1-3yrs in Prison. Excessive or not? It's a shame to see young kids being thrown into the Prison system. I am not condoning what they did but nothing good will come out of child with a clean background to go to prison. They will come out a bigger thug than when they went in.
I'm undecided on this one Todd. He did willfully bring an illegally purchased loaded firearm to school, gave it to his buddies, and only by the grace of God did the bullet fired miss the girls sitting two seats in front of them.
While I will agree that he will come out a bigger thug than when he went in, it sounds like he was going down that road in the first place. Face it, you don't just happen to purchase a gun on the streets in Maryland by chance.
But I think they could find someplace more constructive to stick him and his "associates" where the would learn something besides how to be a bigger better thug.
I have to say that the sentence is fair. I also have to say that it will serve little purpose if it makes them a hardened punk when they get out. They made screwed up bigtime, but it is too bad there isn't a bootcamp or somewhere, that they could really bust their asses and make their life miserable for a limited amount of time, with the idea that it might be a deterrent instead of the beginning of a life of incarceration over and over for shit.
While I have no sympathy for offenders, I have to admit it is hard for them to start over with a felony record. It is sad that these kids will have that in their face for the rest of their lives.
Deserved??? YES! Sad?? DEFINITELY SO!! Sad for the parents too. It is too bad the boys used such poor judgment and endangered so many people just to be tough guys.
I know someone that went to prison when they were 23 and came out 2 years later. Of course he is off drugs, wokring full time, bought himself a car, 4 wheeler and other things, doing very well which even surptised me 'cuz I thought the same Todd about him. I guess people can change.
How's things you ask?......Just swell, just friggin swell!!
Post by Disgusted-Daily on May 7, 2008 22:51:27 GMT -5
I agree wcup, people can and do change. But when your this young and a convicted felon facing many doors being slammed in your face in the future.
It will get old and tiring for the young kids and without strong family ties and friends (not saying they don't have these) may sink them into a bigger world of crime.
Again I am not condoning what they did. I just think of other ways we could have punish them more constructively, like clipper stated about boot camp.
I have never felt bad for a convicted felon that I have met and I have met allot of them and heard all the stories. But I can't help to think if that was my kid you snuck out my off duty weapon to take to school to be cool in front of his friends. I do keep my guns locked up with trigger locks on them, but still can't help thinking the worst at times.
One of the many things a parent worries about. One can only hope the love and guidance you give your child is enough to keep him or her on that straight and narrow road.
a little white country boy in prison is going to be too busy guarding his rear door to learn anything constructive or destructive in the system, he'll be lucky if he doesnt come out with a dose of the virus..Word has it that this kid is a knucklehead from birth.
"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them." I am not a violent man , I am just very good at it.
He's been serving some community service working with a woman I know. She says he is fairly contrite and admits he did something really stupid. I value this woman's judgment -- she doesn't strike me as the type to be easily fooled.
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