Two Plead Guilty In Moonsine Case

Two Plead Guilty In Moonsine Case

There are 15 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Oct 17, 2007, titled Two Plead Guilty In Moonsine Case. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Two northeast Georgia men pleaded guilty Wednesday to running a moonshine still hidden in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

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Clifford

United States

#1 Oct 17, 2007
THE GOOD GUYS WON THIS TIME!!
atl boy

United States

#2 Oct 18, 2007
I find it amazing that someone can get more time for moonshining than illegal drugs. Next time they need to get a license to make biofuel, then it would be legal. Talk about wasting tax dollars, this is a prime example. Time to rewrite the laws, heavy time should be only handed out if the booze was deadly, people made sick etc. Not for failing to pay taxes.
Bet if these guys were mexican they would be treated different.
ADC

United States

#3 Oct 18, 2007
atl boy wrote:
I find it amazing that someone can get more time for moonshining than illegal drugs. Next time they need to get a license to make biofuel, then it would be legal. Talk about wasting tax dollars, this is a prime example. Time to rewrite the laws, heavy time should be only handed out if the booze was deadly, people made sick etc. Not for failing to pay taxes.
Bet if these guys were mexican they would be treated different.
If you do the crime, you do the time. These gentlemen knew that there were significant penalties for their criminal behavior when the began their criminal enterprise.

I too believe that there seems to be a great disparity in the measurement of justice as it relates to different crimes but the reality remains that these men, with reasonable forthought chose to set up a criminal enterprise and for that they must pay the price.

It is ironic that could have used their special skills and made biofuel...they probably could have applied for a received tax breaks and made more money that way.
Wise Guy

Atlanta, GA

#4 Oct 18, 2007
Do I hear "Dueling Banjos" playing in the background?
07 Jeeper

United States

#5 Oct 18, 2007
is this really that big of a deal in todays day and age??

i have 4 liquor stores within 2 miles of me right now... so what... make your own

Since: Sep 07

Atlanta, GA

#7 Oct 18, 2007
07 Jeeper wrote:
is this really that big of a deal in todays day and age??
i have 4 liquor stores within 2 miles of me right now... so what... make your own
Unfortunately, the laws are the laws. We may not agree with many of them (I know I don't), but that doesn't give us the right to knowingly break them.
nico

Secaucus, NJ

#8 Oct 18, 2007
free the moonshiners. everyone makes mistakes. i'm sure they regret.

blah blah blah

Like that? I'm doing my impression of T.I. supporters.
beachbum129

Milledgeville, GA

#9 Oct 18, 2007
There is a reason our country spends so much money on prisons and have such a high percentage of citizens serving hard time. Dumb laws with dumber sentences. Of course it's illegal to make, transport and sell moonshine. But, hey, in the grand scheme of things it not that big a deal as long as the quality was not lethal. Hey, we'd not have NASCAR were it not for moonshine. Give them each a couple years in the pokey and let it go. We got way bigger fish to fry in Georgia that a few colorful throwbacks to a simplier time.
Dave

United States

#10 Oct 18, 2007
The laws do not seem to fit the crimes anymore. Prison time should be for crimes of violence. 35 years? I don't want to pay taxes to feed and house someone for 35 years for moonshine.
Apalled

United States

#11 Oct 18, 2007
I did not know that they still made home made whiskey.
Clay

Bronx, NY

#12 Oct 18, 2007
This is ridiculous. These guys are going to get more time for moonshining than that prick Vick is getting for killing animals. Something is wrong with this system... don't even get me started.

BTW... have you had peach moonshine? It is awesome!
Clay

Bronx, NY

#13 Oct 18, 2007
they sensored my word above, but it was P R I C K.
KeepinItReal

United States

#14 Oct 18, 2007
We are becoming more like the Getto everday!!! Church, gas station, beer store on every corner. We wonder why our children end up like they are!!!!
KeepinItReal

United States

#15 Oct 18, 2007
Clay wrote:
This is ridiculous. These guys are going to get more time for moonshining than that prick Vick is getting for killing animals. Something is wrong with this system... don't even get me started.
BTW... have you had peach moonshine? It is awesome!
Vick is getting more time for killing dogs then the police are getting for killing un-armed childen in FL. Not Guilty they say...HA! But the family get 5 million dollars. Who gives a s h i t about the money.
WANT TO KNOW

United States

#16 Nov 10, 2007
It seems as if this county is living back in the day booze was prohibited.Judges, courts, and LE get away with everything.

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