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35-year-old gets life for pot

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Point of Order, May 7, 2011.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member


    State Judge Raymond S. Childress punished Hood under Louisiana's repeat-offender law in his courtroom in Covington on Thursday. A jury on Feb. 15 found the defendant guilty of attempting to possess and distribute marijuana at his Slidell home, court records show.
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I would have hoped at least, that after the third conviction, the judge would have told him if he was caught again, he'd go away for life. If the judge did that, and this guy was stupid enough to continue doing what he was doin, then that's on the criminal. Learn the damn lesson.

    If he wasn't warned, then yeah, it seems pretty harsh. The judge went from one extreme to the other. 10 years is more appropriate.

    At some point, the guy should have learned his lesson. But now, instead of giving him a chance to learn it, he's being punished forever.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    How can you think he wasn't warned?

    Every time you appear before a judge you're warned of the seriousness of the charges and the consequences if you end up back before said judge.

    And, he was still on probation -- the terms of which would have been made very clear to him.

    Finally, ignorance of the law is no defense.

    This was his fourth conviction. The guy had already gotten an extra freebie.

    Disagree with the law if you want, but this guy knew the risks.
  4. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    This really pisses me off.

    What am I supposed to do for a weed connection now?
  5. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Life. For pot.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Obviously, the guy in question is not Lex Luthor when it comes to intellect.
    The two larger issues are:
    1. Marijuana shouldn't be illegal.
    B. Life in prison for selling pot is a waste of state resources.
  7. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    1. B.?

    Put down the bong, Buck.
  8. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Oh, and by the way, I agree with both points.
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    They arrested him after finding about two pounds of marijuana in the house. He deserved to go away for a while.
  10. It's for the children!!!!
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Just say no.
  12. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    It needs to be decriminalized already. How much money are we wasting on trials/jails for dudes like this?
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