Originally posted by TX9R:
That is a heavy sentence for a victimless crime, but that's the way the law is written there. I for one am glad to see that finally athletes are getting the same shake you or I would in the same situation instead of always getting a slap on the wrist like in years past. As far as DJs comments about NYC vs Montana, apples and oranges. Gun related crime and murder in NYC is far more prevalent than Montana, or rellaty anywhere for that matter, so it makes sense that the laws would be stiffer.
Well I have to agree with you that Athletes do at time get off easy, but this is ridiculous for him to get two years.
In reference to the comment about regular people like ourselves getting thrown the book verus athletes isn't always correct. Just recently in NYC a corner store owner had a illegal shotgun in his store, and he had two people attempt to commit a robbery. He shot and killled both of them but was given not one charge; and this is by the greater city of NYC. I understand it was more than likely in defense of himself and his store, but the fact is 1) NYC has no self defense rules 2) the shotgun wasn't registered in the city of NYC.
So explain to me how you can have a illegal weapon and kill two people and get not one charge? HMMM? How about those apples.
[ Edited by THEBESTEVER on Aug 21, 2009 at 3:07 PM ]