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There are 22 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Dec 19, 2012, titled Ex-UVA Law Student Sentenced for School Break-in - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports an.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A former University of Virginia law student convicted of breaking into the registrar's office has avoided jail time.

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Cville

Stuart, VA

#2 Dec 19, 2012
Ridiculous. This guy is a criminal and an adult and should take the consequences.
Seriously

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Dec 19, 2012
Well this shows you that going to Law School can make you a crook and you will get away with it!! No justice was served with this one.
joseph

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Dec 19, 2012
Seriously wrote:
Well this shows you that going to Law School can make you a crook and you will get away with it!! No justice was served with this one.
thats right
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Dec 19, 2012
And the lawyers wonder why we detest them?
McDonalds

Cumming, GA

#6 Dec 19, 2012
Good grief, people! He has ruined his career choices now and in the future. He will be lucky to become a McDonald's manager. That in itself is quite a dose of punishment. You all need to leave the sentencing to competent judges. And we need to reserve jail and prison space for those who really need to be there. Like the murderers, rapists, robbers, etc... This man only hurt himself!
Rush Maddow

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Dec 19, 2012
A black man finally got away with a crime instead of getting shot on sight or 20 years in prison.

He got himself a piece of the pie.
JL GotRocks

Richmond, VA

#8 Dec 19, 2012
Buffoon.
I knew it

Staunton, VA

#9 Dec 19, 2012
UVa is a pretty decent Law School I didn't doubt this. Didn't Johnathan Perkins get acquitted by the school's student panel even after admitting he lied about his claim against UVa police? Kid still got his degree despite breaking the honor code AND ADMITTING TO IT!
Ridiculous

Staunton, VA

#10 Dec 19, 2012
Seems like its pretty easy to get away with crimes these days. Plea bargain or plead guilty and you can come away with not more more than a slap on the wrist.
JT McGraw

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Dec 19, 2012
McDonalds wrote:
Good grief, people! He has ruined his career choices now and in the future. He will be lucky to become a McDonald's manager. That in itself is quite a dose of punishment. You all need to leave the sentencing to competent judges. And we need to reserve jail and prison space for those who really need to be there. Like the murderers, rapists, robbers, etc... This man only hurt himself!
This guy was a robber. He broke into a State Operated facility and had a weapon on him when he was arrested. At least he owned up to it and pleaded guilty, nevertheless he should have served some time. Thought it was interesting that he was "sentenced" to sentenced to 10 years of good behavior. After 10 years, can he break the law again without going to jail?

No doubt he'll have a promising career in DC
McDonalds

Cumming, GA

#12 Dec 19, 2012
JT McGraw wrote:
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This guy was a robber. He broke into a State Operated facility and had a weapon on him when he was arrested. At least he owned up to it and pleaded guilty, nevertheless he should have served some time. Thought it was interesting that he was "sentenced" to sentenced to 10 years of good behavior. After 10 years, can he break the law again without going to jail?
No doubt he'll have a promising career in DC
No. He was a burglar. He didn't threaten and rob anybody. Did he attempt to use a weapon on anybody? After 10 years, he will have to answer for whatever new crime he commits. And the judge will know at that time that 10 years of good behavior didn't seem to work out real well for him. He won't get a 2nd chance at 10 years good behavior most likely. This wasn't a violent crime. There was no physical injury to any victims. We can't load the jails and prisons up with non-violent criminals on a first offense. His next felony won't go unpunished though.
Anonymous

Chantilly, VA

#13 Dec 19, 2012
McDonalds wrote:
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No. He was a burglar. He didn't threaten and rob anybody. Did he attempt to use a weapon on anybody? After 10 years, he will have to answer for whatever new crime he commits. And the judge will know at that time that 10 years of good behavior didn't seem to work out real well for him. He won't get a 2nd chance at 10 years good behavior most likely. This wasn't a violent crime. There was no physical injury to any victims. We can't load the jails and prisons up with non-violent criminals on a first offense. His next felony won't go unpunished though.
...ummm..maybe if you send them to jail the first time, there wouldn't BE a second offense?
JL GotRocks

Richmond, VA

#14 Dec 19, 2012
If he errs again within the next 10 years, he is liable to be sentenced to yet another 10 years "good behavior." Although at that sentencing, a stern face and wag of the finger will be implemented to indicate seriousness.
wahoo49

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Dec 19, 2012
Whats the difference between 10 years good behaviour and putting him on probation for 10 years? Looks like court favored the "ex" law student.
ovary actor

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Dec 19, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
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...ummm..maybe if you send them to jail the first time, there wouldn't BE a second offense?
jail doesn't prevent people from re-offending
McDonalds

Cumming, GA

#17 Dec 19, 2012
wahoo49 wrote:
Whats the difference between 10 years good behaviour and putting him on probation for 10 years? Looks like court favored the "ex" law student.
How do we know the court did not put him on probation? Most young news reporters don't know the difference.
FED UP

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Dec 19, 2012
Another example of another harmless college prank. Judge Marshall lives.
JT McGraw

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Dec 19, 2012
McDonalds wrote:
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No. He was a burglar. He didn't threaten and rob anybody. Did he attempt to use a weapon on anybody? After 10 years, he will have to answer for whatever new crime he commits. And the judge will know at that time that 10 years of good behavior didn't seem to work out real well for him. He won't get a 2nd chance at 10 years good behavior most likely. This wasn't a violent crime. There was no physical injury to any victims. We can't load the jails and prisons up with non-violent criminals on a first offense. His next felony won't go unpunished though.
His first felony shouldn't have either. Go back to the orignal story from last year and you will read where detectives found stolen material. He is a burglar, a thief, a robber, whatever you want to call someone who illegally enters a locked building and removes posessions and to top it off he was caught red handed at the scene of the crime. Who knows if he'll do it again and who knows if he would do it again if he served time, but chances are he would have learned more from his experience of spending some time behind bars. Also what sort of example does this set for the next person who wants to attempt the same?
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Dec 19, 2012
I think we all know why this turned out the way it did. Affirmative Action reaches a new level.
Anonymous

Chantilly, VA

#21 Dec 20, 2012
ovary actor wrote:
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jail doesn't prevent people from re-offending
Neither does a slap on the wrist.

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