America, This Is Why You`re In Total Debt [Pic]

Submitted by: Yuewolf 6 years ago in

The system sucks ass.
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Male 67
Implying this to be fake is useless; Even if this should be, there are far worse bendings of the law out there, and poo needs to change regardless of the authenticity in this specific example.
Fu ck you America.
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Male 767
hes not homeless anymore!
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Male 6,694
Thats just crazy.
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Male 48
The law is in need of serious reform. There are laws on the books based on every single aspect of life. All the law needs is a reason to give you a ticket and they can write you up for something. You can do something simple and get stuck hard by your offense. Not only do they make you pay hundreds and thousands of dollars to keep out of jail the law has thrown their share of bureaucracy in the mix. The issue with the law is that everybody wants to lock you up and never see you again. Everybody complains about a huge prison/jail overcrowding problem. Nobody thinks that the way the law is written makes it easy for offenders to have various repeat offenses than give them chances to redeem themselves. Rather than letting you be a productive member of society jail locks you up where you loose your job and when you get out you have to drive on a suspended license because they took it away or rob a man on the street because you lost your job when you were in jail. The system is a lost cause.
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Male 1,596
sickening
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Male 802
FAKE.

"The maximum penalty for violation of this subsection is a fine and ten years imprisonment if the value of the property exceeds $100. The maximum penalty is a fine and one year imprisonment if the property`s value is $100 or less."

Read for yourself.
http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/crm01349.htm
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Male 49
Money talks/BS walks!

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Male 886
Here is another legal inequality for you:

In Delaware, my former employer was robbed by an employee. They stole roughly about $5k.

The officer assigned took two months to file a report.

After a month and a half, we filed a complaint with the PD so that we could file the insurance claim and move on.

I drove with a dealer tag back then...

One hour after making the complaint, I am pulled out of traffic in a company vehicle and was told I was going 30 mph over the speed limit.

Fine = over $200 total, and I was driving with the flow of traffic.

The Dbag who ripped off the company recieved a $50 fine and probation.


In Delaware you have to pay the police to do anything related to their job...and I mean pay them on the sly.
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Male 2,159
At least in prison the homeless guy gets showers and food.
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Male 356
Duh, this is more common to the real world than goatse to IAB.
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Male 4,902
I don`t think the CEO should go to prison, I think we should hang him and burn his body while he`s still conscious. F*ck those bastards.
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Male 312
Also, get this, the prizon that the CEO gets put in, each person has thier own room, AC, Gourmet food, TVs in each room, and a nice view, while the latter gets just the opposite, also, ass rape.
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Male 22
actually it`s probably a mercy the courts did for him. He`ll get job retraining and hopefully a crummy job afterwards...

the exec though should have to walk a gauntlet of duped customers/investors who lost out and suffer beaten with tazers and hickory switches.
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Male 5,189
What abby said. But if thats not the case they coulda lightened the poor guys sentence. I mean he DID bring it back, Oh wells :/
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Male 687
he`s a fking genius!!!! ... think about it...he gets 15 years of free food + a bed
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Male 217
proud america
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Male 1,625
Be proud, America.. Be proud..
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Male 599
@Fatninja01
Yes I`m sure he is just enjoying taking it up the butt.
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Male 599
Hmm...I believe the feds have different types of prisons as well. You can pay for an upgrade to a hotel type suite along with your own prison guard concierge.
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Female 1,356
what? ye just noticed now?
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Male 1,931
At least he will be confined from drugs, have health care, food, and a roof over his head now.
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Male 3,619
what if the judge knew what prison he would be sendt to, and it is a nice prison where the man will get help, a proffesion or a mean to life other than trying to stay alive?

probably isn`t like that, but just a thought
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Male 1,252
Legality is not always just, ergo justice is not always legal. Laws are made to comfort those with the ability to dictate them. Morality is considered to be the defining means yet it is as well dictated by social acceptance, (remember the two gay guys that got 25 yrs hard labour for being gay?). Logic is the only truth, what you have may be taken away, and what you want may never be achieved, but the realization that survival of the fittest is obselete is only perceived by those who have not the means.
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Male 25,417
That sucks. But the homeless man is probably doing better then before
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Female 1,329
Maybe, just maybe it was his plan to get put in jail. He WILL get three meals a day, medical, dental, a bed with clean sheets, etc. I`m not saying that he did this, but it is a possibility.
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Male 7,378
Lady liberty isn`t blind. She can hear the coin land on her scale and she can smell money.
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Female 3,562
The only significant difference is that the robber supposedly threatened the lives of people at the bank. The CEO didn`t threaten people with a gun. Still, 15 years is enough to completely destroy some one`s life. Extreme overreaction.
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Male 625
Third story about a guy who DOESN`T commit a crime, lives a normal happy life, and doesn`t go to jail. We`re all good here.
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Male 14,331
The rich getting away with terrible things is not exclusive to the USA and is nothing new.
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Male 4,546
Quick bit of research, the former caused the financial ruin of about 2000 people, as well as the collapse of two companies. He and his friends profited by hundreds of millions.
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Male 104
aw great... i moved to shreveport a few months ago too.... :(
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Male 4,546
Dang007
"How much was actually taken in the scheme?"

