18 year old gets 2 years for spliff!

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  1. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Why dont we have these laws here???

    Tony Newman

    Thursday, March 22, marked the one-year anniversary of 18-year-old Mitchell Lawrence's imprisonment on a two-year jail sentence for selling about one joint's worth of marijuana to an undercover cop. Mitchell received two years of hard time because a heartless Great Barrington district attorney, David Capless, chose to prosecute the teen under the draconian drug-free school zone laws of Massachusetts, which carries a two-year mandatory minimum sentence.

    The community of Great Barrington formed a grassroots organization, Concerned Citizens for Appropriate Justice, that has spent the last two years fighting for justice on behalf of Mitchell Lawrence and other teenagers, who have been the targets of the poorly crafted and ineffective mandatory school zone laws of Massachusetts. They took out a quarter-page ad in their local paper, The Berkshire Eagle, on Sunday, timed with Mitchell's one-year anniversary of going to jail.

    The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is working to educate people about the Mitchell Lawrence injustice! You can view a short video of ours on YouTube. DPA's Anthony Papa has an informative piece on Mitchell's case and the need to reform these ineffective and inhumane laws.

  2. Christ, over here he would get a caution
  3. daz

    daz LE

    Oh dear, I believe my heart is pumping purple piss after reading this shocking news, dope dealer gets nicked and the bleeding hearts are winging, What a shame----------------------NOT, should of hung the twat
  4. Why the bleeding hearts? The guy was selling drugs near a school thus deserves to be anally fúcked to death in jail. Just because he comes from a nice home doesn't mean that he is incapable of ruining peoples lives.

    What if the next amount of drugs he sold was to a kid? Would anyone here be campaigning for his release?

    Anyone who sells drugs: weed, coke, smack, LSD, ecstasy, etc deserves at the very least a jail sentence.

    But then I am a reactionary old fart who believes that criminals found with traces of drugs in their blood should have their sentences doubled, and prisoners to have no contact with the outside world (except through a glass screen via telephone once a month). Also any prisoner failing a drugs test gets an extra year for every time they prove positive for drugs (and loose all possible benefits like TV, deserts, radio, etc).
  5. I don't know if this guy was a previous offender...if that's the case, then it's on his thick head. They're not fcuking around about "three strikes."

    But, sorry, two years for selling a spliff as a mandatory minimum sentence is absolutely ridiculous. He could have shot someone and gotten less in some states.
  6. In all honesty I agree with daz... Ok so he got caught selling one joint... what about the ones he didnt get caught selling or would have gone on too sell? Bet he'll think twice next time round.

    Shame the law dosent work like that over here....

    Far Far far too soft there Dread....
  7. GOOD Pour encourager les autres.
  8. The US has a huge prison population and this is a prime example of how it arises. Poicy in many places is to bang people up in the hope it reforms them or maybe just removes them from society for a very long time, a near death penalty in the view of some. Does it work? Dunno.

    But to do that you have to have the political will and funding. The US has a prison population of over 2 million: about 714 per 100,000 of population, the highest ratio in the world.

    England and Wales has 142 per 100,000, little political will and not much funding because Gordon Brown has blown it all on iffy social policies that clearly do not work.

  9. Are we supposed to feel sorry for him, he goes selling drugs to kids out side a school then complains because he lands a jail sentence for it. Had been lads school i would buy the Judge a drink.
  10. America the land of the free? The only country where if your rich and famous you can murder your wife and walk away scott free but if you dare sell weed........................you f*cked!
  11. Instead of those pinko, bleeding heart liberals, "fighting" in court. And enriching lawyers and other vermin. Why don't they just use reasoned argument to get laws, which they don't like, changed?
    Are they afraid of being laughed at?
    If Britain was a democracy our druggies would be flogged, then sent down for two years hard labour- not New labour mind...
  12. Who murdereed their wife and ran free?
  13. Why OJ!

  14. Henry VIII

    -Nuff Said