He's going to turn his life around...

He's going to turn his life around...

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    He's going to turn his life around...

    And the local Asst D.A. is willing (as is the judge) to bet YOUR life on it...

    Just because he went armed into a house and the homeowner was shot... It was all because his older brother led him astray... So now, the lad will have a "taint" on his record that will follow him for the rest of his life... But you know, participating in an armed robbery must have consequences... 2 years of supervised probation.

    Wow, just WOW...

    Prosecute gun crime, people... put a pot head out of jail to make room for this feller.. And really show him what consequences are...

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    It's always an "excuse" for bad and violent behavior. He made the choice to follow Big Bro into the lifestyle of crime so therefore he has to accept some degree of guilt and whatever the sentence is will be. That's life my friends.

    Who cares if his record is tainted, he did that to himself and at the end of the day no matter how many excuses come forth, the consequences are quite clear. You make the wrong choices they can and will come back to haunt you, sometimes for life.
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    "attempted aggravated robbery and aggravated battery" how about attempted murder? he shot someone in the chest while committing a crime.

    "restitution totalling $1,896 to the shooting victim" sounds like a fair amount for being shot twice, while the treatment for the victim along likely exceed 10 K, paid by either taxes or victims insurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    It's always an "excuse" for bad and violent behavior. He made the choice to follow Big Bro into the lifestyle of crime so therefore he has to accept some degree of guilt and whatever the sentence is will be. That's life my friends.

    Who cares if his record is tainted, he did that to himself and at the end of the day no matter how many excuses come forth, the consequences are quite clear. You make the wrong choices they can and will come back to haunt you, sometimes for life.
    Couldn't have said it better myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    It's always an "excuse" for bad and violent behavior. He made the choice to follow Big Bro into the lifestyle of crime so therefore he has to accept some degree of guilt and whatever the sentence is will be. That's life my friends.

    Who cares if his record is tainted, he did that to himself and at the end of the day no matter how many excuses come forth, the consequences are quite clear. You make the wrong choices they can and will come back to haunt you, sometimes for life.
    I agree with you however three years of intensive supervised probation is incredibly far from a consequence for the acts committed. The restitution, if you can call it that with a straight face, amount is also a damn joke.

    Yet another case of nobody taking responsibility for their own actions anymore and it always being somebody elses fault. I'm sick and tired of this bravo sierra.
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    I suppose we should be grateful that he didn't get off scott free.

    His 21 year old brother, Devontair, is a real piece of work. Seems that he killed his older brother in a "tragic accident" a few years ago. Lovely.

    From the article: During a court hearing in September, Devontair Jackson's defense attorney said the manslaughter conviction was tied to the shooting death of an older brother, which the attorney said was a "tragic accident."
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    We will have as much crime as we will tolerate. It appears we will tolerate quite a bit of it.
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    Why is it these idiots demonize guns, but don't do jack about a gun crime?
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    How it reads.

    Daquhan S. Jackson, 18, of Topeka, was sentenced to three years of intensive supervised probation.
    How it should read.

    Daquhan S. Jackson, 18, of Topeka, has been sentenced to three years of intensive supervised incarceration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    And the local Asst D.A. is willing (as is the judge) to bet YOUR life on it...

    Just because he went armed into a house and the homeowner was shot... It was all because his older brother led him astray... So now, the lad will have a "taint" on his record that will follow him for the rest of his life... But you know, participating in an armed robbery must have consequences... 2 years of supervised probation.

    Wow, just WOW...

    Prosecute gun crime, people... put a pot head out of jail to make room for this feller.. And really show him what consequences are...

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    Actually, Oakchas, the sentence was 3 years of intensive supervised probation. That makes all the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    Actually, Oakchas, the sentence was 3 years of intensive supervised probation. That makes all the difference.
    Whew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    Actually, Oakchas, the sentence was 3 years of intensive supervised probation. That makes all the difference.
    Well, Thank God for that Intensive supervised probation. The World turns so much more brightly ...

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    While the sentencing seems to be a slap on the wrist, and very well may be, it is that "alternative sentencing" that has been fostered to help push the Liberal ideology that some people can be "rehabilitated" and if we chuck this guy in prison, he won't change, he will be worse when he gets out. Ok, whatever.

    I smell bovine dung though, because much of the "alternative sentencing" does not seem to be working to curb these types from re-committing their crimes. Plus, "alternative sentencing" should be the moniker for "we want to save money by not shipping Junior off to prison." That is what this is really about, saving money.

    Junior is toast. He has made his lifestyle choice and probably 99% of the time, guys like him will not learn nor change. No amount of "intensive supervision" will cure him, he's done. Once started down that path, most likely it won't end well. The other 1 % of these who repeat offend usually get capped and their crime spree is ended at the muzzle of a gun.

    It is indeed a problem that no matter what we do, prison or "alternative" stuff, they still don't change. It has to start with the families and the attitudes of them. Prison is only the punishment for law breaking, it does not correct the problem in most cases, it just removes the cancer from society for just a little while. The way to stop crime is to find out why they do it in the first place. That would be the million dollar answer.
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    I have no interest it what someone (ANYone) plans, promises or intends to do. I've found that what they've already DONE to be a much better indicator of future behavior. Until this guy SHOWS some momentum in a positive direction (beyond beating this current rap) then all we can base our opinion upon is the assurance of his defense attorney. Gaud knows they're all Boy Scouts when it comes to telling the truth.
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    What's "aggravated burglary"?

    Up here, the difference between burglary and robbery is the presence of a victim and the threat of force.
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