Fourth marijuana conviction gets Slidell man life in prison

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    May 09, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    ...and the bankers and financiers of the US are free after nearly wrecking the economy!

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2011/05/fourth_marijuana_conviction_ge.html#incart_hbx
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    May 09, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    Anybody stupid enough to commit a crime a FOURTH TIME after getting probation the first three times, deserves to be put away.
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    May 09, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidAnybody stupid enough to commit a crime a FOURTH TIME after getting probation the first three times, deserves to be put away.


    Life for pot? Taxpayers should be outraged. How much will we pay to keep this person in jail for the rest of his life?
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    May 09, 2011 3:25 AM GMT
    That's sad
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    May 09, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    turbobilly said
    Webster666 saidAnybody stupid enough to commit a crime a FOURTH TIME after getting probation the first three times, deserves to be put away.


    Life for pot? Taxpayers should be outraged. How much will we pay to keep this person in jail for the rest of his life?


    After googling the cost it varies from state to state, but hovers around 50$ a day, or about $20,000 a year...
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    May 09, 2011 3:47 AM GMT
    I've never smoked pot in my life and this sentence handed down was idiotic.

    If anything we should decriminalize pot. It'd put drug dealers out of business and something tells me it wouldn't be such a big deal unless a person became addicted. And that would be attributal to the addict's personality; not the pot itself.
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    May 09, 2011 3:56 AM GMT
    This is retarded. I think that's really all there is to say about it.

    ssguy69 saidI've never smoked pot in my life and this sentence handed down was idiotic.

    If anything we should decriminalize pot. It'd put drug dealers out of business and something tells me it wouldn't be such a big deal unless a person became addicted. And that would be attributal to the addict's personality; not the pot itself.

    You don't get addicted to pot. You fall in love with the stuff, but it's not an addiction. Trust me, I've smoked cigarettes and pot; I know the difference.
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    May 09, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
    He wasn't convicted of possession, he was convicted of dealing. And he was doing it out of the house he shared his with his mother and child.

    That said, LIFE? For Real? He deserves a spanking but that's ridiculous.
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    May 09, 2011 4:09 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidAnybody stupid enough to commit a crime a FOURTH TIME after getting probation the first three times, deserves to be put away.


    Yeah, but LIFE......for a plant that grows from the Earth?
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    May 09, 2011 4:13 AM GMT
    Take away his license, make him pay a huge fine, whatnot, but life in prison is just wrong. Afterall, he didn't hurt anyone directly or intentionally, except for himself.

    I can see the root of the reason as to why the govt prohibits marijuana, but the regulation and its consequences has been way overplayed.
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    May 09, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidAnybody stupid enough to commit a crime a FOURTH TIME after getting probation the first three times, deserves to be put away.
    If being gay were a crime (which in many countries it is), would you make that same statement if it were a gay man who got caught four times?
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    May 09, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
    Somebody must be benefitting from these ludicrous sentences in the USA.. Prison supply companies, conctractors, employment?
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    May 09, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
    Why oh why don't we just let adults smoke, drink, ingest, inject, absorb, etc. whatever they want? Do we really need Big Brother babysitting us? Mother nature will take care of the idiots for us via overdose (preferrable before they have the opportunity to reproduce. And she will those who use harmless drugs like marijuana alone, as we should do.
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    May 09, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    Hell.. alcohol is far deadlier than pot.............. and we dont throw repeat drunk drivers away for life. we dont even convict them for life for a DUI manslaughter!
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    May 09, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    Since I live here, I'll give you my take on this from a local's point of view....

    Years ago when crime got bad in New Orleans, a lot of white people fled to New Orleans East to escape the criminal element (White Flight.) Of course crime followed them there too because you can't run from crime....you have to stand your ground and fight it. Anyway, New Orleans East became a hot-bed of crime and still is today. So these same people who originally fled to New Orleans East, then ran to the Northshore which is where Slidell is located. My guess is that this judge did this to send a strong message to the residents of New Orleans East to "stay the hell where you are!" Just my opinion.
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    May 09, 2011 4:26 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidSomebody must be benefitting from these ludicrous sentences in the USA.. Prison supply companies, conctractors, employment?
    The governor of FL is going to make the prisons private contractors now.. who do YOU think is benefiting?
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    May 09, 2011 4:28 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidSince I live here, I'll give you my take on this from a local's point of view....

