Is it "just" when some judges have this, or at least some form of compassion or sympathy and others have none? Is it right that even when they have compassion, 4 years of life will be spent in the slammer?
If the judge felt this way, there had to be more signs of this young man as a good citizen and productive person.
It seems to me that much of the power in this drug war lies in the hands of judges. I think they have more distance in each direction that they can lean in their sentences handed out than they would want you to think.
Sucks when "middle ground" still blows.:thumbsdown:
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