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  •  Our system, in general, gives credit for remorse (0+ / 0-)

    If you commit any crime and seem genuinely sorry that is taken into account in sentencing.

    Obviously, that does not work too well for people who commit crimes for political reasons and who are defiantly not sorry.

    •  What was the crime, anyway? (1+ / 0-)
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      He raised the money to pay for the land.
      They were pissed off because he wasn't buying the land for the purposes of drilling. But he won the bidding, and he had the money to buy the land.

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 09:48:42 PM PDT

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      •  If no crime, then no time (0+ / 1-)
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        I assume he did not fulfill the conditions.

        Hate to break it to you, but pissing off the BLM alone does not get you jail time.  You have to break a law.

        •  actually you are wrong. The (1+ / 0-)
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          law is very "bendable" when you make a joke of authorities. Did you read, above:

          DeChristopher didn't get the two years for what

          he did. The sentencing Judge explicitly stated that the time was for his failure to adopt a better attitude toward the "system" at any point in time prior to the day of sentencing.

          Sorry, as a lawyer I've seen this sort of thing. If he had the money and energy he could have appealed. The trouble is that it would have taken so long that it would have taken longer than serving time.

          I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

          by samddobermann on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 01:08:23 AM PDT

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          •  Laugh... I seriously doubt you are a lawyer (0+ / 1-)
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            Lawyers work with language all the time so they are careful with it.

            You can get jail time after conviction because you do not show remorse, etc.  but you cannot get convicted without violating the law.

            And, by the way, I don't believe the quote for a moment - if it was true instead of a tendentious paraphrase then the poster would have quoted the judge directly and given us a link to the statement.

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