Thursday, October 05, 2006

Here we go again...

Packers wide receiver, Koren Robinson, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for his second drunk driving offense.  HOWEVER, the jail sentence will not start until after the NFL season.  The same thing happened when Ravens running back Jamal Lewis was sentenced for setting up a drug deal with his cell phone.  His sentence was scheduled to take place in the off season.  Am I the only person outraged by this?
 
If I get busted for drunk driving twice, I go to jail immediately after I'm sentenced.  I don't get to finish the project I'm working on and then go to jail.  I go directly to jail.  No waiting period.  The point of our corrections system is to punish, deter and rehabilitate people for breaking our laws.  If someone breaks the law and then gets to serve his sentence when it is most convenient for him, it defeats the purpose.  Koren Robinson is not being forced to give up his means of making the living like the rest of the American population would be, so how exactly is this a just - or even useful - punishment?  This will not deter him from committing the crime again - or from committing any crime again.
 
Put him in jail now.  Just like what would happen to anyone else.

2 comments:

  1. ZUG! His 'punishment' is total bullshit. Stories like that perpetuate the belief that their are two justice systems.

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  2. I have read this post three times and still find myself hoping that it is some sort of joke. It is unfrickenbelievable!!!

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