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Teen faces life in prison for 1 charge of rioting

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posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 09:06 PM

originally posted by: IAMTAT
What the hell kind of source is this, anyway?
Did you read the other stories and opinion pieces in this rag?...It's all anti-police ravings.

Cop Who Shot at Dog and Missed, Killing Mother Instead Will Not Be Charged

The Slaughter Continues: 176 Civilians Killed by Cops so Far in 2015

As Baltimore Burns, Obama Takes The Side of Abusive Police

Unarmed Teen Shot, Killed By Police, Cried For His Mother: ‘Mommy, Mommy, Please Come’

Uh, because these happened?

For example: Police Officer Accidentally Shoots And Kills Woman In Front Of Her 4-Year-Old Son And Husband

According to reports, 34-year-old Autumn Mae Steele was arrested on Jan. 5 on a charge of domestic abuse. After being released from jail, Steele was told she could not return to her home without an officer to escort her. When she returned to her home to retrieve her things, she reportedly got into a dispute with her husband, Gabriel, as he was loading their 4-year-old son into the car.

The officer who escorted Steele to her home reportedly tried to break up the altercation, and while he was attempting to intervene, the family’s dog reportedly approached. The officer allegedly felt threatened by the dog and pulled out his gun to shoot it. As he fired shots at the dog, one of the bullets reportedly hit the 34-year-old mother in the chest.

“The dog startled the officer. The officer began shooting at the dog. The officer was still shooting when he fell down in the snow,” an eyewitness told The Hawk Eye.

“It appeared he was shooting at the dog when [the officer] fell to the ground,” another eyewitness reportedly said. “It’s my belief the woman was shot accidentally.”

It is not propaganda. It is literally a thing that happened. In case it matters for some reason, she was white.

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 09:07 PM
a reply to: InverseLookingGlass

Why does rioting have a maximum sentence of life in prison? The problem I have with rioters having large sentences placed on them is that they are expressing free speech over real issues that aren't being addressed by the government.
edit on 30pmThu, 30 Apr 2015 21:08:10 -0500kbpmkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 09:14 PM
a reply to: Greven

Lock him up and throw away the key.

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 09:18 PM
a reply to: darkbake

No, the PEACEFUL protesters were demonstrating freedom of speech.

The RIOTERS were a group of criminals exploiting a tragedy for personal gain and joyful mayhem.

Throw the book at them and set some examples. This behavior can not be tolerated.

The same goes for idiots that riot after sporting events-nail them to the wall.

Tear down all the country club prisons.

If you can't do the time don't do the crime.

Also, quit your whining.

edit on 30-4-2015 by abe froman because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 09:50 PM
I believe he can be sentenced for each charge separately and serve consecutive sentences, 8 charges could end up equal to life.

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 09:51 PM
a reply to: abe froman

I agree 100% as long as the police who do wrong are also held accountable.

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 09:55 PM
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

No sympathy.

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 09:56 PM
a reply to: Kali74

Also, the "Teen" mentioned in the article's title is 18 and legally is an adult.

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 09:57 PM
OK, everyone crying foul for this guy needs to get some freakin perspective!! Just watch the video:

First of all, what is with calling him a "TEEN" ? Yea it's technically not a lie, but it's clearly trying to represent things like he is a child. He's an 18yr old MAN.

The mother: "He don't deserve to go to jail for this".

Uhhh, YES he does. Because he will likely get probabtion or a small sentence, he at least deserves to sit in jail for 30days or so while he awaits trial. People are acting like he's been sentenced without a trial. He won't sit in jail long, and there's a possibility that he will be let off with credit for time served, plus maybe probation and/or community service.

At the end of the video the parents finally get to the point: They are asking for money to help bail their son out. I say sod him!! Let him sit and think for the couple weeks until his trial.

The family could start the funding for his bail by cashing out all the gold in ALL THREE of their mouths.
edit on 30-4-2015 by 8675309jenny because: video link added

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 10:02 PM
a reply to: roaland

No life in prison, the title is sensationalism

Baltimore Teen Encouraged by Parents to Turn Himself in Is Held on $500,000 Bail, Faces Life in Prison

That is the title alright, seems they're counting on most people not reading beyond it.

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 10:02 PM
a reply to: marg6043

And the vicious cycle of poverty, jail time and more poverty never ends then people ask why people in Baltimore turned violent to begin with.

Not true, it ended for me and my family.

Came to this country when I was young with my Mom , who took care 7 of us including: my sister ,brother, older 80+ aunt, grandmother, grandfather. We were on welfare for a short time till she was able to find a job and housing for us.

We spoke no English and only Spanish and it would have been much easier for her and us if we had moved to Miami because of the Spanish language. However she had enough foresight to realise to become successful in this country we would have to blend in and embrace the American culture of success.

Hence we moved to a majority white community where we were among the first cubans to the area. We faced racism and stereotyping from time to time, but that was just speed bumps for us and we concentrated only on things we had to do get ahead. We knew Education was the answer for us kids and hard work for my Mom.

