Not sure how anyone can support a judicial system which makes that type of ruling....absolutely ridiculous!
See just goes to show ya, she should have been a Bridgeport Cheerleader. She would have gotten 15 demerits and avoided that 10 year sentence!
Sure it's stupid, but damn...the woman went to her marijuana sentencing hearing AND BROUGHT MARIJUANA WITH HER. That was so dumb. That was really dumb. For real.
It seems like only yesterday that I was suggesting how our legislatures have OVERCRIMINALIZED the penal code, which has had the effect of OVERINCARCERATING the populace. (Oh, wait! It WAS yesterday!!!)It seems like a few of the comments disagreed with my assertion, stating to the effect that IF THE CRIMINAL LAWS WERE AS TOUGH AS THEY OUGHT TO BE, CRIME WOULD CEASE TO EXIST.I'm sure these posters all agree that ten years for a first offense for marijuana possession is just a SLAP ON THE WRIST!! We ought to hang her on the public square and make an example of her. After all, "we don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee."
To jog everyone's memory, here's the comment from 6:19 yesterday--"The reason we have more criminals in prison is because of a society that refuses to hold people fittingly accountable and a section of which actually glorifies the criminal lifestyle. If the punishment actually fit the crime it would be a deterrent in and of itself and we'd see the numbers go down. When you have convicted murderers getting out of prison in less than five years, you don't have an 'overcriminalization'. It's WAY bigger than that."
This does not make since. With no priors, it should have been probation only. She must have taken what the dang DA offered her. She probably could not afford a lawyer.Our jails are full of people like her. It's so sad. Thanks Barry for defending those you can.
The sentence seems pretty harsh, but after reading the story I don't know what would have been appropriate. She acted as though she didn't realize pot was illegal. Am I understanding correctly, that she had pot in her jacket in court?? Plus, didn't she reject an offer for a 2 year sentence? Did her lawyer mislead her?
I wish she had not decided to sell marijuana. Chances are she would be at home with her kids.
If she had more herpes on her lip I would say yes that does look like an Oklahoma mother.
Let's see. You deal weed and have your kids in the home while you do it. You know it is illegal and do it for some easy money. Even when you think you are just going to get probation, you bring weed with you to court. Seriously?Stupid is as stupid does.Double Fake Forrest's momma
Good thing perfectly safe whiskey is legal.
It's important in these terrible economic times that we continue to support law enforcement's anti-marijuana industry. Just imagine the numbers of law enforcement folks who would lose their jobs if pot were legal.Oh, and more pay raises for teachers too. And stimulus money for Wall Street.Also, I'd like a pony for Christmas.It's an absurd world, kids, get used to it.
Ms. SpottedCrow certainly made some bad decisions in plea bargaining. I thought the statistic of 48% of incarcerated women in Oklahoma being behind bars for non-violent drug crimes was very eye opening. Not theft, larceny, assault, murder, embezzlement, etc. Just possession, distribution, and transporting. Interesting numbers.My Other Brother Darryl
Welcome back to 1974... seems as though Oklahoma's justice system is on the same upgrade track as their highway system is.
Do the crime. Do the time!
I used to sell her joints in high school.Garth Brooks
YOU ROCK, OTHER BROTHER DARRYL
We don't take this crap lightly up in here in Okiehoma. You keep your liberal agenda down there in Texas. Now, this injun girl could have decided just to sip this whiskey on the reservation and been just fine.....but you bring that San Fransican crap here and we'll hang ya.You wanna see how we do stuff read "Dreams of Ada"
Sounds like a bad Lawyer of her side to me.
This makes me sad
Let's see, if I'm from Texas I'm an ass, if I'm from Oklahoma I'm OK so I pick Oklahoma.
Looks a tough bitch to me.She will do ok in prison.she would have better if she got away with the reefer though.Don't look like the kids have much of a chance being left with their grandmother.Foster home them d na them and if the live in any of their father.take child support out of his check.
I was a cop for 9 years. It is illegal to sell dope. Selling dope gets more attention then using dope. According to the story she seemed to have been selling dope for awhile. She has her children involved to the point of making change while she is selling the dope. Seems to me that her children will be selling dope in the future because that is what they have been taught to do. What if the prison time changes the minds of the children? Marijuanna destroys lives, I have seen it over and over again. Herion destroys lives quickly, Marijuanna takes more time but the results are the same. Whiskey/Alcohol destroys lives too. It all depends on the user and the abilty to have some self control. Folks drink and drive because they have none. There are no easy solutions to these problems. Jails are overcrowed because it is the best solution we have come up with so far. I would like to see somebody smarter then me figure out a better way to correct the behavior.
Legalize pot now!
She's an entrepreneur! She could have sat on her butt waiting for a check from the Rez, but she decided to start her own small business.Don't fear the refer!
9:15, marijuana is just as bad as heroin? Yep, you definitely were a cop.Legalize pot and all the "crime" will disappear. The only reason it is illegal now is because of the efforts of Harry J. Anslinger who was the Tom Bishop of his day.
Right on RPM...that's a great example of law enforcement
I"m going to be sick. God, we're backward
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