Friday, January 25, 2008

925- EQUAL JUSTICE

YOU MUST READ THE WHOLE STORY
The Story Here...
Lawyer questions lopsided sentences
A former local principal who admitted stealing $37,000 from a school gets five months in prison. But a Palauan man convicted of stealing a mere $24 worth of copper wire receives two years in prison.
If you haven't read the whole story this post won't make a lot of sense to you. But I think the judge is on the right track with the wire thief. These thieves needed a message sent to them and in my book it was this sentence.. This sentence was appropriate...
But on the other hand, the inappropriate sentence was for the school principal who got off too easily. Now the problem, as I see it, reducing the thief's sentence is not the right thing to do, but the principal really needed a stiffer one. I would think that can't be changed at this point in time but in the future that type of 'white collar' crime needs stiffer sentences. This then brings me to the question of government and elected officials, there seems to be no consequences for their wrong doings, if fact they are not even taken to trial ..
So whats up with this lopsided justice system? What must be done to place everyone on a level playing field? If you ask me I'll tell you that I think, "this never will ever be corrected as long as the good ole boys club runs the government. I believe it will take a whole new generation, and then some more to ever get rid of the unbalanced justice system!" Also, an elected attorney general would help. What say ye?
.....GED.....

1 comment:

lil_hammerhead said...

I thought the exact same way when I read this story. Certainly the Palauan man shouldn't have his sentence reduced.. the copper wire theft has to stop, and his argument that he just lost his father and was distraught was just silly. Having said that, The Principal got off way way way too easy. $37,000! and only gets a few months. Ridiculous! Her sentence does need review. So, while I don't agree that the copper-wire thief's sentence should be reduced, he does have an argument regarding the equity in sentencing.