Saturday, June 25, 2011

Two Sentences

"Paul Allen, 55, a former mortgage CEO who defrauded lenders of over $3 billion... got... a 40-month prison sentence," reports Abby Zimet, while "Roy Brown, 54, a hungry homeless man who robbed a Louisiana bank of $100 - the teller gave him more but he handed the rest back [- and who] felt bad the next day and surrendered to police... got 15 years" — Justice In America: A Tale Of Two Crimes.

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

A more telling example of the corruption of our government in regard to big business crime is difficult to imagine. The lack of proportionality between punishment and crime is hard to fathom except as a product of the ultimate decay of the sense of justice in our criminal justice system.

2:04 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

In China, Paul Allen would have been executed, not that I'm advocating the death penalty.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

He will not want for healthcare or food and shelter in prison.

It reminds me of US slavery. Slaves were valuable and looked after as an asset. When they were freed they were free to starve and many did as the economy in the South was destroyed.

The USSA is an upside down sort of place where Alice would be at home!

10:17 PM  
Blogger Edgewise said...

Then again, folks, I suppose there's plenty of injustice to be remedied, when found...

12:04 AM  
Blogger love the girls said...

And so the complaint is what? That Paul Allen should have suffered more?

Or that Roy Brown should have to suffer less?

Of course I wouldn't have Roy Brown suffer at all, but would give him a job doing maintenance at the bank or some such.

But neither do I want Paul Allen to suffer in prison. Publicly flog him and make him clean public toilets for the remainder of his days.

11:04 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

You, sir, should be on SCOTUS.

2:17 PM  

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