No, according to your own like he had “been convicted of committing six crimes in a 16 year period”. That from the third sentence in your own link. I am getting the impression that you don’t know anything at all about the Reyes case beyond what you read on same Left wing blog.
Promoting ignorance in this manner in the Pit? You are braver than I.
Both with violence. Burglary with violence and *armed *robbery. You seem to be skipping over a lot of “unimportant” details of this case.
So he had served two sentences for violent robbery, and had a string of convictions for (from your link) “battery, armed robbery, being under the influence of a controlled substance and driving while under the influence”.
And he then went out to commit another felony. And this is supposed to make us think he should be walking around free?
Yes, like a drink driver is serving 6 years to life in relation to attending a party.
What these offences are “in relation to” is irrelevant. The actual offence is that he was trying to put an unqualified, illiterate and hence extremely dangerous driver behind the wheel of a car.
I have exactly as much sympathy for this act as I do for a drink driver. And while I don’t necessarily believe that someone should get 25 years for two violent robberies and a drink driving conviction, I wouldn’t shed too many tears over it either.
Simple question PrettyVacant: If Reyes’s cousin had obtained his fake licence and then gone on to kill a family in car accident, would you still thjnk that Reyes’ sentence was excessive? Because, let’s face it, that is a pretty foreseeable outcome of putting an illiterate, unqualified driver behind the wheel of a car, right?
Three time loser with a string of convictions. Multiple violent offender who commits a felony after already serving two jail terms for felonies. Recidivist then tries to defraud the state, obtain fake ID *and *put a dangerous driver behind the wheel of a car.
Gets sentenced to a long stretch behind bars for all these crimes.
What part of this doesn’t make sense to you?
If this example, where you have to make multiple omissions and neglect “unimportant details” to try to make it look bad, is the worst you can find with the US justice system, I can only come to one conclusion. The US justice system is about as close to perfect as humans can create.
The worst example of injustice you can find in the USA is a repeat violent offender jailed for that violence and for trying to put a dangerous driver in control of two tonnes of steel moving at 80 miles an hour.
God Bless America.