wesmon: The megabank HSBC gets caught blatantly laundering hundreds of millions of dolalrs for the Sinaloa cartel, one of the most bloody of Mexican drug gangs. No one is even prosecuted.A sister and brother in Missouri get busted with a few plants. Several years in prison.Yeah, this is the United States I have come to expect. Different laws for different classes of people.
Langdon_777: Let us not compare it too murder/manslaughter sentences. let us compare it too rape and assault sentences.I would call a pot grower 'friend' waaaay before I called a rapist or violet person 'friend'. I would disown a friend who became a rapist but pot grower not so much.
jshine: wesmon: The megabank HSBC gets caught blatantly laundering hundreds of millions of dolalrs for the Sinaloa cartel, one of the most bloody of Mexican drug gangs. No one is even prosecuted.A sister and brother in Missouri get busted with a few plants. Several years in prison.Yeah, this is the United States I have come to expect. Different laws for different classes of people.Isn't HSBC British/Scottish?
PreMortem: Judge in question:[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 554x434]Seriously hope they get some kind of favorable ruling in appeal, if it can be appealed.
Aigoo: PreMortem: Judge in question:[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 554x434]Seriously hope they get some kind of favorable ruling in appeal, if it can be appealed.I don't think you can appeal your own guilty plea.That judge is an idiot, out to prove a point. Said he was perfectly happy to give them 120 days each until he got pissed off at their lawyer, then took it out on them.Just because something is legal doesn't make it right. I can't seem to find where the prosecution had to prove its case (missing evidence, no warrant to enter for initial search)... but the defendants certainly had to prove their innocence. Pretty sure that's ass-backwards. The judge and every LEO involved should be fired and barred from having anything to do with anything remotely resembling law enforcement (and that includes rent-a-cop) ever again.
Skr: Well those 20 plants are enough to kill 100 kids when they inject it. Punishment definitely fits the crime.
CruiserTwelve: I keep forgetting that cannabis is still illegal in most places.
SevenizGud: FTFA:The DePriests spent two years and tens of thousands of dollars fighting their case before deciding to plead guilty. Proceeding to trial would have cost another $4,000, Natalie said, and "we were broke."Stopped. Reading. There.If I am the judge in this case, then I give them 15 years for aggravated stupidity, and to separate them from society so that the stupid doesn't rub off on innocent citizens of the community.In other news, it really is against federal law to grow a weed on your own property for your own use, even when it is legal in your state. Think about that for a second. What do you imagine the framers of our Constitution would think of that? Land of the free? Really?
Bigdogdaddy: Hard to claim 20 pot plants is for personal use. That probably wouldn't fly even in Washington or Colorado.
TomD9938: Hit for distribution, it sounds like.
Nidiot: CruiserTwelve: I keep forgetting that cannabis is still illegal in most places.Only a matter of time before it is no longer illegal anywhere. Just imagine how much jail space that will free up for actual criminals, you know, the sort that actually harm people.
mcnguyen: Every one of the sick farks who were involved in sending these people to jail should be ashamed of themselves. They won't be, of course.
SevenizGud: I give them 15 years for aggravated stupidity
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