Homeless man turns himself in for taking $100 dollars. Gets 15 Years

A CEO gets caught after stealing over $3 billion. And gets Just over 3 years. To be honest, Escapees, (Escapists or whatever) I just wanted to share this with you, spread the document around the internet.

Here's the link for the full article about the CEO: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/22/mortgage-fraud-ceo-prison-paul-allen_n_881946.html

Couldn't find the article about Roy Brown. Interne's fired up about this.

Here's the photo that i found that informed me.
http://imgur.com/gallery/djOnM

Spread the word Internet. Maybe someone in a position of power will hear this.

Oh this nonsense again?

One was the active participant in a crime, the other is just being charged with failing to notice other people committing a crime.

The other issue of course is NO ONE can find any trace of any real source about Roy Brown. Odds are its a made up story

Image appears to be screencap of: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/265402

Which links to: http://wesawthat.blogspot.com/2009/01/shreveport-man-gets-15-years-for.html

Which cites a KTBS story, but you don't need the wayback machine to find it: http://www.ktbs.com/news/23350821/detail.html

The KTBS story is the only primary journalistic source I could find. Everything else I turned up was a blog or forum post about it.

evilneko:
Image appears to be screencap of: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/265402

Which links to: http://wesawthat.blogspot.com/2009/01/shreveport-man-gets-15-years-for.html

Which cites a KTBS story, but you don't need the wayback machine to find it: http://www.ktbs.com/news/23350821/detail.html

The KTBS story is the only primary journalistic source I could find. Everything else I turned up was a blog or forum post about it.

So one source. The story is slightly different, and the picture is a fake.

The very short and uncreditted story on the ABC affiliate's site contains inconsistant information (they both tell you where he lives and say he had no where to live). We know nothing about the man or his record (for example, is this his 10th felony, explaining why the prosecutor didn't make a deal).

So even if this guy is real, its still a non story.

Even if you want to treat it as a story, its still a completely different type of crime.

Man bites dog. I don't think any court would sentence a homeless man to 15 years for this. Likely there is context involved.

Since there is doubt about the veracity of the homeless man's existence i'll post another example that can't be refuted as easily.

Jim Devine, a former Labour MP swindled over £8000 in expenses between 2008 and 2009. Branded a liar by his trial judge he was sentenced to 16 months in jail. After 4 months he was released.

During the London riots a man stole a £3.50 multipack of water bottles was sentenced to 6 months; due to previous good behaviour he escaped a higher sentence.

Now i know those figures don't compare with the OP's examples but i figure the point about double standards of justice still applies. How is it fair that Devine serves a month in prison for every £2000 stolen while the other man serves the same time for just 50p?

Justice aside, maybe the guy wanted a roof over his head?

There's probably more to this, sorry for wading in, but the thought did occur to me....

I thought this was proven to be bullshit. and why is this subject coming up again in a new thread?

Karma168:
Since there is doubt about the veracity of the homeless man's existence i'll post another example that can't be refuted as easily.

Jim Devine, a former Labour MP swindled over £8000 in expenses between 2008 and 2009. Branded a liar by his trial judge he was sentenced to 16 months in jail. After 4 months he was released.

During the London riots a man stole a £3.50 multipack of water bottles was sentenced to 6 months; due to previous good behaviour he escaped a higher sentence.

Now i know those figures don't compare with the OP's examples but i figure the point about double standards of justice still applies. How is it fair that Devine serves a month in prison for every £2000 stolen while the other man serves the same time for just 50p?

I thought that the British authorities were handing out harsher sentences for crimes during the riots as a deterrent?

Karma168:
Since there is doubt about the veracity of the homeless man's existence i'll post another example that can't be refuted as easily.

Jim Devine, a former Labour MP swindled over £8000 in expenses between 2008 and 2009. Branded a liar by his trial judge he was sentenced to 16 months in jail. After 4 months he was released.

During the London riots a man stole a £3.50 multipack of water bottles was sentenced to 6 months; due to previous good behaviour he escaped a higher sentence.

Now i know those figures don't compare with the OP's examples but i figure the point about double standards of justice still applies. How is it fair that Devine serves a month in prison for every £2000 stolen while the other man serves the same time for just 50p?

If I recall, the courts dealt out harsher sentances to rioters, which while not nessicarly right makes sense. He was apart of a violent movement, and contributed to an even which caused a lot of damage (which easily exceeds the 8000 Devine stole). So he's essentially being held in prison for the total damage the rioters did, not just his small contribution.

randomsix:

I thought that the British authorities were handing out harsher sentences for crimes during the riots as a deterrent?

They are. In the vain hope nothing like this happens ever again.

Until next year when a bunch of folk get pissed off about something and decide to smash up a town.

On Topic.....

Even if a homeless man did go to jail for 15 years, whats the problem?

On the one hand he could spend 15 years living in a box on a back alley somewhere and slowly pickle his liver with cheap spirits.

On the other he can have a roof over his head, a bed and 3 square meals a day for 15 years.

Now imagine you are homeless, nowhere to go, no-one gives a shit. You are cold, hungry, ill and just want a decent nights sleep for a change.

Would you rather spend 15 years slowly killing yourself until some bugger is scraping up your remains while cursing the fact you ever existed undre his breath or would you rather be fed and watered while getting some decent sleep and a chance to try and re-evaluate your life.

 

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