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January 30, 2012

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ColorBlindJustice

Robbing a bank by any means -- even with a clever note and charming smile -- should minimally warrant 30 years in the slam. (Personally, I'd prefer summary execution.)

After all, we're not talking about the unarmed stealing a loaf of bread to feed a child. We're talking about robbing a bank with a big gun. That any tax dollars at all are being expended in entertaining this low-life violent criminal's appeal speaks volumes about our bleeding-heart judiciary.

Avon

Hm.
"There's always a risk," the government will argue, that you're breaking the law. Lose your license for a year for first-offense speeding 10 miles over the limit ... if your engine has more than 300 cubic inches? Ten years for giving a hitchhiker a ride ... if they're under 16? Who knew? Guilt is supposed to be beyond a reasonable doubt, not "always a risk."

Next we'll have enhanced penalties for robbery if the plastic gun *looks like* a machine gun instead of a military rifle.

I just don't buy that that should be justice.

Jay Dee

Well, it would also depend on whose definition of machine gun is used. The BATFE has declared a shoe string to be a machine gun. If anyone possessed a shoe string on the date of the crime then the law would apply.

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