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There are 32 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 17, 2011, titled Man who shot at police gets 3-year sentence | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in prison for shooting at a Columbus police officer during a raid on a South Side apartment last year.

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The Observer

Galloway, OH

#2 Jun 17, 2011
What the hell is this? 3 lousy years for trying to kill a cop doing his job trying to rid our streets of drugs and thugs? Who the hell is this Judge Julie Lynch? What a worthless judge. Lemme guess. The guy's lawyer contributes to her campaign, right? Yeah, that would explain it.
The Observer

Galloway, OH

#3 Jun 17, 2011
Where are all the comments from police officers on here? Cops should be outraged over this.
Columbus IT worker

Columbus, OH

#4 Jun 17, 2011
It is sentances like this one that lead to more and more violent felons on our streets. The Police Officer killed near Springfield was shot by a repeat offender for shooting at Cops. In my humble opinion, anyone capable of shooting at cops should be shot back at by the cops with intent to kill not wound or disarm. If they are willing to kill police officers what will they do to the unarmed citizen.

Since: Feb 10

Columbus, Ohio

#5 Jun 17, 2011
What a sad joke this is! So here we have an ex-convict, drug head, and thief. He takes a gun, which he is not even permitted to own, and tries to murder a cop. This freaking incompetent libtard judge only gives him 3 years in jail. Shame on you Judge Julie Lynch! Go find another job! You have become a complete failure as a judge!

All of you liberals who are constantly complaining about gun violence can call up Judge Lynch and thank her when this POS gets out of prison and is successful at killing someone. Hopefully it wonít be a member of your family!

Does anyone else find it odd that our anti-gun mayor and city council are not crying foul at lenient sentences like this? They seem to be too busy trying to make it illegal for law abiding citizens to buy target pistols and hunting rifles from a legal gun show. What hypocrites!
Buckguy

United States

#6 Jun 17, 2011
So having some cocaine gets you 5 years and you can shoot at a cop for 3. Not bad.
Really

Columbus, OH

#7 Jun 17, 2011
Lynch was probably afraid that someone might see that nasty crack going up the stairs at the new courthouse.

We have the power to vote this joke of a judge out come election time.

DOWN WITH JULIE LYNCH!!!!
The Observer wrote:
What the hell is this? 3 lousy years for trying to kill a cop doing his job trying to rid our streets of drugs and thugs? Who the hell is this Judge Julie Lynch? What a worthless judge. Lemme guess. The guy's lawyer contributes to her campaign, right? Yeah, that would explain it.

Since: Aug 10

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#9 Jun 17, 2011
Where is the outrage when a non-cop gets shot at and the perp only gets three years? When did we as a society decide that careers decide worth? If a street sweeper is killed does his family not mourn and have a loss as great as a cop's family?

It's correct that this scum should be put away for much more than three years. But not because his intended victim was a cop. Anyone who without justifiable cause attempts to murder someone should get a very long if not a life sentence.
Just Saying

Columbus, OH

#10 Jun 17, 2011
Wonder what he would have gotten if he wasn't such a bad shot?
Barney19

Columbus, OH

#12 Jun 17, 2011
SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2008 3:21 AM
BY BRUCE CADWALLADER
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

DispatchPolitics

"The three toughest judges on the bench are the three lowest judges in the poll," said Common Pleas Judge Julie M. Lynch. "I am not going to compromise the integrity of what I believe in because of a performance poll."
The association asks lawyers to assess the performance of Franklin County judges every year. This year, 7,000 surveys were mailed and about 900, or close to 13 percent, were returned.
Judges were rated in categories that included objectivity, judicial temperament, legal knowledge, sentencing, timeliness and quality of opinions; the average of those ratings was given as an overall score.
The 31 judges in Common Pleas, Domestic Relations/Juvenile and Probate courts and the Court of Appeals averaged a 3.9 overall score on a 5-point scale. Next year, the survey will be for Municipal Court judges.
Lawyers were asked to rate the judges they've had experience with, so not all lawyers rated all judges. Of the respondents, 248 rated Browne.
Lynch, elected in 2004, received the lowest overall rating, 3.2, of the 17 Common Pleas judges. Her caustic wit and conservative sentencing earned her a 3.0 grade for judicial temperament.
Her results were based on 350 responses.
Pollsters told her that "70 people absolutely hated me. I can live with that," she said.
Three judges received overall scores of 4.4 -- Daniel T. Hogan on the Common Pleas bench and Chris Geer and Elizabeth Gill, both elected to the Domestic Relations court last fall.
Hogan, known as a no-nonsense judge, also received the highest mark on the survey -- 4.6 for judicial temperament.
Common Pleas Judge Stephen L. McIntosh, who received a 4.5 rating for temperament, also was elected in the fall. "I haven't been around long enough to make any enemies," the former city prosecutor said.
The bar association sponsors the poll to give voters information for elections and to let the judges know how they are perceived. The results often are used in judicial screening sessions before elections.
Hogan and fellow Common Pleas Judges Richard S. Sheward, Tim Horton and David W. Fais are seeking re-election this year, but only Sheward has a political opponent in November. Domestic Relations Judge Dana Suzanne Preisse is seeking re-election but is unopposed.

