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** Willie Smith Ward, 43, a habitual offender, attempted to steal a $35 rack of pork ribs from a grocery store in Waco, Texas. SENTENCE:  50 years in prison. He must serve at least a quarter of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

**John Horner, 46, a Florida fast food restaurant worker and father of three, sold $1800 worth (four bottles) of painkillers prescribed for him after he lost an eye in an accident. He is a non-violent first-time drug offender. SENTENCE:  A mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison.

**Patrick Matthews, a Louisiana father of two, was 22 when convicted of helping a friend steal tools, a generator and a welding machine. He had a prior record of two unarmed burglaries while high on meth at age 17. SENTENCE: Under Louisiana's Habitual Offender law, he was sentenced to life in prison.

**Sharanda Jones, 32, a Texas mother of a 9-year-old daughter, arrested for a nonviolent crime of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. She had no prior arrests. SENTENCE:  A mandatory minimum sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

**Ricky Minor, a Florida father of three and a meth addict, was caught with 1.2 grams of meth in his home, along with decongestants that could be used to make meth. He was 38 when convicted, with a record of several prior nonviolent offenses.  SENTENCE: Federal law required he serve life in prison without parole.

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**Wall Street bank executives, sometimes referred to as "too big to jail," were instrumental in causing the 2008 Financial Crisis and Great Recession that crashed the American and global economy.  SENTENCE:  No prison time or criminal prosecution.

**The George W. Bush Administration illegally invaded Iraq based on the false claim that it possessed weapons of mass destruction, leading to the death and injuries of thousands of people and the devastation of the country. In addition, the Administration ordered torture techniques that were used on numerous Iraqi and Afghanistani detainees. SENTENCE: No high-ranking officials have been imprisoned or prosecuted.

 

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Arlen is a writer/blogger living in Monterey, CA. His political blog is thebigpicturereport.com. He writes a weekly quotation quiz "What's Your QQ?" (Quotation Quotient) for the Monterey County Herald, as well as a quotationquotient.com website and (more...)
 
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How can the average American believe in a judicial... by Arlen Grossman on Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 12:52:30 PM
To all:Remember this when you have jury duty. ... by Richard Pietrasz on Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 2:40:55 PM
Also, just remember that if no one was injured, th... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:32:33 PM
Ah, Yes...Noblesse Oblige rears its ugly head....W... by yunus Luebben on Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 1:52:15 PM
Your thesis notwithstanding, CEOs arrested while h... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 2:11:47 PM
More indictments are on the way as well.  The... by Doc McCoy on Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 6:58:15 PM
Habitual offenders deserve prison time, Doc, but r... by Arlen Grossman on Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:46:34 PM
Here's a guy W Bush who escaped the justice system... by Lance Ciepiela on Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 11:57:59 AM
I find it interesting, Robert, that none of the ar... by Arlen Grossman on Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:49:36 PM
Something trivial, as this is the list that I foun... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 11:57:20 AM
"America was mortally wounded by the Federal Reser... by Lance Ciepiela on Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 9:44:58 AM
I don't see the relevance to anything I said to ju... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 12:01:49 PM
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The folks from the Ministry have all of the explan... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 11:10:04 PM
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It's the next day and the silence is deafening. Do... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 8:56:12 AM
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worth looking into Natural Law or Sui Juris LawSim... by Nevin Buess on Friday, Dec 20, 2013 at 11:06:24 AM
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We call it our justice system, but there is no jus... by Barbara M. on Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 2:22:34 PM
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