan was President the Federal government decided to cut off interstate highway money for states that didn't raise it to 21.


I remember that. I remember all the dead morons every weekend along the wisconsin/illinois border.
You would think that 18 federal would have been the LOGICAL solution.

Stupid kids not voting to fix that. LOL
 
2014-08-07 03:12:32 PM  

vpb: They were in most states. Back when Regan was President the Federal government decided to cut off interstate highway money for states that didn't raise it to 21.


They did this the day after my 18th Birthday, so I was grandfathered in :D
 
2014-08-07 03:34:55 PM  
Ah Texas..... is there anything they can't be pants-on-head retarded about?
 
2014-08-07 03:36:06 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Not so. Sometimes, the parole is worse than the jailtime.



You sound like someone who has never done either.
 
2014-08-07 03:37:02 PM  
Everything is bigger in Texas, including sentencing length for stupid crimes.
 
2014-08-07 03:37:10 PM  

WalkingCarpet: HST's Dead Carcass:

Not being a Felon and for the most part a law abiding citizen, I'm unsure of how this can be. Can you elaborate a bit on the process of parole and how it can be worse?

/I'm serious, I can't conjure up how supervised freedom is worse than imprisonment.

Because you usually end up as some grill man at a shiatty diner where the manager pays you next to nothing under threat that he'll go to your parole officer if you say anything because that's the only job you can get as a convicted felon.  Then one day someone comes up and asks you to be their wheel man for a bank robbery and Al Pacino shoots you in the head.


The parole officer just tosses you in jail on the say-so of one single diner manager, and you have zero recourse?
 
2014-08-07 03:38:03 PM  
These plea deals are designed to syphon off money into lawyer pockets. The whole thing is a joke.
 
2014-08-07 03:38:06 PM  
Wait wait. I thought Texas was full of Independents and Tea Party Libertarians that want to avoid big government?
 
2014-08-07 03:38:15 PM  

SpectroBoy: Ah Texas..... is there anything they can't be pants-on-head retarded about?


Yes. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of things they are pants-on-head retarded about.
 
2014-08-07 03:38:17 PM  
I am 100% pro-legalization, and while I agree that the law is completely f*cking stupid, until it gets changed, you have to abide by it. I constantly take for granted the lax attitudes towards pot here in the Bay Area, but even still, I know not to just whip up my own brownies and start hawking them to people.
 
2014-08-07 03:38:30 PM  
This being Texas, I'm more surprised the kid is not facing the needle.
 
2014-08-07 03:38:53 PM  
tealdeer.com
 
2014-08-07 03:39:26 PM  
What, was he force feeding it to babies??
 
2014-08-07 03:39:28 PM  
'Murica!

Fark Yeah!
 
2014-08-07 03:39:34 PM  
JURY NULLIFICATION

Dont skip out on jury duty. Its your chance to strike down laws like this.
 
2014-08-07 03:39:46 PM  

untaken_name: SpectroBoy: Ah Texas..... is there anything they can't be pants-on-head retarded about?

Yes. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of things they are pants-on-head retarded about.


I know you think you know what I think, but I think you don't know what I know you think.
 
2014-08-07 03:40:06 PM  
A handful of pot legalization supporters welcomed Jacob Lavoro as he entered a Williamson County courthouse near Austin for the second time since his April arrest.


Similar to people making out on the beach in Dubai these people move to places like Austin and think they are  so chill and progressive because you are living in the right part  of Texas...and then you get life in prison for making weed brownies.
 
2014-08-07 03:40:07 PM  
Ah, Texas. Where you can legally shoot someone in the back if they are escaping with your bicycle, but you get life for selling weed.
 
2014-08-07 03:40:08 PM  
Is it because they tasted bad?
 
2014-08-07 03:41:01 PM  

Lerxst2k: JURY NULLIFICATION

Dont skip out on jury duty. Its your chance to strike down laws like this.


I live for the day I am on a drug possession jury.
 
2014-08-07 03:41:24 PM  

CarnySaur: Is it because they tasted bad?


I bet he put FROSTING on the brownies.

/that's worth jailin' someone for.
 
2014-08-07 03:41:37 PM  

ManateeGag: should have just shot someone.  that would be a slap on the wrist.


You forgot this is in Williamson County, where if your child says you killed their mom, you are guilty.

They also believe that if the kid says a stranger killed their mom, and not you, well, you still did it and are guilty. And to never mind the odd evidence in the house. We got what we needed from the kid.
 
2014-08-07 03:42:23 PM  

qorkfiend: WalkingCarpet: HST's Dead Carcass:

Not being a Felon and for the most part a law abiding citizen, I'm unsure of how this can be. Can you elaborate a bit on the process of parole and how it can be worse?

/I'm serious, I can't conjure up how supervised freedom is worse than imprisonment.

Because you usually end up as some grill man at a shiatty diner where the manager pays you next to nothing under threat that he'll go to your parole officer if you say anything because that's the only job you can get as a convicted felon.  Then one day someone comes up and asks you to be their wheel man for a bank robbery and Al Pacino shoots you in the head.

The parole officer just tosses you in jail on the say-so of one single diner manager, and you have zero recourse?


It's worse than that. If you try to quit all the trucks come to life.
 
2014-08-07 03:43:10 PM  

www.quickmeme.com

 
2014-08-07 03:43:18 PM  

Heamer: I am 100% pro-legalization, and while I agree that the law is completely f*cking stupid, until it gets changed, you have to abide by it. I constantly take for granted the lax attitudes towards pot here in the Bay Area, but even still, I know not to just whip up my own brownies and start hawking them to people.


This, even ultra-conservative states are pretty lax on simple possession, it's the dealing that carries huge sentences. The laws on dealing are still the law and it is still illegal at a federal level, until that changes (and it will, eventually) you deal you go to prison.
 
2014-08-07 03:43:33 PM  
The laws may be stupid... but don't do the crime if you aren't willing to do the time if you are caught.
 
2014-08-07 03:43:35 PM  
The only reason anyone gets put in jail for weed is because it's illegal.
 
2014-08-07 03:43:44 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass


Wait, wait, wait! There's LEGAL ramifications for a teenagers stupidity? That can't be right...


No, it's not right.

You said "there is... ramifications". You should have said "there are... ramifications".

Also you should have said "a teenager's stupidity". You wanted to show possession so you would need the apostrophe in this case.
 
2014-08-07 03:44:15 PM  

SpectroBoy: [tealdeer.com image 800x600]


Idaho?
 
2014-08-07 03:44:26 PM  

nocturnal001: Wait wait. I thought Texas was full of Independents and Tea Party Libertarians that want to avoid big government?


No, it is full of socially conservative who claim to be the Tea Party.

Which is why there were more people protesting for Gaza the other day than for the abortion doctors who can't get hospital admitting privileges.

And why Wendy Davis isn't even carrying the female vote.
 
2014-08-07 03:44:27 PM  
media2.giphy.com
 
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