Saturday, May 12, 2012

Florida woman gets 20 years for firing in the air to ward off an abusive husband

The story on this is found at

The judge said he had no discretion under the Florida mandatory sentencing law. Mandatory sentencing has been thoroughly discredited, as it gives the judge no discretion to consider the circumstances surrounding a particular crime. This is another example of the right-wing fear-mongering that has lead to a serious decline in our culture.

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