- Nov 16, 2016
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Oh sure. Liberals get bound up when some rich guy gets away with some bullshit.1. YOur assumption that only "conservatives" have been unhappy about criminals getting off after committing serious crimes, is not what I have seen.
2. As a society we should be able to distinguish between a poacher who is hunting out of season and a woman protecting her house. That we cannot, is a sign of something deeply wrong with us.
3. Kyle should NOT go to jail. I understand your unhappiness with our justice system. But, he was actually defending himself from an attack, and if the Law cannot tell that, because of a technicality, that is a major problem with either the Justice system or the law, if not both.
But to number two. It’s the law is the defense of the Conservatives love child. The cops. The cops shrug and argue they did not write the laws. Well they do. They write the laws like the LEOBR and anyone who wants to be re-elected had better support it and get it through.
Look at some of the other threads on this very board. See the outrage of the Conservatives over anyone getting away with anything? Mention OJ Simpson and watch the heads explode.
A prosecutor is awful over a few little policy changes. Rapists and Murderers will be running around like Mad Max. Flooding the streets. They know the Bail system is unfair and they like it that way. So how long before they start pushing laws to prohibit release on anything but billion dollar bail?
Kyle deserves prison as much as anyone else who has been sentenced over the letter of the law violations. What makes him special? What makes him better than the Air Guard officer who leant a rifle to a friend? What makes him more worthy than a woman who was sent up for possession of drugs. It wasn’t hers. The Prosecutor admitted that her boyfriend had hidden it at her apartment. But the law said she was in possession and the law says she goes to prison. So she went.
Thousands of cases every year. Millions in my lifetime alone. What makes Kyle more deserving of special consideration than the thousands of others who were innocent in spirit but guilty by the letter? Why should those thousands suffer while Kyle doesn’t?
This is the Justice system you and other tough on crime sorts wanted. Enjoy it. Don’t cry and complain when your friends or heroes are targeted. Don’t scream about how unfair it is. Just take solace that we are tough on crime and sure some innocents go to jail. But they were guilty of something or they wouldn’t be there.