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(Des Moines Register)   Man gets fifteen months in prison and a $56,000 fine for cutting down more than two dozen black walnut trees   ( desmoinesregister.com) divider line
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2013-05-25 02:48:26 PM  
5 votes:
Golf clap for the sappy tag subby.
2013-05-25 02:51:39 PM  
3 votes:

Peepeye: The fine is enough. Prison time seems a little too much.

This essentially grand theft. He was poaching off federal land to make $$$. I have no problem with this guy spending time in jail.
2013-05-25 03:08:27 PM  
2 votes:
He made off with 24+ trees on government land before anyone noticed ALL BY HIMSELF?
2013-05-25 02:49:09 PM  
2 votes:

serial_crusher: How do you just "get" 15 months?

Maybe there is no literal way to get or gain 15 months, but non-autistic people easily understand the term.
2013-05-26 10:19:01 AM  
1 vote:
He did this on a wildlife preserve.  Tough to maintain the ecosystem to maintain wildiife when some asshole is coming in and cutting down as many trees this guy did.  This wasn't one tree belonging to a neighbor, this was several trees on federally protected land.  One guy shouldn't be able to undermine the mission of a federal agency, so the punishment should be enough to prevent people from trying.  Besides, there is plenty of suburban sprawl.  What is rare is true wilderness and people shouldn't go farking with what little we have left.
2013-05-25 06:08:37 PM  
1 vote:
I am the proud owner of 8 of those black walnut bastards.  Here's what they've done for me.
1. Prevented me from getting DirecTV
2. Given me a squirrel population of approximately 4000
3. Caused huge bare spots in my yard because grass won't grow under them.
4.  Prevented me from having a garden because
     a.  They block the sun
     b.  They make the soil toxic

So yeah.  When he's done with his prison time, he can come HERE.
2013-05-25 03:31:06 PM  
1 vote:
Dye, black walnut.
2013-05-25 03:01:24 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe the guy just hates nigras.
2013-05-25 02:57:38 PM  
1 vote:
fark him. Crimes like this should have harsher punishments than growing or smoking some pot in your own home.
2013-05-25 02:51:01 PM  
1 vote:
Had they been white walnut trees it'd have been 20 yrs minimum.
2013-05-25 02:45:55 PM  
1 vote:
Does he work for Gibson?
2013-05-25 12:26:01 PM  
1 vote:
He got off light.
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