anyone hear about this chick gettin 10 years for $31 worth of pot?

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Posted: 2/3/2012 11:38:15 AM
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Originally Posted by spiff:



This was your response to the question "In your opinion here, does the punishment fit the crime?"

"The punishment is correct." Really?

This lady was originally sentenced to 12 years as a first time offender. She got another 2 years added for ultra-stupidity and then later a judge knocked off 4 years.

This article from the same neck of the woods about a crime committed just 6 months prior.

To summarize, a twice previous DUI offender killed 2 people on her third offense. She was sentenced to 12 years for each count of manslaughter (consecutive). Since that is the punishment handed down then it must also be correct.

So according to the sentencing guidelines in Oklahoma, getting caught selling marijuana the first time is the equivalent of getting intoxicated and killing 1 person on a third DUI offense.

Yes, as it stands selling marijuana is illegal and if caught the offender must deal with the consequences. However, do you really believe that 12 years in this case is appropriate for the crime?

If it was your (and yours alone) responsibility to set sentences for all crimes, are you saying you would assign 12 years to this? If so, then what would you set for the manslaughter case referenced above?



Well said Spliff, its so friggin obvious..... sheeple will never get it! Wally this means u

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Posted: 2/3/2012 11:42:42 AM
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Easy misfit, wallstreet is damn good people. He has his opinion and hasn't backed off. I happen to disagree with some of it but do so respectfully.

Easy search everyone is intitled to their opinion and to tear down anothers... its called freedom of speech, or does this have "stipulations" now! U must be running too, Wallys Vice Pres.?Just my opinion

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Posted: 2/3/2012 2:38:27 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by LHSsoccer13:

Beer and liquor is legal.  Drugs and pills are not (unless prescribed).  Two different things all together.

 

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Posted: 2/4/2012 3:13:45 AM
If the crime is so severe she shouldnt have any weed  
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Posted: 2/4/2012 9:51:21 AM
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Originally Posted by dogunder:

If the crime is so severe she shouldnt have any weed  

 Thats the point it should not be so severe this is what needs to change the gov. is friggin us get it.........

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Posted: 2/4/2012 10:57:37 AM
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Originally Posted by spiff:

"When Spottedcrow was booked, after her sentence was handed down, marijuana was found in the jacket she was wearing. She pleaded guilty to that additional charge and was sentenced to two years running concurrent with the previous sentence."

I would agree that 10 years seems extreme for a first time offender convicted of selling marijuana. However, I am having trouble finding sympathy for a person that carries marijuana into booking after being sentenced for a drug conviction.



Yes indeed.  But stupidity is not a crime.  This story is a perfect example of stupidity though... on the part of the justice system.

For her to get sentenced for 10 years is a crime in and of itself.

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Posted: 2/4/2012 11:03:39 AM

people who see this as justice are everything that is wrong with the U.S............. 

 

It's cool, I'm just gonna go down to the liquor store and have the alcohol dealer sell me 3 bottles of whiskey and I'm gonna get fucked up.- I'm sure me drinking three bottles of whiskey is safer than someone smoking a joint anyway............ 

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Posted: 2/4/2012 11:08:01 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by wallstreetcappers:


Is it illegal?

Yes..

Was she selling?

Yes..

Drug dealers get a higher sentence, end of story.

Lots of better things to do with life than to sell or smoke pot recreationally.




Wallstreet... the punishment has to fit the crime.  You can't put somebody behind bars for 10 years for selling $31 worth of marijuana.  You just can't do that.  

The people responsible for deciding and implementing this sentence should be put behind bars for 10 years. 

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Posted: 2/4/2012 11:13:46 AM

This country is full of dumb people.  It's safe to assume that there are some really dumb people in Oklahoma to sentence someone for 10 years for this. 

Simply nothing short of sheer stupidity.

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