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As expected, a travesty of justice....(7 posts)

As expected, a travesty of justice....gregario
Jan 22, 2004 6:11 PM
Remember the Congressman with a history of speeding tickets and running stop signs? He killed a motorcyclist and claimed he has a seizure or something. This is from Yahoo. He received 100 days!!! I'm resisting a string of expletives that Doug would just have to delete.

"After 30 days behind bars, Janklow will be allowed to leave jail during the day for up to 10 hours to perform community service. After he completes his jail term, he will be on probation for three years, during which he will not be allowed to drive."
so, how much justice can you afford? nmcyclopathic
Jan 22, 2004 6:15 PM
It was too much to expect a conviction AND a proper sentenceThe Walrus
Jan 22, 2004 7:42 PM
I read too many quotes from locals saying how awful it was that poor Janklow was suffering the ignominy of losing his office, and that that should be punishment enough in light of "all the good he's done" for his constituency. Here's hoping his cellmate is a hardcore biker who's not too amused by this bullsh!t...
It was too much to expect a conviction AND a proper sentenceSaddle_Sore
Jan 23, 2004 1:32 AM
How much would it cost to guarantee that his cell mate is a sex-starved gay biker??
re: As expected, a travesty of justice....MR_GRUMPY
Jan 23, 2004 5:26 AM
After all, he's a personal friend of george.
Very grumpy indeed!dctrofspin
Jan 23, 2004 7:54 AM
I think the extra cold weather in the East that's keeping me off my bike is George's fault too. I'm not positive, but I think he's responsible for athlete's foot, high humidity, my inferiority complex and soad residue build up in the shower.
I agree - even though I'm a defense lawyerlc21998
Jan 23, 2004 10:36 AM
And to think that the US Supreme Court recently upheld California's rule that sent a guy to prison for 25-years-to-life for stealing $200 worth of videotapes.

I can understand an easy sentence for someone who comes clean immediately and shows some remorse and acceptance of responsibility. Janklow did none of these. Instead, he gets up there and tells a story about some seizure, which the jury found to be a lie.

As a criminal defense lawyer, I don't usually complain about light sentences but this one does annoy me. 100 days for killing someone just makes me sick.