'Barbie Bandit' Mastermind Gets 25 Years

'Barbie Bandit' Mastermind Gets 25 Years

There are 149 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Mar 25, 2008, titled 'Barbie Bandit' Mastermind Gets 25 Years. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

A Cobb County Superior Court judge has sentenced the accused mastermind in the so-called "Barbie Bandits" case.

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Damon

Atlanta, GA

#2 Mar 25, 2008
Ok if I'm reading and hearing this correct, THEY are the ones that actually did the crime. THEY are the ones that walked in the bank and handed the note. THEY are the ones that were on camera shopping and enjoying what THEY stole. So why did THEY get such a low sentence?
NO JUSTICE 2

Lithia Springs, GA

#3 Mar 25, 2008
No-Justice wrote:
Looks to me like justice wasn't served here. Those girls got a slap on the wrist. It appears that "race" has everything to do with it..."mastermind???? " - yeah right!!! Those girls were "accomplices" and should have been charged as such!!!!!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accomplice
I totally agree!!!!!
Cyndi

United States

#4 Mar 25, 2008
I agree justice wasn't fair. They should all have to serve equal time.
WOW

Atlanta, GA

#5 Mar 25, 2008
WOW,THAT AMAZING ROBBERY AND YOU GET TEN YEARS PROBATION,BUT YET SOME 13YRS OLD GETS 10YRS FOR THE SAME CRIME,WHERE IS THE JUSTICE
Lucy

United States

#6 Mar 25, 2008
I hate that I have to agree with No-Justice. How come this couple of girls got that sentece. They went and commited a crime for God sake. They went willingly, nobody force them or trick them. This is wrong,sick and wrong.
WHO IS THIS JUDGE

Atlanta, GA

#8 Mar 25, 2008
THOSE GIRLS WERE OF AGE AND KNEW EVERYTHING THAT THEY WERE DOING
Dude

Atlanta, GA

#9 Mar 25, 2008
I agree that the Barbie bandits should have gotten stronger sentences. However, the Barbie Bandits pled guilty and expressed remorse from the very beginning. The others involved did not and chose to go to trial.
Damon

Atlanta, GA

#11 Mar 25, 2008
comment wrote:
These were two precious girls who had their minds held hostage by this mean and viscious black guy who held their minds captive while they went into the bank and robbed it. Then they went on shopping sprees to spend the money but their minds were still being held by the mean black guy who ordered them the shop. So that is why they get nothing while he gets put in jail where he is supposed to be anyway.(sarcastically speaking)
You had me wondering at first........
jackie

United States

#12 Mar 25, 2008
you mean to tell me people do not think this is fair but yet we have brian nicholes setting in jail for cold blooded murder, what the hell is wrong with you people. get real what they did is not right, but they didnt hurt anyone,
acb

Ellenwood, GA

#13 Mar 25, 2008
Dude wrote:
I agree that the Barbie bandits should have gotten stronger sentences. However, the Barbie Bandits pled guilty and expressed remorse from the very beginning. The others involved did not and chose to go to trial.
Yes, and the "mastermind" was on probation and the teller was arrested for drug trafficing and had also stolen from the bank before.

This played a part in the sentancing.

Sorry folks, but I don't think race had anything to do with it. It was more about having no prior arrests. These other two had long criminal histories. They had none.
Michael

Kernersville, NC

#14 Mar 25, 2008
jackie wrote:
you mean to tell me people do not think this is fair but yet we have brian nicholes setting in jail for cold blooded murder, what the hell is wrong with you people. get real what they did is not right, but they didnt hurt anyone,
Nichols is will be tried separately. What does he have to do with this case?
Earl Robinson

Atlanta, GA

#15 Mar 25, 2008
how do you rob a bank and get ten years probation?
Truth fighter

United States

#16 Mar 25, 2008
Call the Cobb County Superior Court and ask how could this be right.
Wow

Atlanta, GA

#17 Mar 25, 2008
Earl Robinson wrote:
how do you rob a bank and get ten years probation?
Because they were not charged with "bank robbery" because it was a set up crime by the teller and the "mastermind".

Still, I'd have like to see them do more time like 5 years each for this stupid fake robbery.
Renee

Hiawassee, GA

#18 Mar 25, 2008
No-Justice wrote:
Looks to me like justice wasn't served here. Those girls got a slap on the wrist. It appears that "race" has everything to do with it..."mastermind???? " - yeah right!!! Those girls were "accomplices" and should have been charged as such!!!!!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accomplice
I agree they didn't get what they deserved, BUT do you have to throw the race card in here?? Why does someone always have to do that? Makes me angry. I don't care what color/race you are, if you do a crime they need to pay for it.
Mike

Charlotte, NC

#19 Mar 25, 2008
Is it me or does this seem racially bias? The women who actualy went into the bank demaning money or they would blow the teller away only get 2 years in prison? The men who think up the idea and are black but were nowhere near the bank get 10 and 25 years respectively?? And they say we've moved beyond race in this country...YEAH RIGHT!
Wow your serious too

Buford, GA

#21 Mar 25, 2008
Wow wrote:
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Because they were not charged with "bank robbery" because it was a set up crime by the teller and the "mastermind".
Still, I'd have like to see them do more time like 5 years each for this stupid fake robbery.
Agreed. If they have got more time then I could handle the 25 years better.
Carlea

Atlanta, GA

#22 Mar 25, 2008
The master mind gets 25 years for coming up with the robbery plan, but the gun toting executors of the plan gets little to no time. Where is the justice in this? This judge should be ashamed!
LAtoGA

Mableton, GA

#23 Mar 25, 2008
acb wrote:
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Yes, and the "mastermind" was on probation and the teller was arrested for drug trafficing and had also stolen from the bank before.
This played a part in the sentancing.
Sorry folks, but I don't think race had anything to do with it. It was more about having no prior arrests. These other two had long criminal histories. They had none.
I don't care if they had criminal records before and these barbie girls did not. They all participated in this crime; they all should do the same time. Another case of unequal justice. This is why the justice system must be changed.
Carlea

Atlanta, GA

#25 Mar 25, 2008
Damon wrote:
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You had me wondering at first........
Good thing I read all the way to the end. That's right, and as ridiculous as that sound, that is what the media would have us to believe is truth. Has all the world gone MAD???

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