25 Year Sentence for NOT Driving Drunk in a parked car Versus Probation for Prison Guard Who Raped Inmate
What did this guy do? Rape? Murder? Armed Robbery? A botched terrorist attack?
Nope. He was sitting in a parked car, off the road in a parking lot, waiting for a taxi, with the AC on.
Granted, he drove drunk a lot. Actually, this was his fourth driving while intoxicated conviction.
But driving is a bit of an overstatement… he was arrested in the parking lot after turning on his car and pressing the brakes. As most modern cars require your brake pedal to be depressed in order to start the car, this is to be expected.
But HE NEVER DROVE THE CAR. EVER. HE WAS JUST SITTING IN AIR CONDITIONING. AS HE WAS BEING ARRESTED, THE CAB HE ORDERED SHOWED UP.
The man said he was just sitting in his car waiting for a cab. His blood alcohol content was .276 which would put most people down for the night with a bad headache the next day.
But 25 years in prison? No one was actually hurt by his behavior. Yes, many people could have been hurt. He was putting other people at risk for his own selfish reasons. But that is still a pre-crime. What he did was a crime because of what that behavior could lead to, not because of actual harm done to any person.
I think people should be punished for actual harm they do, not for victimless crimes. But forget the philosophical consistency for a minute and just think about this subjectively.
People who actually kill someone drunk driving don’t usually get that kind of sentence. In the last month, a man drunk driving in New York got 3.5-10.5 years for hitting and killing an elderly couple. A California illegal immigrant hit two pedestrians, killing one, left the scene, and was sentenced to one year in prison. A woman did get a 25-year sentence for killing one pedestrian and injuring another while under the influence, but she will be eligible for parole after 5 years.
In following these kind of cases, it pays to be an illegal ANYTHING in the US, because typically you get a year or LESS, and usually don't serve the full year. If however, you are a white, expect severe and stiff punishment.
At the trial of the man who never hurt anyone, the prosecution presented three prior DWI convictions which weighed into his conviction and sentencing. Yet judges routinely do not allow that kind of evidence for much more serious crimes. In one murder trial past violent crimes against women, even with the same style of assault, were not allowed to be presented at trial.
The court ruled that the sentence is not excessive because it was his fourth DUI arrest, EVEN THOUGH HE WAS NOT DRIVING AT THE TIME. The prosecutor says we owe law enforcement a debt of gratitude for keeping us safe. UH....RIGHT.
But what happens when law enforcement commit serious crimes with actual victims?
A corrections officer was found guilty of raping a male inmate. His sentence: two years of PROBATION. He did not even get a single day in jail. For RAPE. Of a prisoner who could not fight back or run away.
So a man will be put in jail for 25 for NOT driving under the influence, and guarded by people who could literally rape him, and not even face a single day in prison.
The man who was raped by a prison guard sued the prison alleging cruel and unusual punishment and failure of the prison to protect someone in their care. The court rejected his claims and dismissed the lawsuit.
A former Nebraska prison inmate who was sexually assaulted by a corrections officer in 2012 can’t pursue civil damages against prison officials who placed him in solitary confinement after he reported the rape.The contrast between civilian and government officials is stark. Government officials get off basically scot-free for actual serious harm to victims.
And for the civilians, the sentencing can be harsh but follows no sane guidelines. This is not meant to be a defense of drunk driving. The point is that victimless crimes are often punished more severely than actual wrongdoing.
Under a common law system where all suits derive from conflicts between individuals–victimizations–this would not be the case.
You don’t have to play by the rules of the corrupt politicians, manipulative media, and brainwashed peers.
THE LESSON IS NEVER GET IN ANY CAR, EVEN SITTING IN ONE THAT IS NOT MOVING NOR ON A PUBLIC STREET, IF INTOXICATED. THE BASTARDS WILL STILL THROW YOU IN JAIL FOR LIFE.
If an illegal immigrant kills your family and leaves the scene, expect him or her to be out by christmas.