Monday, May 18, 2009

He shaaaaaaaaal be freeeeee!!!

Witness the decline of our civilization.

Joshua Brandon Norris faced one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a second count for possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. But in a court hearing in January, he was presented with what the judge described as "the break of your life."

He pleaded no contest to the first count; the second charge was dropped. He got six years of probation, a $1,000 fine and 240 hours of community service. He avoided any jail time, and the plea also mandated that he "remain in college and complete your college degree," according to court transcripts. The sentence was not the judge's idea, but he followed the prosecutor's recommendation.

What do judges get paid to do these days?

As long as scumbags like Norris keep getting free passes from the consequences of a violent crime, society will continue to get preyed upon.

Who knows if the campus has posted the predator enablement signs to make it a "gun free zone," and I don't see how the 30 security cameras monitored 24/7 with three to five minute response time have kept anyone safe.

And what reasons do you think students might have to not want to call the Morehouse College Police? If the protectors can't protect you, won't let you protect yourself, and fail to do their job after the attack, what recourse do students have?

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