Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Cutting Lake Tahoe Trees
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#1 Feb 28, 2008
Are you kidding me???? 10 years prison and 250,000 per tree???? While I appreciate the need to preserve the clarity and beauty of our jewel, Lake Tahoe, let's make the punishment more appropriate. 10 years seems a bit excessive - especially since murderers, rapists and child molesters can get out in 10 years or less. Get real. Let's leave the harsher sentences/punishments for the sick individuals that are truly deserving of long prison sentences.
#2 Feb 28, 2008
Ten years in prison is a bit much. The rich people up at Incline might not stop chopping down trees even at $250,000 per tree so I say keep the fine and make it five years in prison. The woman went on to Forest Service property to cut down trees that can't be replaced to get a clear view of Lake Tahoe. If they don't stop other people with high fines AND a prison sentence, pretty soon Tahoe won't have any trees at all since everyone will want a lake view.
As far as 'sick individuals,' it's pretty sick to remove something that doesn't even belong to you. This woman's sense of entitlement is incredible. Book her, Danno!
#3 Feb 28, 2008
To Reno redhard! You are a sadist. This woman did noy ruin anything that can not be replaced. and as far as the Fine , Well lets face it the county, the state , the country is so money hungery that the only thing that they think of is if the fine will fill the coffers ofthe office. For one I believe that comuunity serve in replacing the tree's is a goog start. The rest of the story should be taken from there and stop trying to convict those that have not done any real harm.
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