Ambivalence: 98 year sentence and he didn't even kill anyone? WTF??
dookdookdook: 90 years early?I'd treat that the same way I'd treat an unexpected million dollars showing up in my bank account: Immediately converting all my assets to cash and catching the next flight out of the country.
Radak: What colour is he? That's extremely important in determining whether or not the original sentence and the reincarceration were appropriate.
nunyadang: Was he a prior offender? If not 98 years seems excessive
MindStalker: And they will be shocked, shocked I say when his kid becomes delinquent and a criminal himself. If my dad was unfairly taken to jail for the rest of his life, I sure would be pissed at "the system".
Walker: Didn't kill anyone and gets 98 years.The affluenza teen killed 4 people and gets no jail time.
H31N0US: Walker: Didn't kill anyone and gets 98 years.The affluenza teen killed 4 people and gets no jail time.Dude it's not all black and white.Oh wait, yes. Yes it is.
Wasteland: Telling the guy he's free to go and try to rebuild his life, allowing him to do so for several years, successfully... and then dragging the poor bastard back into prison?It may not have been their intention, but I think that should probably cross over the line into cruel and unusual punishment. You could break someone's mind for good with that crap.
JoieD'Zen: 98 years is bullsh*t, and taking him from his family when he'd changed and moved forward is more of a crime than what he did.
starsrift: nunyadang: Was he a prior offender? If not 98 years seems excessiveEven if he was a prior offender, it's excessive for two armed robberies.
Abe Vigoda's Ghost: It would be nice to see exactly what took place in the robberies and kidnapping. Did he beat the people or person that he kidnapped? Were there some circumstances that warranted the 98 year sentence? On the surface it seems excessive, but without knowing the particulars, we're all just having an emotional response to the guy getting sent back to prison.Sure, it seemed the dude turned his life around. I'm sure a few of the Nazis that escaped capture became productive members of society at some point.I Godwin'd the thread!
brimed03: starsrift: nunyadang: Was he a prior offender? If not 98 years seems excessiveEven if he was a prior offender, it's excessive for two armed robberies.Kidnapping as well. That was probably the main issue. But yes, 98 years seems excessive. It also seems weird that even with a concurrent sentence he'd be eligible for parole in just 8.But given that he'd reformed himself (American prisons don't get the credit), it's a shame they didn't let him be.
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