Texas inmate pleads guilty to anti-ga...

Texas inmate pleads guilty to anti-gay hate crime

There are 5 comments on the Wisconsin Gazette story from Nov 9, 2012, titled Texas inmate pleads guilty to anti-gay hate crime. In it, Wisconsin Gazette reports that:

An inmate in a federal prison in Texas has pleaded guilty to an assault against another inmate suspected of being gay.

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“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#1 Nov 9, 2012
Somebody is loving the 'free ride' he is getting in prison. He got 10 yrs for the assault, GOOD!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#3 Nov 9, 2012
Imprtnrd wrote:
Somebody is loving the 'free ride' he is getting in prison. He got 10 yrs for the assault, GOOD!
What the federal government should have, so congress should write a bill and pass it, as well as EVERY STATE in the union, is a "three-strikes law". More than 98% of American citizens are law-abiding people who never committ a crime. But our lives get so messed up by the tiny percentage of people who insist on being criminals and adversely affecting all our lives.

Some poeple make one or 2 mistakes, but learn their lesson, and then lead law-abiding lives. Other people just insist on being criminals (I've had teh unfortunate experience of meeting 2 or 3 in the past 50 years.:().

If you insist on committing a third crim after being convicte dof 2 (and you probably have committed a LOT more crimes that you weren't prosecuted for for whatever reasons), then you should be removed from society for life, and spend the rest of your miserable time in prison.

And for people who don't believe in teh death Penalty (I'm a big supporter of it), then sentence these scum to life in the electric chair in solitary confinement. They can sit in the chair, and not move, in an unlit cell, for life, until they die. Food and water for them is optional.

(And if you ever meet a person without a navel, like I have, RUN the other way as fast as you can !)

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#4 Nov 9, 2012
I can't justify the death penalty or life in prison if someone shoplifts 3 times. But under some 3-strikes law, it would be possible. Mandatory sentences tend to be excessive; minumum sentences give a judge some standards without falling into the pit of draconian law, which is the opposite of judstice.
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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What the federal government should have, so congress should write a bill and pass it, as well as EVERY STATE in the union, is a "three-strikes law". More than 98% of American citizens are law-abiding people who never committ a crime. But our lives get so messed up by the tiny percentage of people who insist on being criminals and adversely affecting all our lives.
Some poeple make one or 2 mistakes, but learn their lesson, and then lead law-abiding lives. Other people just insist on being criminals (I've had teh unfortunate experience of meeting 2 or 3 in the past 50 years.:().
If you insist on committing a third crim after being convicte dof 2 (and you probably have committed a LOT more crimes that you weren't prosecuted for for whatever reasons), then you should be removed from society for life, and spend the rest of your miserable time in prison.
And for people who don't believe in teh death Penalty (I'm a big supporter of it), then sentence these scum to life in the electric chair in solitary confinement. They can sit in the chair, and not move, in an unlit cell, for life, until they die. Food and water for them is optional.
(And if you ever meet a person without a navel, like I have, RUN the other way as fast as you can !)

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#5 Nov 9, 2012
cpeter1313 wrote:
I can't justify the death penalty or life in prison if someone shoplifts 3 times. But under some 3-strikes law, it would be possible. Mandatory sentences tend to be excessive; minumum sentences give a judge some standards without falling into the pit of draconian law, which is the opposite of judstice.
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Not only IS it possible, in California at least, there ARE people serving life sentences for shoplifting. AND SCOTUS HAS reviewed those cases and found them PERFECTLY FINE and constitutional.

:)

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#6 Nov 10, 2012
I didn't say it wasn't unconstitutional; I said it wasn't justifiable. It's amazing that the same people who whine about welfare are usually fine spending a helluva lot more to house petty criminals for the rest of their lives.
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Not only IS it possible, in California at least, there ARE people serving life sentences for shoplifting. AND SCOTUS HAS reviewed those cases and found them PERFECTLY FINE and constitutional.
:)

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