3rd Circuit OKs Erie crack dealer's life sentence

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the life sentence for a man convicted of flooding Erie's streets with more than 450 pounds of crack cocaine in the mid-1990s. Thirty-eight-year-old Carl Knight appealed his life sentence saying changes to federal sentencing guidelines warrant a lesser sentence. Full Story
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David

Kissimmee, FL

#1 Nov 2, 2009
Just force him to take about a quarter pound of his wonderful money-making substance and be done with him and the time and money wasters he is involved with.
Tim Ridge

Erie, PA

#2 Nov 2, 2009
This man deserves rehabilitation, not a life sentence.
reason

Canton, OH

#3 Nov 2, 2009
5 to 10 years, nothing more. He is getting the same punishment as some murderers. Complete BS.
Mark from La Mancha

Canton, OH

#4 Nov 2, 2009
Does anybody know if this was a mandatory sentence? If it wasn't and he prefered this over not rolling over for less time, at least he had a choice.
Paul

Maryville, TN

#5 Nov 2, 2009
Finally, someone does the right thing. Therefore, the criminal singly handled ruined Erie, with 20.3 Million dollars of drugs and you want a slap on the wrist? You people need to get real. How many deaths do you think that caused? how many families were broken because of that. Why does he need Rehab he sold the drugs that killed and ruined lives..... You people are part of the problem. This will make people think twice when they sell drugs.
Mark from La Mancha

Canton, OH

#6 Nov 2, 2009
Paul wrote:
Finally, someone does the right thing. Therefore, the criminal singly handled ruined Erie, with 20.3 Million dollars of drugs and you want a slap on the wrist? You people need to get real. How many deaths do you think that caused? how many families were broken because of that. Why does he need Rehab he sold the drugs that killed and ruined lives..... You people are part of the problem. This will make people think twice when they sell drugs.
Be honest. Would you have preferred the death penalty? You questioned how many deaths he's caused. That's close enough for proof isn't it?
I'm kidding you about that last part but would you have liked the death penalty?(It really is a shame about the lives that were ruined. We agree on that.)
Larry

Baltimore, MD

#7 Nov 2, 2009
Tim Ridge wrote:
This man deserves rehabilitation, not a life sentence.
I might agree with some time off his sentence - after he tells everything there is to tell about his drug business.
Paul

Maryville, TN

#8 Nov 3, 2009
Mark from La Mancha wrote:
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Be honest. Would you have preferred the death penalty? You questioned how many deaths he's caused. That's close enough for proof isn't it?
I'm kidding you about that last part but would you have liked the death penalty?(It really is a shame about the lives that were ruined. We agree on that.)
Here are my guesses regarding what happened, the dealer gave either false leads or no leads regarding the drug trade, giving him a hefty sentence. Making it easy for the drug trade to continue as another scumbag will take his place. I am sure while he is in jail he will continue to sell drugs. I am sure he will continue to help the drug trade through his prison cell. Question is if he gave good leads he probably would have been killed in jail, if he had a death sentence maybe he would given the information the police needed to further stop or prevent the problem in Erie and beyond. Someone downloads something illegally and receives 5 to 10 years and they should sit next to someone who sold 20.3 million in drugs. I guess all never understand the logic of why America is so liberal on the illegal drug trade. It proves my point that if Marijuana is Legalized, then I guess crack and meth are next.
thomas paine

Lancaster, PA

#9 Nov 3, 2009
Any body know what color he is?
Jhonny

Erie, PA

#10 Nov 3, 2009
A 20.3 million $ enterprise? Thats what Madoff stole about every other day.
Carleasha Knight

Erie, PA

#11 Apr 21, 2010
What u mean this I'll teach him a lesson. My dad did his time 11 years is enough. I meen damn yall act like he killed somebody, When theres the whites who only get 5-10 years for murdering 5 ppl. Yall needd to let my dad go. He has children out here who would like to see hime walk the streets of Erie Pa again. When yall took him away yall took 11 years away from my life his daughter,(Carleasha Knight)! And i just wanna shout out and say a couple o words to the fucking judge who took my father away fuck you!!!! & FREE CARL KNIGHT!!!
ABC