bcadwallader@dispatch.com
Liz

Hightstown, NJ

#13 Jun 17, 2011
I know she's Republican and defeated Michael Bivens in the 2010 election. She's normally pretty harsh. She sentenced Allen Davis (Worthington shooting of Rachel Barezinsky)to 19 years and some robbers in a home invasion in German Village to 148 years or something crazy like that.
GWB

United States

#14 Jun 17, 2011
Do Tell Now wrote:
Where is the outrage when a non-cop gets shot at and the perp only gets three years? When did we as a society decide that careers decide worth? If a street sweeper is killed does his family not mourn and have a loss as great as a cop's family?
It's correct that this scum should be put away for much more than three years. But not because his intended victim was a cop. Anyone who without justifiable cause attempts to murder someone should get a very long if not a life sentence.
Felonious assault is a second-degree felony in Ohio, but the fact that the victim was a peace officer elevated this case to a first-degree felony. I don't know when it was decided, but that's the law. If you disagree with the law, talk to your legislator and try to change the law.

By the way, the MINIMUM sentence for a first-degree felony in Ohio is three years. Looks like this perp got the minumum. And a year gone already for time served. Probably will be out in a few months on probation.
A Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#15 Jun 17, 2011
johnisaly wrote:
What a sad joke this is! So here we have an ex-convict, drug head, and thief. He takes a gun, which he is not even permitted to own, and tries to murder a cop. This freaking incompetent libtard judge only gives him 3 years in jail. Shame on you Judge Julie Lynch! Go find another job! You have become a complete failure as a judge!
All of you liberals who are constantly complaining about gun violence can call up Judge Lynch and thank her when this POS gets out of prison and is successful at killing someone. Hopefully it wonít be a member of your family!
Does anyone else find it odd that our anti-gun mayor and city council are not crying foul at lenient sentences like this? They seem to be too busy trying to make it illegal for law abiding citizens to buy target pistols and hunting rifles from a legal gun show. What hypocrites!
I agree with you 100% wholeheartedly!! Iím an attorney and unfortunately thatís the law. Gun specification carries a 3 year maximum sentence period. Yeah I know itís ridiculous!!!! What they couldnít done is charged this guy with some type of assault, which wouldíve been extremely difficult to provide because the officer wasnít hit. Itís the law and most of the time itís unfair to say the very least.
Middle Wing

Columbus, OH

#16 Jun 17, 2011
Do Tell Now wrote:
Where is the outrage when a non-cop gets shot at and the perp only gets three years? When did we as a society decide that careers decide worth? If a street sweeper is killed does his family not mourn and have a loss as great as a cop's family?
It's correct that this scum should be put away for much more than three years. But not because his intended victim was a cop. Anyone who without justifiable cause attempts to murder someone should get a very long if not a life sentence.
The cops he shot at are whitw while he is an african american......if they shot him the City of Columbus would be getting sued right now by the NAACP
Yum Yum Sauce

Columbus, OH

#17 Jun 17, 2011
The Observer wrote:
Where are all the comments from police officers on here? Cops should be outraged over this.
They are probably just quitely waiting for three years to pass, and then they'll "take care of it..."
pat

Westerville, OH

#18 Jun 17, 2011
They should have shot him in the head.
Jenny Tell Ya

Pickerington, OH

#19 Jun 17, 2011
Do Tell Now wrote:
Where is the outrage when a non-cop gets shot at and the perp only gets three years? When did we as a society decide that careers decide worth? If a street sweeper is killed does his family not mourn and have a loss as great as a cop's family?
It's correct that this scum should be put away for much more than three years. But not because his intended victim was a cop. Anyone who without justifiable cause attempts to murder someone should get a very long if not a life sentence.
Your view of the police, might be a Plain City cruiser clocking cars on 42 from the feed store lot, the difference between law enforcement in your neck of the woods and the near east side of Columbus are night and day, trust me I should know. But there should be higher punishments for crimes of violence against police and children in my opinion. Obviously, children are more or less defenseless, so in turn, punishments should be higher.
As for the "average Joe" being as important as a police officer, I see where you're coming from, but is the average Joe sworn to step in for YOUR safety, in the time you need it? No he is not. One example among many is the Kitty Genovese murder in New York in 1964. While that girl was murdered on a busy street in the middle of the day, not one person took action to help her, but a police officer sure as heck would!
More or less, if you were being beaten, robbed or stabbe to death, would you guarantee that Joe the Plumber would come to your aid? Or would you rather have a police officer there?
Remember, there are wolves, sheep, and sheepdogs. Who steps between the wolves and the sheep?
Old Timer

AOL

#20 Jun 17, 2011
Why was this guy even sentenced? With the passage of law allowing more guns in bars and arenas, and now even trying to expunge records of those who were found guilty of gun law violations, it is heresy for the current administration and legislature to side with law enforcement.
rollingmyeyes

Canal Winchester, OH

#21 Jun 17, 2011
Three years. Wow. That's a real punishment and deterrent.
RebelWithACause

Columbus, OH

#22 Jun 17, 2011
When the revolution happens, we wont need these liberal judges anymore. The justice system keeps losing its integrity each and every day.
HighKickThruCana l

Dundee, OH

#23 Jun 17, 2011
Its a good thing this guy is a terrible shot.

80% of the people in jail for crack are black men. Of those 80%, 58% used a gun or weapon in a violent crime. The 22% that is left over, they are talking about releasing back into the public. Source: NPR

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