At Sentencing, Youth Bares Soul, and Judge Bares His Pain

By Metomni · Sep 23, 2008 ·
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/19/nyregion/19chance.html


    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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