posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 10:23 AM
While it is hard to argue with Floridas mandatory minimums, it is sad to see a 17 year old kid get 23 years for something that on the surface seems a
lot less terrible than it really is. It is terrible, don't get me wrong. I have a feeling that this would have turned into a worse crime had he not
gotten caught, or something else. It isn't normal for 17 year old's to break into houses and shoot occupants, even K-9 occupants. The part that stings
though is the fact that cops shoot peoples dogs all the time when both the owner and dog are not guilty of anything what so ever. If the sentence was
for that alone, and nothing to do with the mandatory minimum I would be outraged. In this case it is hard to garner sympathy, but still said a 17 year
old ruined his life over this. Oh well, thats what crime gets you.
**edit** I am not sympathizing with this kid what so ever. The fact that cops kill dogs really has nothing what so ever to do with this case. I wish I
wouldn't have put it in my original post but feel it is disingenuous to take it out after the fact. Just want to make sure no one thinks I am trying
to relate the 2 or that I am arguing against this sentence even though you might read that from the original text.
edit on 7/14/2014 by
sputniksteve because: (no reason given)