Funny laws? How about range in sentencing?

22 08 2008
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How many times have 2 people been convicted of the same crime in the United States and they have gotten extremely different sentences. I remember 20 years ago when an Oklahoma based family member of a Naval Officer I knew got 20 years for having a seed. The same crime in another state would be no time in jail.

Here is an interesting chart that breaks down sentencing for different demographic groups. Sentencing at the State level should be federally controlled because of the ABSURD State laws with different sentencing guidelines.

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4 09 2008
Harvey Friedman

That’s a good point and you know the statue of blind justice is not a reflection of reality… it’s an ideal and a goal. Some day maybe the law in America will truly be equal for all and until then I recommend you hire a good attorney.

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