Originally Posted by *JR*
I agree that 15 years for looting is crazy, but re. your typical baseless rhetoric
quoted here, as usual you don't know what the fuck you're talking about.
oh my god you are such an idiot. not only that you dont have to balls to finish what you started. you know all i have to say to you is fucked off and die, you xenophobic bastard.
now for posters who have brains, this is just a sampling of some of the insanely light sentences given to murders and other violent criminals.
Man gets probation in gang death at fair
Judge issues sentence on manslaughter plea
BY SCHUYLER KROPF
The Post and Courier
A man who beat a bystander to death during a gang fight at the Coastal Carolina Fair won't be going to jail.
Instead, 20-year-old Brock McGlothlin was sentenced as a youthful offender to five years of probation Thursday for involuntary manslaughter.
Moments afterward, the family of victim Donald Chesser Jr., 21, said the light sentence issued by Circuit Judge Kenneth Goode was an outrage.
"You're in there with a murderer," one family member yelled as McGlothlin prepared to ride the elevator out of the Charleston County Judicial Center.
Chesser, of Ravenel, was at the annual fair on the night of Nov. 5, 2004, with four gang member friends when the group ran into five members of a rival Ladson-area street gang. Their feud had been going on for some time, police said.
By all accounts, Chesser was not a member of either gang but was simply tagging along that night.
Tensions flared and Michael Chaplin, one of Chesser's relatives, flashed a gun, sparking a melee in the fair midway, according to prosecutors.
As Chesser was walking away from the fight, McGlothlin attacked him, severely beating him to the ground, according to police.
When authorities arrived, the scene at the normally family-friendly fair was so gruesome, they first thought Chesser had been shot in the face.
Chesser fell into a coma. He died the next day. Authorities aren't sure whether the force of McGlothlin's blows caused Chesser's spinal cord injuries or the impact of his head landing on the pavement.
McGlothlin originally was charged with murder. The charge was later changed by prosecutors to involuntary manslaughter.
Whereas murder is the intentional taking of a life, involuntary manslaughter is defined as the "unintentional killing of another without malice but while engaged in an unlawful activity not naturally tending to cause death."
McGlothlin spent about six months in jail until his bail could be arranged.
On Thursday, he tearfully apologized to the Chesser family as he pleaded guilty.
"I am so, so sorry," he said. "I wish I just would have ran away."
McGlothlin's lawyer, public defender Beattie Butler, said the lesser charge was appropriate for the scenario.
"This was never a murder case, ever," he said.
Chesser's family said justice was not served by letting McGlothlin go free. Deborah White, Chesser's aunt, said the lack of jail time sends a signal to gang members that they can kill during a street fight, express remorse and go free.
"He's not sorry. He didn't look at us," she said.
Apology wanted for light sentence in stabbing
By Chuck Rabin
More than a year after being stalked and stabbed, brothers Jose and Raul Rodriguez are still recuperating -- while their attacker is living comfortably in northern Florida after serving only two days in jail.
Jose Armenteros is said to be complying fully with the terms of his probation. And if he continues on his path, he could be free and cleared of any charges in two years -- even as the Rodriguez brothers continue recovering from their injuries.
The light sentence imposed on Armenteros is an injustice that may have been avoided if not for an inexcusable bureaucratic blunder by the state attorney's office.
''There was a mistake made,'' said state attorney spokesman Ed Griffith.
``The problem with the law is you can't erase it. We have deeply apologized. There has been a screw-up.''
In March 2005, Jose, 19, and Raul, 20, were knifed by Armenteros after an argument on their way home from a Miami Heat game.
The argument started on the Metromover while the brothers were en route to the Brickell station from AmericanAirlines Arena. During the ride, the two men exchanged angry words with Armenteros about the abilities of former Heat guard Eddie Jones.
The three scuffled on the Brickell platform, were split up, and about 10 minutes later Jose and Raul were making their way to their car when Armenteros confronted them in the street.
Jose was stabbed in the stomach and hand, Raul in the back.
Police found Armenteros at his home the next day. He was later arrested and charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Less than 48 hours later, Armenteros was out on bail. Eventually the charges were reduced to two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, for which Armenteros gladly agreed to three years probation with the possibility of his record being cleared by 2008.
The Rodriguez brothers got an apology from the assistant state attorney who offered the plea.
But that apology does not help the tendons in Jose Rodriguez's damaged hand heal any faster.
Here's why, according to the mother of the two boys and a close-out memo of the case from the state attorney's office:
The case was originally prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Joseph Mansfield, who over the course of almost a year had little if any contact with the victims or their mother.
Some time around February of this year, Assistant State Attorney Alison Haney took over the prosecution. She was in contact with the brothers' mother, Edna Morales-Rodriguez.
But for some reason on April 18 -- following a status conference with Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Rosa Rodriguez -- Haney left believing the case would be continued in two weeks.
That same day, Rodriguez, for some reason, ordered Mansfield into her courtroom and questioned him -- even though he no longer had anything to do with the case.
Mansfield -- instead of telling the judge he was off the case -- told the judge of a previous plea offer.
Armenteros quickly accepted, then scooted. Neither the victims nor their mother were in the courtroom.
`BEHIND OUR BACK'
''It was done totally behind our back,'' Morales-Rodriguez said, adding she wanted Armenteros prosecuted to the full extent of the law. ``We were never contacted about the plea agreement.''
Reaching agreements with criminals without the knowledge of the offended is not a particularly uncommon practice for cases involving minor infractions; it's less common for stabbings.
This was clearly a mix-up by the state attorney's office. But that doesn't make it any more bearable to the Rodriguez brothers.
Morales-Rodriguez is realistic: She knows Armenteros can't be prosecuted again. Mansfield has apologized to her, but she would like an apology from a higher authority, State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle.
''I want her to come to my children. My children are angry,'' Morales-Rodriguez said.
They have a right to be angry. They also have a right to hear from the state attorney.
and thats i cant even find the article about the man who KILLED a boy and left another with massive injuries in nyc about 3 years ago and got 3 months in jail in NYC.