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A Florida judge sentenced a man to 60 years in prison for this?
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Yuki_Narukami wrote:

Can someone give me a tl;dr version please?


Judge plays Russian roulette with the sentences he passes.
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This sleazebag judge should be in jail for life for so blatantly abusing his power to destroy lives.
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This is completely ridiculous. It's bad enough that we have 3 strike laws not to mention mandatory minimum sentencing. I believe a punishment should fit the crime but a few bullets (and no gun I might remind you) des NOT equal 60 years. Not when there's rapists and murderers out there getting ten years and less. I watched a show where this man killed his wife after an argument. He got angry, grabbed a gun and shot her in the throat then sat there and held her while she bled for 30 minutes. He finally left and she was able to call 911 and ID him after surgery. She ended up dying as a result of her wound and blood loss and yet he was able to plea to a Manslaughter charge and got less than 12 years which is just sickening. How in the world can someone murder another human and get less time than this guy? What about the guy who got life for stealing a freaking candy bar because it was his third strike? Why do rapists and serial child molesters sometimes get so little time? The system is completely different for those with money vs those who are poor.

And don't even get me started on Judges and prosecutors who flat out lie or are corrupt. Then there's the crime labs that are NOT independent labs but are run by and for the police. But they're all scientist and experts right? Wrong. All you need is a high school diploma to be a ballistics technician or expert. Someone with nothing more than a G.E.D. could be the "expert" testimony that sends you to prison for life. Bogus science, scientific methods that are NOT open to peer review by the scientific community and junk science. For years arson investigators believed that "alligator patterns" on wood meant that an accelerant was used and we now know that is false but some places still use this junk science to convict people of arson. We now know that alligator charring can and does happen with flashover. Most things that burn create their own fuel source, they in essence become fuel just like gas would and cause those patterns. There is NO real scientific evidence that fingerprints are 100% unique. There is no scientific reviews on the veracity of ballistics comparisons. What's the control group? How can they say this bullet is fired from this gun without testing millions of bullets? Did they test one? Ten? Twenty? Who knows? And then there's the fact that crime labs are told who the suspect is. They shouldn't even know who they're looking for. They should only test what they're given with no knowledge of who may or may not be involved. They should be independent third party labs that are NOT run by local state or police officials and should not be beholden to them. There should be some form of oversight for these crime labs which there really isn't. There are countless cases of forensic lab corruption. Just google crime lab or forensic labs corruption. There's been many cases where they never even tested any evidence and just created the results that the prosecutors wanted. They have gotten up on the stand and flat out lied and nothing ever happens to them. Judges and prosecutors who lie or withhold evidence are also never held accountable.

Forensic tests are good tools to use but they are jus that: tools. Instead many "experts" use them as their defining argument with very little or any real science to back them up. A fingerprint alone shouldn't put someone away for life or death. A bullet ballistics comparison alone should not be enough to send you to your death. Now when they're added to eyewitness testimony and other evidence that is great. The ONLY real scientific forensic test is a DNA test because it was created by the scientific community. It has had plenty of peer review and is accepted and accurate by the whole scientific community.

Our justice system needs a massive overhaul from the ground up. Everything from judges (who shouldn't be able to do what they want or sit on a bench for 70 freaking years either) to prosecutors to forensic labs. It all needs to be overhauled. One innocent person in prison is one too many and it happens all the time. Poor people are forced to plead guilty or be punished. Sitting in jail and rotting away while you lose everything because you cannot afford bail is wrong. Right now the whole bail system is being challenged in court and I hope some day the whole notion of bail is gone. All it does is force those without money to give into the demands of a legal system that is supposed to be there to protect them. Innocent until proven guilty means nothing if you're treated as if you're guilty from day one. Innocent people shouldn't sit and rot in jail and if they're innocent until proven guilty then why are they forced to sit in jail? Sorry this is a problem that really bothers me, especially the corruption and lack of oversight in the forensic sciences. Junk science, no real qualifications for what makes someone a forensic scientist and lack of oversight are all just breeding grounds for corruption.
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Yuki_Narukami wrote:

Can someone give me a tl;dr version please?


Doesn't matter, mostly about the judge's history.
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Posted 2/8/16
It's Florida... That's enough said on it's own.
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The disparities here were sickening. Rather clear this judge was either really biased or just gets his jollies playing with his power over people's lives.

Well... at least we don't have to deal with snow.
Posted 2/9/16
Such a clickbait title lol.
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dotsforlife wrote:

It's Florida... That's enough said on it's own.

Go Florida! LOL!!!

A Jupiter man was arrested for throwing a live alligator into a Wendy’s restaurant drive-through east of Loxahatchee, according to our news partners at WPTV News Channel 5.

Joshua James, 23, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, illegally killing, possessing or capturing an alligator, and second-degree larceny petit theft, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.

He has not been released on bail as of Monday afternoon. WPTV reports that the incident occurred in October, but James had only been arrested recently by U.S. Marshals.

Officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told WPTV that James pulled up for his order, and after a server handed a drink and turned around, James tossed the 3 1/2-foot gator into the drive-through window.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/report-jupiter-man-arrested-for-tossing-gator-into/nqL3c/
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Scene at Wendy's
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I didn't read it all but I quickly speed read the first few bits. So basically he got arrested for owning a gun with loads of bullets and having a vehicle with tinted windows? Well I know he didn't actually shoot someone but what did he expect? But then I suppose most Americans will think this is terribly unjust because everyone should be allowed a machine gun because FREEEDOOOMMM~
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VividDreamZ wrote:


dotsforlife wrote:

It's Florida... That's enough said on it's own.

Go Florida! LOL!!!

A Jupiter man was arrested for throwing a live alligator into a Wendy’s restaurant drive-through east of Loxahatchee, according to our news partners at WPTV News Channel 5.

Joshua James, 23, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, illegally killing, possessing or capturing an alligator, and second-degree larceny petit theft, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.

He has not been released on bail as of Monday afternoon. WPTV reports that the incident occurred in October, but James had only been arrested recently by U.S. Marshals.

Officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told WPTV that James pulled up for his order, and after a server handed a drink and turned around, James tossed the 3 1/2-foot gator into the drive-through window.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/report-jupiter-man-arrested-for-tossing-gator-into/nqL3c/


So random.



Ok maybe it wasn't so bad...
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Okay, so the guy did break the law, but.............I've got nothing else here. The judge and his obscenely arbitrary rulings should get him fired, at the very least.
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Posted 2/9/16
I was watching Black Mass last night, really cringed that many of these guys, who've plead guilty to multiple murders only got 5-12 years in prison. This guy, with multiple felonies but with no murder or rape convictions, gets 60 years in prison. Our justice system, is very random... which, imo, makes it more cruel and unusual than most.
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