United States

#12 Apr 21, 2010
Carleasha Knight wrote:
What u mean this I'll teach him a lesson. My dad did his time 11 years is enough. I meen damn yall act like he killed somebody, When theres the whites who only get 5-10 years for murdering 5 ppl. Yall needd to let my dad go. He has children out here who would like to see hime walk the streets of Erie Pa again. When yall took him away yall took 11 years away from my life his daughter,(Carleasha Knight)! And i just wanna shout out and say a couple o words to the fucking judge who took my father away fuck you!!!! & FREE CARL KNIGHT!!!
nicely said, are you a head start scholar like barry and michelle ?

Since: Feb 10

Erie, PA

#14 Apr 21, 2010
Carleasha Knight wrote:
What u mean this I'll teach him a lesson. My dad did his time 11 years is enough. I meen damn yall act like he killed somebody, When theres the whites who only get 5-10 years for murdering 5 ppl. Yall needd to let my dad go. He has children out here who would like to see hime walk the streets of Erie Pa again. When yall took him away yall took 11 years away from my life his daughter,(Carleasha Knight)! And i just wanna shout out and say a couple o words to the fucking judge who took my father away fuck you!!!! & FREE CARL KNIGHT!!!
Wow. He was such a wonderful role model and influence in your life, apparently.
Union_Mrs

AOL

#16 Apr 21, 2010
What about the parents who died of over-doses, shooting and beating because of the drugs that were brought in by this person. I'm sure those children would love to have the parents back. The families that were/are ruined by drugs may never be reunited. Children moved into foster care, kinship, adoption, their lives turned upside down.

The related crimes of drug usage, robbery, prositution, etc. Children have no control over their parents actions, however, they must suffer the consequences. Like you, they suffered. However, you have the opportunity to see you father.

Mr. Knight go rich quick controlling an illegal empire, and got caught. He was dealt with legally.

Unfortunatly, his children became victims of his crimes.
Bernard Baruch

United States

#17 Apr 21, 2010
thomas paine wrote:
Any body know what color he is?
white powdery overcoat with a black base
travis bickl

Wadsworth, OH

#19 Apr 21, 2010
Carleasha Knight wrote:
What u mean this I'll teach him a lesson. My dad did his time 11 years is enough. I meen damn yall act like he killed somebody, When theres the whites who only get 5-10 years for murdering 5 ppl. Yall needd to let my dad go. He has children out here who would like to see hime walk the streets of Erie Pa again. When yall took him away yall took 11 years away from my life his daughter,(Carleasha Knight)! And i just wanna shout out and say a couple o words to the fucking judge who took my father away fuck you!!!! & FREE CARL KNIGHT!!!
F CARL KNIGHT!!!
Jack Often

Lebanon, PA

#20 Apr 23, 2010
Tim Ridge wrote:
This man deserves rehabilitation, not a life sentence.
You are a total dick.
Librarian

United States

#21 Apr 23, 2010
Carl Knight was nothing but a low-life intimidating scumbag. He is lower than a snake and you young lady (Carleisha - by the way, nice name naught) should find a better role model that than C - Knight - the punkazz that he was. He got what he deserved. Play by the rules kid and society will do right by you no matter whether you're balack or white. Remember Honey, we now have a black president who was voted in by a white minority so your idea of favoritism to whites lands on a deaf ear.
Carleasha Knight

Ashtabula, OH

#22 Jun 10, 2010
My personal feeling is "YES" he was wrong for his actions, however how do you justify the fact that you can give a man life for selling crack.....However,you have a numerous felons (majority white) who sell powdered cocain and only gets a slap on the hand! Why is it ok to differentiate the two and they are clearly the same drug....Is it because it is the black peoples choice of drug???? It should'nt matter....where is the justice in our laws!!! There is no rehabilitation when you clearly know your going to spend the rest of your years in jail!!! It's been over 11 years and he has served his time!!!! FREE CARL KNIGHT!!!!
juris prudence

Hydetown, PA

#23 Jun 10, 2010
Forget Ugly Carl Knight = thr 1st letters here say it all...

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