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Bonds sentenced to home confinement, probation

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    According to streaming report, it "looks as if the home run king will not go to prison."


    Hardly seems worth the government's effort, at least for the last four years.
  2. He shoulda got some prison time just for being an asshole.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Also says he might get "thousands of hours of community service." For him, that could be worse than prison.
  4. Well, that was worth the tens of millions of dollars the government spent on that witch hunt (/sarcasm).
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Final details: two years probation, 30 days home confinement, 250 hours community service. Judge says she was moved by the many stories of good deeds Bonds has done throughout his life. Citing letters to her, she said, "The thing that is striking to me is that it was done out of the public eye and privately."

    Prosecuting attorney sounds more than a bit whiny, telling judge Bonds lived a double life with a mistress and by using illegal steroids. "He was not convicted for that," judge tells prosecutor.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    The thing about witch hunts is there is no such thing as a witch.

    Bonds, on the other hand, was everything the prosecution alleged.

    Argue about whether it was worth the time and effort (and you'll get no arguments from me), but I can't stand when people throw around the term "witch hunt."

    They didn't accuse him of something that doesn't exist, nor did they even accuse him of anything he didn't do.
  8. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Just heard on the news that Bonds plans on appealing the sentence.
  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    You need people to testify truthfully. Basic fundamental staple of a civilized society.
  10. He was convicted of obstruction of justice. They couldn't even get perjury.

    It was a colossal failure of a prosecution and the best they could do was argue for jail time that would be ridiculously disproportionate to what he was ultimately convicted of. The judge didn't buy it.
  11. You need federal prosecutors who have respect for the rule of law and don't pursue petty and vindictive prosecutions because they can.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    He's not appealing the sentence - he's appealing the conviction. He'd be an idiot to appeal the sentence which would require him to spend 30-days at this prison.
    Not exactly Oz.
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