Sentence doesn’t fit the crime

Published 3:07 pm Wednesday, November 30, 2011

To the Editor:
A man steals $30,000 – $40,000 of copper, does $150,000 of damage to a building and is given a suspended sentence, a $100 fine and costs. The judge apparently believes in forgiveness, not justice.
This is what the 99 percent protest about. Take it away from big corporations and the rich and give it to the poor unfortunates. There was no mention of restitution; the result is a building rendered useless and the possibility of never using it again for future employment.
This man should be breaking rocks, and sure enough he was caught making meth. What were his parents thinking – he was making cookies?
To the judge I say, “It just depends on whose bull is being gored.”
– Dallas Seiler, Tryon

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