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Sun Dec 27, 2015, 02:45 AM

What blows me away is how justice is not served in the US!

I was looking at 'Lock up' and there is this couple, white female and black male, they were selling drugs as a couple. The female got 8 months and the male got 8-9 years in jail. Both were complicit and I kept wondering how on earth is that justified!

This kind of crap has to stop.

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 03:03 AM

1. Did he cut a deal to get better treatment for her? People who love each other do such things . . .

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 03:06 AM

2. They do not show you that on lock-up! The female kept insisting

he was a good person. My original question was that both were complicit in selling drugs and the justice system is so skewed, that she got eight months and he got eight years! If that does not make you mad, I cannot explain how I feel!

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 03:17 AM

3. Were their criminal charges identical?

Is it possible that he had more charges than she did?

A difference in their past criminal histories could also explain the difference in sentences.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 03:25 AM

5. Gosh, lock-up do not disclose that information, but your question is

valid. However, lock-up documentary provide information on prior convictions and they did not provide any. To me, it was two people caught selling drugs and one got a lighter sentence than the other and the male being locked up is not helpful as he now cannot work and provide for the child that he is accountable for. They both have a child together.

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 03:18 AM

4. But if he made a deal to plead guilty in exchange for leniency for her . . .

then there's nothing for me to be angry about. He may have made a choice: his freedom for hers. And the State would gain by not having to pursue a long trial. This happens all the time, and absent any evidence it hasn't happened in this instance, I can't muster much outrage over what is SOP in the criminal justice system.

And it may have had nothing to do with his being black, his being a man, or his being an equal partner in crime. It's just the way the law works at times.

Black men do get screwed over in American jurisprudence. Drug dealers can get treated harshly in the Courts. Lovers (or friends) can sacrifice for the benefit of others.

There's too many options for outrage, too many points for acknowledgement, to pick or choose any particular response, absent further clarification.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 03:27 AM

6. Oh my goodness, you are missing the point! They were a couple,

sheesh, just go away with your journalism!

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 03:54 AM

7. Yeah. Pesky facts. And reality. Always getting in the way of a good rage . . .

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 03:56 AM

8. How dare they get in the way with reasonable supposition and shit. Dammit, this is your wharrgarble!

Got no time for "journalism" and shit!!11!!

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 04:17 AM

9. Sorry, I have no idea what you are talking about! Am I supposed to figure out if

you are responding to me.

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 05:24 AM

10. If you really want to twist your noggin watch Making a murderer on netflix

 

it is just mind boggling to watch the many miscarriages of justice in that show. Or at least what should be justice.

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 08:00 AM

11. Justice? Fairness? How quaint.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 11:36 AM

13. My favorite part?

The 40 month sentence....is SLIGHTLY less than the six years sought by federal prosecutors. (caps are mine) So kind to tell us 40 is slightly less than 72....

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 08:06 AM

12. 1. 'Complicit' is term of art which does not mean 'equally culpable'. 2. In reality women

 

very often get stuck holding the bag criminal men set them up with, this is the actual paradigm and you could read about it, but not learn about it on MSNBC 'doc blocks'.

3. There is no justice. There can only be mercy.

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