No wonder Calif prisons are overcrowded: Terminally ill man sentenced to 21 years...

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    Is justice in Calif blind (to common sense)?



    Man, 71, gets 21 years for wheelchair bank robbery - FoxNews.com
     
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    So sick people should not be held legally responsible for their criminal behavior?
     
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    Calif is going broke, and threatening to release thousands of criminals back into society. Their prisons are overcrowded, partly because of one size fits all 3 strikes sentencing laws.

    Common sense tells me that the man had an emotional meltdown, and lost it. 21 years for a robbery with a fake gun in a wheelchair? :cuckoo:
     
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    So you DO think a sick person should be excused for breaking the law, good to know.
     
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    i dont think its as much as sick people being excused ...as it is...mercy.....showing mercy....with that said....the lockebie bomber was shown mercy and look at the public outcry....should the justice system be without mercy?
     
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    And he is not dead. He should have remained in prison. He murdered almost 300 people. He went home to a Hero's welcome.

    As for this guy, he stated he wanted to be locked up. If the DA simply let him go we have no reason to believe he would not have gotten a real gun and escalated his attempts to get locked up.

    HE ROBBED A BANK. He did so with what the employees and customers believed was a firearm. He is where he belongs.
     
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    I think he needed to secure his 3 meals a day and shelter, and did so. Medical care to boot. ;)
     

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