Probation for gang shooting
A 16 yr old shoots at a car because he thinks it has gang members in it (I'd assume he was a gang member himself)... and gets probation.
Not that I'm on a soapbox about sentencing -- the primary effect of "get tough on crime" is to motivate each session of a legislature to up the penalties, to where sentences often exceed anything that is reasonable, and things that should be misdemeanors get classed as felonies. But probation for an apparently gang-related attempted homicide is out of line.
How do the laws concerning using a firearm during a crime apply here?
Posted by: Bob 1942 at August 29, 2006 08:03 PM
And some jackass will try to use it for more gun control laws. As long as we have judges like that, what good are laws?
Posted by: BobG at August 30, 2006 09:58 AM