If it was less than $100, you can drat me up the ass with a building of your choice.
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Male 1,057
"Steelgrid: You`re missing the entire point of prison. Its there to rehabilitate those who do wrong"

NO, it is there to PUNISH those who do wrong, not rehabilitate. If rehab takes place, great, but that`s NOT why you`re sent to prison.
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Male 5,094
@dang007: The only relevant question should be "Which one caused the most suffering?"
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Male 526
... WHAT THE FUGGITY drat!?

:@ :@ :@ :@ :@

That is all.
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Male 423
The prison the fraud guy is staying at is likely nicer then any of the peoples houses on this website, he`ll be taking a three year vacation essentially.
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Male 910
@dang007 dont be stupid.. it`s governmental bias, wake up redneck. this government conspiracy thing is right up your alley
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Male 663
>>>As for the $3 billion scheme... <<<

>>> The $100 robber<<<<

What was the CEO`s involvement in the scheme? How much was actually taken in the scheme? Did the bank robber have a gun? Etc. Did one or the other have prior offenses? All of these are factors.

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Male 10,440
[quote] It`s over-educated idiots like you that make this country`s legal system suck. [/quote]
That`s a bit of an oxymoron doncha think? Also, I don`t think he`s over educated.

ALSO, WTF is "over-educated" anyway? That doesn`t make sense at all.

Yes. This picture shows a contradiction in your legal system.

Is prison the new welfare? Maybe.

In the end though, he gets fed and a roof, so in that way it`s a happy ending for him.

As for the fraudster, how about you make him pay back what he stole out of his massive salary, and THEN throw him in jail? That way everyone wins except him. Who knows where that $3B went... I could build a mile high skyscraper with that kind of dough.
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Male 221
The fact that this happened in America explains it all.
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Male 1,231
Hang on a minute; this guy stole $100, and achieved more immediately after the crime than many prisoners ever will (remorse), and how much is it going to cost the US tax payer to keep him in prison for 15 years? for what reason?
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Male 183
You guys are looking at this all wrong. The judge took pity on the homeless guy and gave him 15 years of free food and medical attention with a bed to sleep on. At least, that`s what Im going to believe dangit!
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Male 40,290
"This is not a court of `justice` it is a court of `Law`" (quote of some heartless Judge ie: you`ll find no justice in the American, Canadian, British & etc court system, eh?)
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Male 14
@Steelgrid- It`s over-educated idiots like you that make this country`s legal system suck. And yes you read that right. People with a few degrees who think they understand the system, and see the law as black and white. The law is gray, and always will be. Unfortunately people like you who are devoid of common sense fail to realize this. Thus you think every letter of the law applies.

Common sense must always be applied to the law, when it`s not you end up with great injustices like the one posted above.

So in answer to your question: We are looking at the law, and we see it as inapplicable in this case. Something the judge should have seen as well.
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Male 306
And then some rapist/pedophile walks free since he has a good lawyer and a lot of money.
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Male 495
@Steelgrid Yeah, but it`s still stupid.
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Male 535
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
no but seriously, i don`t think there`s a single country that doesn`t have a messed up legislative
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Male 11
Steelgrid: You`re missing the entire point of prison. Its there to rehabilitate those who do wrong. The $100 robber KNOWS he did wrong and felt remorseful about his actions. Giving him 15 years ever after he knows he did wrong and feels bad about it just following the law blindly and not showing understanding of the people its affected.
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Male 21
maybe he got 15 years as a mercy sentence 3 meals a day and a place to sleep its way better then the streets
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Male 6,737
Oh dear...
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Male 2,700
Wow, why is no one here looking at the law. So what if he got 15 years for 100$. it doesnt matter if he turned himself in. its a felony. If it his third felony, its an automatic sentence. the judge actually went light on him because the 3 strikes you`re out rule states that its an automatic 20 years. he got 5 years off. i say he got off easy.
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Male 11,739
Yep.....this country sucks. Old news.
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Male 694
The people behind the Sony cyber attacks are getting at most 3 years. This is confusing.
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Male 3,285
Pretty obvious the second one was down to racism.
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Male 1,582
Wow, the guy felt guilty and turned himself in.. and the cooperation drated over millions and don`t even drating care.. I may laugh at racism because most of the time it`s pretty funny to see... but this is just drated up.
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Male 1,440
That is messed up.
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Male 423
Y u so racist America?
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Male 868
I think they both should get a minimum of 15 years!
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Male 3,482
15 years is just ridiculous... If you`re going to put him somewhere on tax-payer funds, make it somewhere with a chance of turning him into a productive citizen... Not our already overloaded, crappy prison system that churns out more criminals than it puts in half the time...