Long story short we are no Bill Gates but I think we have done pretty well for ourselves from than to now.

Now I'm not one to think that because we did it everyone should be able to do it, nor luck didn't play some part, nor we are better than others.

However, we were the type to think that only you can put hurdles on your way to prevent you from succeeding. We took it as challenge to go beyond our way to prove to those that wanted us to fail that we can do it and what ever hurdle they put in front of us we walked around.

It took a lot of extra work no doubt and it wasn't fair but life isn't fair for most anyways. However, we were damned to let someone else stop us from bettering ourselves.

The big difference that I saw between our situation and some friends who never broke the cycle was a broken family , no direction or goals, content with their lifestyle, unwillingness to switch from professional mentality to leisure mentality , lack of hope and negativity engrained by their own family, and not having the fear of always being dependent on others.

I'm not saying that is the issue in Baltimore , but I know the cycle can be broken.In my case it took a HUGE HUGE HUGE sacrifice from my parents both physically,fiancially and emotionally and the hardheadedness to not let anyone stop us from bettering ourselves.

We also knew and understood that we had to separate our cuban culture at home from our professional culture. Hanging with my friends when I was younger and going out on the weekends I had my z cavaricci , tight shirts, huge gold bracelet with my name , and every other cuban stereotype you could think off. However, on the job and on interviews I was the preppy kid. Call me a sellout , but I had an end game that I was able to reach.

Also can't stress the importance of my parents putting themselves to the side and sacrificing everything for us kids to succeed. I actually remember having a conversation with one parent about the expense for college for my son who is only 7 and how we sacrificed to pay it off by the time he was 5. There response was: What ,why would you do that , what do you get out of it. To me I still can't wrap my head around that mentality. That mentality to me is a huge barrier in breaking the cycle.
edit on 16430America/ChicagoThu, 30 Apr 2015 22:16:03 -0500up3042 by interupt42 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 10:06 PM
my go to response for those that cry about someone who face jail and steep fines when breaking the law.

edit on 30-4-2015 by hounddoghowlie because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 10:06 PM
a reply to: 8675309jenny

Yes, he should be punished, but the punishment should fit. As you said a 30 day or I would even agree 6 months with parole and restitution, not years.

As small as it may seem he did turn himself in and that is out of the ordinary in this age. Also locking him up for years would cost the public more than the damage he did and that adds insult to injury especially when everyone sees that there is a double standard with the system when it comes to those that are supposed to serve and protect but do neither.

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 10:08 PM
a reply to: InverseLookingGlass

What a complete load of sensationalist bs.

You should be ashamed op.

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 10:13 PM
It doesn't really specify the details of the case.

However, under the current "three strikes" law, if he broke three laws while rioting, he would go down for life.

Hillary Clinton announced plans to change incarceration rates in the USA, and to stop the mass incarceration of people for low level offenses.

Any person who knows anyone or has ANY family member in prison who doesn't vote for Hillary or doesn't vote at all deserves whatever their family members get behind bars as well as the consequences that follow.

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 10:20 PM
Then she's going to have to visit him every day and keep him alive and growing, and work vigilantly to overturn this, and remove from office this level of corruption and not stop, be a hero, for the world, get rid of those who not only did this to her son but are doing this to others, and expose them, get some PI's on them and dig up their dirty laundry and pin the tail on their donkey backsides for the world to see.

Do not stop until he is out. Because I would never stand for this. Its unlawful legislation and abuse of power, therefore huge karmic debt and massive IOU owed to her family and her son, with real culprits, and whatever groups they belong to. Take the evil out.
edit on 30-4-2015 by Unity_99 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 10:21 PM
a reply to: Asktheanimals

What gets me more is the OP made the thread , then just left, no reponse to any of the posters.

That leads me to believe it was intentional, and he knew what he was doing.

This was a bait thread and once again makes him no better then FOX or MSNBC

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 10:23 PM
a reply to: Unity_99

So try and blackmail in order to get her son out of jail, for committing criminal acts?

It's amazing how people want the police to face justice , but not the other criminals

My god the hypocrisy has reached a whole new level of stupid

edit on 30-4-2015 by Lgbtlivesmatter because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 10:26 PM

originally posted by: darkbake
a reply to: InverseLookingGlass

Why does rioting have a maximum sentence of life in prison? The problem I have with rioters having large sentences placed on them is that they are expressing free speech over real issues that aren't being addressed by the government.

free speech isn't destruction of property, or encouraging attacks on police (inciting a riot).

are you willing to give your property that you worked your a@@ off for, or willing to stand and be pelted with rocks, bottles or what have you so someone can get their anger out.
not me, i worked real hard,i like my cars, home and shop. these people that lost all of this property, didn't have a damn thing to do with these issues. they were working people just like me.

posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 10:30 PM
a reply to: InverseLookingGlass

Kinda misleading, huh? He doesn't face life in prison... more like 4-8, but he does have a lot of charges against him. I do think the bail amount is a bit excessive.

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