Re: Update on Bobby Cutts!
- From: "Carmen" <chthomp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 17:35:09 -0600
<mcl2@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Two freaking years? Help conceal a murder and get TWO years?
Did they recycle some of the Winkler jurists? <eyeroll>
Y'know tome, it's not the severity or laxity of the sentences taht is
the problem, so much as it is the arbitary nature of htem and the fact
that senetnces differ for different groups doing the same crime.
I suppose that if she helped solve teh case, that is something though.
Like the guy in FL who lent his car to roomates who burgularized and
killled somone geting life w/o parole vs one year for helping move the
Or like black people getting higher sentences than white people or men
getting more time for spouse killing than women. (Winkler is an
excellent axample fo the latter. Had a man shot his spouse while she
was sleeping and then fled wtih the kids gotten this light sentence,
NOW and others would have called for the removal of the judge.)
To me the Winkler case was an example of a jury full of people who
exemplified the lowest common denominator. The fact that she was female may
well have been their *excuse* for their stupidity, but at the end of the
day, the root cause *was* their stupidity.
That case still galls me.