Minn. protester (caught on camera) sets fire to pawn shop burning a man alive. He's only charged with arson, so he pleads guilty and only gets 10 years in prison. [reddit.com]
Is this on any major MSM news show? I'm guessing no.
In handing down the sentence, Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright granted a variance from sentencing guidance which outlined a 235- to 240-month sentence. [Note: In other words, the merciful judge gave half the minimum sentence despite the Insane Protestor being blatantly undercharged with just arson instead of arson plus murder/manslaughter.] Feel free to look up who this so-called Judge is, and how she got that position.
Can anyone here please explain how this is just punishment?
This was covered by news outlets all across the board back in June 2020, and I recall it now. Just because you didn't notice it doesn't mean they didn't. Also, judges adjudicate cases brought before them. It's the prosecution that brings the case, so your direction to look up the judge smells much worse than what you're alluding to. It's not hard to presume the agenda behind this insane rant of yours either.
I find this story has plenty of sources reporting it, but nothing explaining the sentence or why murder or manslaughter charges weren't added by prosecuters. My guess is that while the probable cause of death was from the fire, the body wasn't discovered for 2 months after the fire. Nothing I read indicated how certain the coroner was the fire caused the man's death and nothing on the condition of the body. All the reporting was pretty bare bones.
As for the Judge, she appears to be well qualified and was approved for her position on the federal bench by a number of Republican Senators in 2016.
We may have reason based on what I found to wonder why things went the way they did, but I found nothing either for or against this ruling to be something other than speculation for reasons why they did.
Let ‘s face it there is a three tier legal court system depends on where you live, your race, you social economic background and to which political party you belong too!!!
Most judges are politically appointed or elected!!!
The last election here in Central Texas twelve Republicans were on the Ballot for local judgeships!!!
No one opposed those those obstructionist republican fascists!!!
Most individuals who vote are not even aware of that these judgeships exist!!!
I did not vote for any of these obstructionist republican Fascists.
It really was mute since no one opposed those any of those twelve judge elected positions!!!
All my life I’ve heard he chest thumping cry “ America has the best judicial system in the world!”
That may in fact be true (not sure how you would measure that), but that statement merely implies that the others are worse, not that ours is good. our judicial system sucks….
American Justice varies from state to state, City to city and judge to judge. It's a very idiosyncratic institution where combinations of laws make for absurd judgments like this. Barring higher intervention from governors or presidents, as we saw in the case of the man who got 110 years for accidentally killing individuals, then people going through the court system are always subject to a hodgepodge, confusing, and often contradictory set of laws.
Compounding the problem is that our judicial system is reactive not proactive. Hence we have to see absurd judgments like this for the legislative body to act and enact new rules, or take away old ones, to prevent that from happening. Unfortunately, as this is a focus Endeavor that doesn't take into account the entire legal environment, the addition of new rules or it's subtraction leads exactly to new and novel
unintended consequences that the rules were meant to prevent in the first place