Seriously?? 

‘Get tough’ gets expensive

Recently, in a brief span of time in a Florida court, an 18-year-old man was sentenced to six years in prison for manslaughter and battery, a 23-year-old woman was sentenced to one year and a day in prison for vehicular manslaughter and a 19-year-old woman was sentenced to 15 years for selling 25 hydrocodone pills to an undercover officer.

Which leaves us wondering: Why would selling a handful of pills draw vastly more prison time than taking a human life? Because Florida’s mandatory-minimum sentencing laws for drug offenses are among the toughest in the nation. And the most unjust……
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Jury finds city police officer not guilty of manslaughter in 2008 …

Jun 11, 2010 … A jury has found a Baltimore police officer not guilty of manslaughter in the 2008 shooting death of an unarmed man who ran from him to …

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Judge Override

…judges have nonetheless overruled unanimous life verdicts, … Alabama Prisoners Executed Despite Jury Verdicts Rejecting the Death Penalty …