Originally Posted by guttle11
Being in line with what the law says doesn't necessarily mean fair. Two years for essentially taking a registered gun across state lines? Unfair. If he had registered the gun in New York he would not be going to jail. That's a pretty harsh punishment.
The bigger issue is the mayor and prosecutor publicly saying they were going to make an example of him because he is a celebrity. That is wholly unfair. Not much different that famous people getting off easy.
My father is a prosecutor and he said he could lose his law license for saying something like this in public. Justice is suppose to be blind, you don't make examples out of people, it goes against everything the judicial system stands for. With this being said, Martha Stewart says HI! She got screwed as well.
Plaxico did something he was not suppose to do. Jail time...yes..in the county jail for 30-60 days. Not Prision for 2 years....NO WAY. Prision is for bad people, that have hurt other people, and had intent to hurt others. Plaxico does not fall into this catagory...not at all.
Mayor Bloomburg believes that the only people in New York that should have hand guns are the cops that protect him.
The moral of this story is don't live in New York.