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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:51 am    Post subject: Life Term In Marijuana Case Fuels Debate On Sentencing Reply with quote

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US UT: Life Term In Marijuana Case Fuels Debate On Sentencing

URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1297/a07.html
Newshawk: Larry Seguin http://www.reconsider.org/
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Pubdate: Sun, 12 Sep 2004
Source: Watertown Daily Times (NY)
Copyright: 2004 Watertown Daily Times
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LIFE TERM IN MARIJUANA CASE FUELS DEBATE ON SENTENCING

Weldon H. Angelos, a 25-year-old producer of rap records, will be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Salt Lake City for selling several hundred dollars in marijuana on each of three occasions, his first offences. He faces 63 years in prison.

Laws that set mandatory minimums sentences require 55 of the 63 years because Angelos carried a gun while he sold the drugs.

"It would appear effectively to be a life sentence," the judge, Paul G. Cassell of U. S. District Court there, wrote in a request to the prosecution and the defense for advice about whether he has any choice but to send the man to prison forever.

Cassell surveyed the maximum sentences for other federal crimes. Hijacking an airplane: 25 years. Terrorist bombing intending to kill a bystander: 20 years. Second-degree murder: 14 years. Kidnapping: 13 years. Rape of a 10 year-old: 11 years.

He noted that Angelos would face a far shorter sentence in the courts of any state. In Utah, prosecutors estimate that he would receive five to seven years.

The Angelos case may provide a glimpse of the future. The constitutionality of federal sentencing guidelines was called into doubt by a Supreme Court decision in June, but that does not extend to laws that set mandatory minimum sentences.

If the court strikes down the guidelines, as many expect, judges will have much greater discretion, to the dismay of many prosecutors and politicians who worry that judges are not tough enough on crime. Congress may respond with even more mandatory minimums.




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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 4:17 am    Post subject: Re: Life Term In Marijuana Case Fuels Debate On Sentencing Reply with quote

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Rape of a 10 year-old: 11 years.

I wonder how they gage that? By the size of the rapist's genitals? Or did they add the age of the kid to the size of the asshole's penis? The dumbass shoulda raped a 1 year old. He'd only gotten 2 years then.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NoONEshould rape a adult or a child or an animal.. The sentancing shows us that satan is running this world. he doesnt want cannabis legalised because the cannabis would promote love brotherhood and empathy for fellow humans
Domestic violence would almost come to a huge decrease if cannabis was legal and alcohol was not.
Teens have brutaly killed his mother and gets 4-5 years. See my post here.
http://www.thc-ministry.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2465&start=15

I dont know what America is so blind as to the satanic connections to the government. They totaly disregard the Skull and Bones.If you were to ask any of them Republicans would they put a Satanist in the White House would be appaled at the question and answer no.

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