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Old 12-14-2008, 06:41 AM
 
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No. I don't think he will be prosecuted to the fullest extent b/c he appears to have money.
People with money often get out of nonviolent crimes, like white collar crimes like this guy on Wall Street who stole potentially $50 billion from investors through fraud. And often women are not believed when it comes to date rate and what not, so his prior offenses may have gone without adequate prosecution because of this bias against women. However, a voilent criminal like that doesn't get away with it regardless of status. Especially the lowly status of a local police captain. They're not known for the vast wealth to say the least. Anyone remember the Kennedy guy in Greenwich who was convicted of killing his neighbor when he was a teenager? They prosecuted him vigorously as they have with a number of other rich but very violent people. I tend to be a bit skeptical too when it comes to the wealthy getting away with things, but society tends to draw the line at extreme violence. So no, he wont get away with it because the public will demand nothing less.
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:47 AM
 
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how is the atty/dad's influence able to reduce the sentence and other punishments when the elements of the crime are clearly spelled out in the statutes and evidence? I always wondered how this works
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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People with money often get out of nonviolent crimes, like white collar crimes like this guy on Wall Street who stole potentially $50 billion from investors through fraud. And often women are not believed when it comes to date rate and what not, so his prior offenses may have gone without adequate prosecution because of this bias against women. However, a voilent criminal like that doesn't get away with it regardless of status. Especially the lowly status of a local police captain. They're not known for the vast wealth to say the least. Anyone remember the Kennedy guy in Greenwich who was convicted of killing his neighbor when he was a teenager? They prosecuted him vigorously as they have with a number of other rich but very violent people. I tend to be a bit skeptical too when it comes to the wealthy getting away with things, but society tends to draw the line at extreme violence. So no, he wont get away with it because the public will demand nothing less.
Perfect analysis. I agree.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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I'm safe to go home with--I have low testosterone levels!!!!

There was an article in one of the local papers that an overwhelming percentage of young adults today have character disorders(paranoid, antisocial, borderlines, histrionic, narcissistic)--this guy certainly fits the antisocial category of that spectrum
A CRIMINAL SOCIOPATH fits the spectrum of the antisocial category.

Remember O. J. Simpson? He fits into that category so well!!!!!!!!!!!
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