As for the $3 billion scheme... That guy should be shot outright, honestly. If anyone is the cause behind America`s downfall, it`s people like him that live far beyond their means then cheat and white-collar crime to make up for the difference between what they earn and what they spend.
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Male 4
this country isn`t going to last another 50 years at this rate
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Male 126
And do you see how the homeless guy has a set of morals? He turned himself in because "His mother didn`t raise him that way." The rich dude prolly felt nothing while he was stealing all that money.
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Male 195
drat the law!!! White neck thieves are thieves, just because they don`t scream to get the money makes them less thieves??? $3 billion and 40 months!? Thats why we are going to drat ourselves!
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Male 2,893
Now he has food AND a place to live.
HOORAY!!!
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Male 2,424
wait their is a difference in the standards between filthy fuqking rich people and the destitute?

will wonders ever cease.
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Female 29
It`s messed up that they put him in prison for 15 years. They should have sent him to a rehab center or a psychiatric hospital.
It pisses me off that no one with power tries to better society. And all society does to people who commit huge crimes is reinforce the behavior.
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Male 2,700
Simle question remain, was this his third felony? if it is his 3rd felony then it doesnt matter what he did, robbing a bank or stealing a piece of Pizza, 3 strikes and you are out. Dont feel sorry for someone that has had many chances before.
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Male 340
thats some fudged up poo
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Male 1,421
Rich white man vs colored poor man. That is the only difference. The latter doesn`t have a lobbyist in his back pocket.
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Male 1,010
@JayEl(something) yes there are mitigating curcumstances, and several of them, and i stand corrected for saying he pointed something at someone. I also think that 15 years is insane, but i think that is more of a political, rather than a legal debate. Still, he threathened to take a persons life, faking a weapon makes little difference to the person being threathened. The horror of possibly losing your life is as clear and present as it would be during a "traditional" robbery.
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Female 535
This....this just enrages me to the point of sadness.
And speaking as someone who has had a gun pointed at me on two separate occasions (one - an armed robbery where I work, the second an attempted mugging), Roy Brown does not deserve 15 years.
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Male 87
They never stated he had a weapon he had his hand under his coat, and if he needed $100 for the detox center my guess is he didn`t have one in the first place.
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Female 121
It`s not about the amount of money stolen, its about out economy`s stability. If you put this guy with that much money and stature, the state would wind up paying more taxes to keep him in prison. Compared to that, a homeless guy has no stature nor any accumulated wealth therefore his tax wouldnt be as high to hold him in prison longer. Moral of the story, its the idea that no matter what the tax, the person with the worse crime should be put away for the proper amount of time for the crime they committed not based on how much money it would cost the state to keep them there. Now the only down side to the fair crime fair sentence, is that if you do put people like the 3 billion dollar man is that it would raise state tax.
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Male 721
dave32891, so the moral is, if your going to steal, get as much as you can to pay for laywers to lessen the charge?
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Male 1,010
Firstly, i want to emphasize the gravity of pointing a gun or a knife to another human. Having someone threathening to take your life, is a severe act of violence that causes trauma, like depression, anxiety etc. and it can end in tragedy - like devorce or drug dependency. Armed robbery is not about how much cash you get. $100 or $1.000.000 is not the main point. It`s about the violence you inflict upon another human being.

With that being said, it`s good to see that at least one banker has been held responsible. This is just the tip of the iceberg though.

Example: Alan Greenspan has admitted that he let pass financial models that he did not understand, because he thought that regulation was the oposite of what he thought was good for the economy. That alone is negligent, and should qualify for him being personally liable for neglecting his duties, partly causing the Wall Street crashing.
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Female 2,674
Unbelievable.
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Male 341
Wow tells you how hypocritical we are. That 100 dollars the homeless guy stole doesn`t effect the people as much or at all compared to a 3 billion dollar fraud.
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Male 406
Greed. Is there a cure?
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Male 541
well it`s robbery with a weapon so of course it`s a big jail sentence. and the first guy had plenty of expensive lawyers to lessen his sentence.

there you go. got it all figured out for you
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Male 1,435
well, saveme - you can certainly move to Canada, just don`t move anywhere with a major sports team. I mean, we really only have 1 baseball, 2 basketball (but who really cares about that?), about 6 hockey (might be missing some), and Canadian football (again... lol!)
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Male 688
I don`t see why the prison term should be decided by the amount of money stolen. That seems like a bad way to go about things. Both scenarios are also completely different and should not be treated the same. It`s a lot more aggressive when you go into a public place used for holding peoples money and demand things that aren`t yours with a hand under your jacket meaning he could have had a weapon. In the 3 billion case he`s not demonstrating he`s an actual threat to the immediate safety of people, not so in the $100 dollar case.
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Male 269
While this is indeed kinda wrong, I don`t see any link to the national debt (I assume that is meant in the title).
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Male 91
He went to jail to receive food and shelter. He`s actually smart.
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Male 2,056
@savemejebus, why not just move somewhere outside of vancouver? there`s plenty of space :D
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Male 5,811
@savemejebus

"Wanted to move to Canada till Vancouver happened."

I hope that`s satire, because something like the Vancouver riot rarely happens, and I could go on a rant about bad things in the US, but I don`t have enough characters to do that here.
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Male 622
wow, fin retards. this is not why were in dept.
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Male 15,178
If he had brought the bank to its knees, they`d have given him a bonus.
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Female 143
Sometimes, I really hate this country. Wanted to move to Canada till Vancouver happened. *sigh* Well at least he`s not homeless anymore.
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Male 19
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