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Old 01-31-2009, 06:28 PM   #1
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Why You Should Never Steal Less Than 1 Million Dollars

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A homeless man robbed a Louisiana bank and took a $100 bill. After feeling remorseful, he surrendered to police the next day. The judge sentenced him to 15 years in prison.

Roy Brown, 54, robbed the Capital One bank in Shreveport, Louisiana in December 2007. He approached the teller with one of his hands under his jacket and told her that it was a robbery.

The teller handed Brown three stacks of bill but he only took a single $100 bill and returned the remaining money back to her. He said that he was homeless and hungry and left the bank.

The next day he surrendered to the police voluntarily and told them that his mother didn’t raise him that way.

Brown told the police he needed the money to stay at the detox center and had no other place to stay and was hungry.

In Caddo District Court, he pleaded guilty. The judge sentenced him to 15 years in prison for first degree robbery.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:52 PM   #2
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After putting up with David Vitter, William Jefferson, and New Orleans pols...Louisiana is finally cracking down on the REAL crooks.
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As the saying goes, if you owe the bank $5,000, you have a problem. If you owe the bank $500 million, the bank has a problem.
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The law is a ass.
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At least he's not homeless anymore.

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At least he's not homeless anymore.

i'm six minutes too late.
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As the saying goes, if you owe the bank $5,000, you have a problem. If you owe the bank $500 million, the bank has a problem.
Which means WE still have a problem. (bail out)

It's crazy..
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At least he's not homeless anymore.

perhaps he aint as green as he is cabbage looking?
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I understand the seriousness of robbing a bank for whatever amount. I would expect some jail time--a few years minimum. But 15 years? I posted an article where judges performed all manner of federal illegalities that destroyed the integrity of the courtroom and will be sentenced to 7 years and restitution of millions that will never be seen. We are a society ruled by class.

One of the local talk show hosts who's friends with one of the judges said he was smart enough to be a judge, but not smart enough to be a criminal. Actually, I think it was more that he was ethical enough to be a criminal, but not ethical enough to be a judge.
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I understand the seriousness of robbing a bank for whatever amount. I would expect some jail time--a few years minimum. But 15 years? I posted an article where judges performed all manner of federal illegalities that destroyed the integrity of the courtroom and will be sentenced to 7 years and restitution of millions that will never be seen. We are a society ruled by class.
do you have benchbooks in the US? our judges have these, and they're literally guidelines for judges. they don't have to use them, but they're good for attempting uniformity and consistency in an otherwise imperfect system.
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They have sentencing guidelines. Some of them mandatory. Most of them looser.
I assume the homeless man committed a Federal crime. I'll have to look into bank robbery for sentencing
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They have sentencing guidelines. Some of them mandatory. Most of them looser.
I assume the homeless man committed a Federal crime. I'll have to look into bank robbery for sentencing
no, these aren't so much sentencing guidelines. we, and i assume you, have Acts to control this, but these books are literally guides to help judges with everything from procedure to sentencing - all in one handy reference. some judges find it beneath them. some cannot function without it. i'm not sure which is worse.

http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/2265.htm
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They may. I would assume they do. But that's just talking out of my ass.
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If he were in England, he'd be bailed into a 5* hotel whilst the courts clear up all the speeding fine charges.

Seriously...15 years is a bit extreme.
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