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Friday, August 07, 2020

A Louisiana man will continue to spend his life in prison for stealing a pair of hedge clippers, after the state's Supreme Court denied his request to review a lower court's sentence.



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Hedge clippers.

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-08-07 07:31 AM | Reply

How does a judge justify this? Twenty years! So far!

#2 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-08-07 04:56 PM | Reply

"Pig Laws were largely designed to re-enslave African Americans," she wrote. Bryant's case, the chief justice said, demonstrates a "modern manifestation" of Pig Laws: "This man's life sentence for a failed attempt to steal a set of hedge clippers is grossly out of proportion to the crime and serves no legitimate penal purpose."

I knew he was a black man unjustly imprisoned just from the sentencing.

Also. He's been in prison since his whole life. What would you expect this guy to be able to do if he's released? His life is ruined over a pair of hedge cutters.

It's criminal.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-08-07 05:10 PM | Reply

This is bs. Free the dude!

#4 | Posted by bingy at 2020-08-07 05:19 PM | Reply

It's Louisiana, what do you expect? If he'd stolen a few million dollars via some illegal financial scam that would be different. He'd be a free man.

#5 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-08-07 07:11 PM | Reply

Financial crimes aren't crimes. They're misunderstandings.

Stealing cheap chinese gardening tools is strictly forbidden by the bible.


#6 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-08-07 09:43 PM | Reply

I am SO GLAD you posted this, MrSilenceDoGood.
Thank you.

This is repulsive at every level.

6 Judges. 5 white men, 1 black woman. Decision 5-1, you can guess. Five Supreme Pieces of ----. Attempted (alleged) theft of hedge clippers, 20 years in prison, 62 years old, and these FSPoS don't think the sentence was "harsh" or "excessive."

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2020-08-07 09:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I live in the French Quarter and it's alright but go a mile in any direction and you'll find some bass akward folks for sure.

#8 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-08-07 09:52 PM | Reply

More proof that institutional racism in 'Merica is just a liberal myth.

Right, wingnuts?

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2020-08-07 10:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Totally ridiculous, as all 3 strikes laws are. Change the frickin law.

Keeping his property up should have been a mitigating circumstance.

Bad joke. I feel sorry for the guy.

#10 | Posted by willowby at 2020-08-07 10:21 PM | Reply

This was more about class then race. If he was rich and robbed let's say an election, or looted the US taxpayers for trillions he could use that loot to pay for his high powered phalanx of attorneys. I mean O.J. got away with killing his wife because he was rich and powerfully connected.

#11 | Posted by tknees at 2020-08-08 05:08 PM | Reply

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