[NBLUG/talk] Re: [vox] [fwd] Hans Reiser in police custody

Walter Hansen gandalf at sonic.net
Fri Oct 13 16:22:00 PDT 2006

> Well, the justice system does take into account the corner cases, and
> the interpretation of the law is up to judges and juries ultimately.

this is why manitory sentences and such are generally a bad idea. They
prevent the Judge from taking such things into account. Didn't the "Third
Strike" law make it possible for someone to go to jail for life for a
petty violation such as vagrancy or shoplifting or even throwing a
waterballon into a building.

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