Re: Ochocinco goes from probation to 30 days in jail after attorney butt slap...
I was paying attention. I understand the arguments you made. I don't remotely agree and can't imagine worrying more about that than a guy hitting a woman. I understand what was agreed upon and that she changed her mind and why, but the charge was a very serious one and he was acting like a *****. You're saying because X happened, he's going jail. Had X not happened, he wouldn't be going to jail, therefore X is why he's going to jail. But X to you is the slap on the butt. If you insert "hit his wife" into the same equation, it still holds. Had he not hit a woman, he wouldn't be going to jail. That your X happened after the previous act doesn't change the calculus. If he doesn't hit his wife, he wouldn't even have been in the position where he needed lawyering to keep him out of jail. So in my mind, the only thing that could have guaranteed he didn't go to jail for the crime would have been not to do it in the first place. That's the most logical equation here, not the one you're getting behind.
He obviously wasn't taking the process seriously. I'm not saying she should have done what she did, but I don't blame her.
The guy hit a woman and people don't seem to care about that, but only that a judge pulled a little rank. Big freaking deal. In the world of hitting a woman vs a judge sending someone to jail for all of 30 days because she's on a little power trip, I know which one makes me angry. The guy abused his wife and he's going to jail for 30 days. Boo freaking hoo. But to each their own I guess.
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Last edited by MWM; 06-16-2013 at 12:07 AM.