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Old 07-28-2009, 02:37 AM   #21
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But I have to wonder, 2 years for dogfighting, 2 years for carrying a concealed weapon...

Does that sound equable? Sure doesn't to me.
No, I'll agree with you here - this is complete bullcrap . screw the City of New York and it's anti-gun mayor that wants his picture in the paper,

This is a political thing - the thugs in government think they can make an example of this guy. Mandatory sentencing laws in cases like this are PC political bullcrap.

Plex harmed no one but himself, it's ridiculous. Stallworth must be laughing his ass off, he got away with murder.
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:31 AM   #22
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Thing about the Stallworth case, after I read what everyone said, was that it wasn't actually all his fault. Sure, he was drunk. But from what I understand, the guy wasn't in teh crosswalk, and was crossing a busy crossway to catch a bus.

Matter of fact, I wonder, If Stallworth hadn't been drinking, if he would have even been charged.

Plax... well, he hid a weapon. Yes, that is bad. You cannot carry concealed, ESPECIALLY into a private place (which businesses are). Many states even have special laws against firearms in the same buildings as alcohol, which I completely understand. I also understand that he should be punished for discharging a firearm in an establishment when it was not self defense.

What I DONT GET is how those two things add up to breeding, raising, fighting, and killing dogs for the purpose of making money.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:55 AM   #23
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Thing about the Stallworth case, after I read what everyone said, was that it wasn't actually all his fault. Sure, he was drunk. But from what I understand, the guy wasn't in teh crosswalk, and was crossing a busy crossway to catch a bus.

Matter of fact, I wonder, If Stallworth hadn't been drinking, if he would have even been charged..
"He was drunk when he ran over a guy, but that doesn't matter" isn't much of an argument.

They victim is still dead and Stallworth got 30 days.

Plex has accidental gun discharge in a bar, which hurts no one but himself, and gets 2 years in prison. Half the NFL players carry weapons, he had the bad luck to be in NYC when this happened.

Seems like his lawyer agrees with me...


Plaxico Burress' lawyer argues for Donte Stallworth-like sentence or less

Donte Stallworth got 30 days in jail for killing someone driving drunk, while Plaxico Burress is facing 3-1/2 to 15 years in prison for shooting himself in the leg.

And Burress' attorney, Benjamin Brafman, doesn't think that's fair.

In an interview Tuesday night on Sirius NFL Radio's Late Hits, Brafman made sure to point out the "real disparity" in those two cases involving NFL wide receivers - a disparity that's now part of his argument for leniency in Burress' victimless crime.

"Donte' Stallworth, who is I think a fundamentally decent man, took a plea in a DWI case in which someone was killed and the jail sentence there was 30 days," Brafman said. "There are other components to the sentence - there'll be probation and community service and house arrest - but they gave him 30 days and someone ended up dying.

"In our case there is no victim. So I think I have a powerful argument as to why there should be a lenient sentence here. I just haven't gotten the district attorney to agree with me yet."

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/fo...#ixzz0MZA0HtRi
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:08 AM   #24
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The difference being that Donte's case was in Miami and Plaxico's is in NY. Two different cities, two different sets of laws, and obviously one person was willing to work with the DA instead of saying, "NOPE, won't take it"
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