    Years ago when crime got bad in New Orleans, a lot of white people fled to New Orleans East to escape the criminal element (White Flight.) Of course crime followed them there too because you can't run from crime....you have to stand your ground and fight it. Anyway, New Orleans East became a hot-bed of crime and still is today. So these same people who originally fled to New Orleans East, then ran to the Northshore which is where Slidell is located. My guess is that this judge did this to send a strong message to the residents of New Orleans East to "stay the hell where you are!" Just my opinion.
    If pot las decriminalized.. the crime rate would plummet.
    Dont need dealers if you can buy it at 7-11!
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    May 09, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    That's some bullshit right there!
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    May 09, 2011 4:32 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidSince I live here, I'll give you my take on this from a local's point of view....

    Years ago when crime got bad in New Orleans, a lot of white people fled to New Orleans East to escape the criminal element (White Flight.) Of course crime followed them there too because you can't run from crime....you have to stand your ground and fight it. Anyway, New Orleans East became a hot-bed of crime and still is today. So these same people who originally fled to New Orleans East, then ran to the Northshore which is where Slidell is located. My guess is that this judge did this to send a strong message to the residents of New Orleans East to "stay the hell where you are!" Just my opinion.


    The people of the Northshore should get with the program and raise property taxes sky high if they wish to keep out the "undesirables".....it works! icon_lol.gif
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    May 09, 2011 4:35 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    Scruffypup saidSince I live here, I'll give you my take on this from a local's point of view....

    Years ago when crime got bad in New Orleans, a lot of white people fled to New Orleans East to escape the criminal element (White Flight.) Of course crime followed them there too because you can't run from crime....you have to stand your ground and fight it. Anyway, New Orleans East became a hot-bed of crime and still is today. So these same people who originally fled to New Orleans East, then ran to the Northshore which is where Slidell is located. My guess is that this judge did this to send a strong message to the residents of New Orleans East to "stay the hell where you are!" Just my opinion.
    If pot las decriminalized.. the crime rate would plummet.
    Dont need dealers if you can buy it at 7-11!


    Yeah, you're preaching to the choir here. This guy was really stupid to move out of New Orleans because at least here they don't even take you to jail for pot possession. They just write you a ticket.
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    May 09, 2011 4:37 AM GMT
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    Scruffypup saidSince I live here, I'll give you my take on this from a local's point of view....

    Years ago when crime got bad in New Orleans, a lot of white people fled to New Orleans East to escape the criminal element (White Flight.) Of course crime followed them there too because you can't run from crime....you have to stand your ground and fight it. Anyway, New Orleans East became a hot-bed of crime and still is today. So these same people who originally fled to New Orleans East, then ran to the Northshore which is where Slidell is located. My guess is that this judge did this to send a strong message to the residents of New Orleans East to "stay the hell where you are!" Just my opinion.
    If pot las decriminalized.. the crime rate would plummet.
    Dont need dealers if you can buy it at 7-11!


    Yeah, you're preaching to the choir here. .
    Then lets go to church! Lite one up!
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    May 09, 2011 4:57 AM GMT
    I'm glad Louisiana residents will be footing an approximately $35,000-dollar-a-year bill for the next 40 years or so for this. More as this guy gets older and needs medical care. Smart move, Louisiana. You don't even pay your school teachers that much.

    The US has 4.5% of the world's population, and nearly 25% of all the world's prison population. More than China, Russia, and all the dictatorships we criticize.

    Shouldn't we be ashamed? Land of the free? We are the land of the imprisoned, more than any other country on Earth, more than any in all of history.
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    May 09, 2011 5:03 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidAnybody stupid enough to commit a crime a FOURTH TIME after getting probation the first three times, deserves to be put away.


    You have to be kidding me....It's pot. Have you ever smoked it?
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    May 09, 2011 5:38 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI'm glad Louisiana residents will be footing an approximately $35,000-dollar-a-year bill for the next 40 years or so for this. More as this guy gets older and needs medical care. Smart move, Louisiana. You don't even pay your school teachers that much.

    The US has 4.5% of the world's population, and nearly 25% of all the world's prison population. More than China, Russia, and all the dictatorships we criticize.

    Shouldn't we be ashamed? Land of the free? We are the land of the imprisoned, more than any other country on Earth, more than any in all of history.


    According to Obama America is "One Nation Under God!" But Red you don't have it as bad as your half brothers the gays, who never lived most of their lives with the equality, you enjoyed for soooo long; your just acting all precious right now.
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    May 09, 2011 6:12 AM GMT
    UtahCapita said
    Webster666 saidAnybody stupid enough to commit a crime a FOURTH TIME after getting probation the first three times, deserves to be put away.


    You have to be kidding me....It's pot. Have you ever smoked it?



    That's not really the point. He wasn't just smoking it, he was dealing it and, fair or not, it's against the law. He kept getting convicted and the guy just kept thumbing his nose at the law as if the laws don't apply to him. Granted, life in prison is absurd, but he deserved a harsh sentence for being an idiot and not getting a clue after conviction #3.