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1,289 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by Guerrilla

If a person commits a non-violent crime, is a 25-year sentence appropriate?


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17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 10/10/03 - 2:55:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
that's too harsh
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 10/10/03 - 2:56:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Dealing thousands of kilo's of drugs isn't violent, but still.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 10/10/03 - 2:57:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
If they are a repeat offender, dealing, or something like that, I think so.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 10/10/03 - 2:58:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
White-collar crime isn't necessarily violent, but I think if someone embezzles millions of dollars, or something similar, they should get a pretty stiff sentence.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 10/10/03 - 3:45:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
i do believe that it would be in some cases.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 10/10/03 - 4:21:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
I wish the question was more specific, (like including a scenario) but yes I would say 25 years is too long for a non-violent crime.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 10/11/03 - 3:00:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't. Theres lots of non-violent crimes that can seriously affect a persons life, and if they do, I think the person who commits the crime deserves 25 years.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 8:23:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Plotting/attempting to do something violent could be just as bad...
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 8:27:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
what about enron executives who stole millions from workers?
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 10/16/03 - 7:03:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
All I know for sure is, I think our justice system is too lenient. As far as I'm concerned:
Dealing drugs is harming people who use them
Stealing money is harming people who need that money
Stealing a car is harming the person who drives it
Etc. Any crime is an act of direct or indirect violence, if only because of the POSSIBLE consequences.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 10/16/03 - 7:11:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
It completely depends on the crime. A violent crime like punching someone deserves less time than a multi-million dollar embezzler.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 10/16/03 - 5:55:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes!
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 10/16/03 - 8:01:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with UncleLaughie.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 10/17/03 - 1:39:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
It depends totally on the crime and the criminal record of the person involved - if they have an extensive criminal record a harsher sentence should be considered.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 10/17/03 - 1:46:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
i just read the last half of the question and thought to myself "wow, that's one hell of a run-on sentence!" hah.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 10/20/03 - 10:04:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
25 years? What kind of nob-violent crime is this...
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 10/23/03 - 2:12:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think that's too long
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 10/29/03 - 4:35:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it really depends on the crime. Dealing can cause the death of someone and ruin a community. That's bad enough to get 25 years but it's not violent
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 10/29/03 - 5:08:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Thanks to Explodo for helping me with the wording of the question.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 11/8/03 - 11:53:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, some crimes would be appropriate for a 25 year sentence. Nobody can say absolutely yes or no. Every crime affects its victims differently. That should be the basis on the sentence.

17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 11/17/03 - 3:25:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
depends on the crime
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 12/6/03 - 4:03:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
You mean for something like conning old people out of their life savings so that they have to spend their twilight years in poverty? Yeah I’d say 25 years isn’t too inappropriate.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 12/6/03 - 4:14:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
depends on the crime. like what emitchell said, cheating old people lout of their retirement money is worth 25 years.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 12/6/03 - 5:16:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
It definitely depends on the crime, and there are non-violent crimes that are worth the 25 years.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 12/7/03 - 9:29:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
Rape is sometimes considered non-violent, butI'd say a 25 year sentence on that one is far too short. So..nope.

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