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Old 04-10-2019, 10:05 AM
 
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FL has a 10-20-life

The law's name comes from three main mandatory sentences: 1) producing a firearm during the commission of certain felonies mandates at least a 10-year prison sentence; 2) firing one mandates at least a 20-year prison sentence; and 3) shooting someone mandates a minimum sentence of 25 years to life regardless of whether a victim is killed or simply injured. The maximum penalty is a life sentence unless the defendant is charged with felony murder or first degree murder in which case the maximum is the death penalty.
He wasn't using the gun during the commission of a "forcible felony" though, so it won't apply.
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Old 04-10-2019, 03:19 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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Awful.

Somebody bought my dinner once; in 2001 when I was 8 months pregnant with my twin girls. It was a nice night out, so I decided to walk to a Gunther Toody’s diner about half a mile away. I waddled in & the place was pretty much deserted; there was two men sitting at a booth & one guy sitting alone at the counter.

I ordered a lot of food & ate every bit! Asked the waitress for my check & she said; “It’s been taken care of!” I was like; “Really? By who?” & she told me she wasn’t allowed to say ... they wanted to remain anonymous. I looked around but nobody looked my way ... I have no clue who it was but after reading this story I’d imagine staying anonymous would be the best way to go.

If anybody even bothers to be kind to random strangers again.
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:18 AM
 
Location: CasaMo
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Unfortunately, it doesn't surprise me. A similar story happened in Kansas City many years ago.


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So, helping people is now considered "using poor judgement"? When did that happen? Who decides such things for us, you? Helping people used to be considered a beautiful thing. But now the scumbags are murdering the good Samaritans, and people like you blame us for helping in the first place.

That's not what bus man said or meant. Come on. If I advised someone not to attempt to walk across a busy 4 lane interstate to help a stranded motorist, I'm not questioning their desire to help.


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Really? You really need to know that before determining the guilt or innocence of the murderer? Scary!
And Suburban Guy never said he needed to know before determining guilt or innocence.

Why are you putting words in other people's mouths?
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:14 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Cases like this make me wonder why there's so much opposition to the death penalty.

Probaby because even if the guilt is without a single doubt, and there is no good reason for the scum to live, people are still uncomfortable with the idea of the Government having the power to decide whether someone lives or dies.

Today the Government kills murderers. Tomorrow it may be saying something the President doesn't like.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:16 PM
 
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That's not a person. That's an animal.

It's rabid and needs to be put down.
truth...

bring back ole sparky.
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Old 04-11-2019, 03:30 PM
 
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Probaby because even if the guilt is without a single doubt, and there is no good reason for the scum to live, people are still uncomfortable with the idea of the Government having the power to decide whether someone lives or dies.

Today the Government kills murderers. Tomorrow it may be saying something the President doesn't like.
Right, and there have been many, many people on death row who were later exonerated with DNA advances. One can only wonder how many innocent people were put to death before it. Like I said, it’s the application of the death penalty where the problems come in. Aside from that it’s never been shown to be a deterrent, and our justice system was never meant to be used as revenge. Our forefathers fought to come here and establish a system that was the opposite of the rigged system that existed in England at the time.
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:38 PM
 
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Incredible, just incredible that a man should wind up shot to death while being so generous. So horrible.
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Old Today, 12:48 PM
 
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Some people in this world are just the embodiment of evil itself
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