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Louisiana Supreme Court upholds life sentence for man who stole hedge clippers

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds life sentence for man who stole hedge clippers

A life sentence handed down to a Black man for stealing a pair of hedge clippers more than two decades ago was upheld by the Louisiana Supreme Court last week. Chief Justice Bernette Johnson was the sole dissenter in the decision, writing that Fair Wayne Bryant’s, 62, conviction stemmed from the state’s strict habitual offender laws, which she said have historical ties to slavery and racism.

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Mikey
Mikey 1 months

The hedge clippers were just the straw that broke the camel's back. He was sentanced to life in prison for demonstrating, over the course of decades, that he is a dangerous criminal with complete disregard for the property or personal safety of others. As far as I'm concerned, since he knew the risk he was taking by committing yet another crime, he chose to put himself in prison for life. And its better for all if the countless people he would have assaulted and stolen from over the following 40+ years if he was on the streets.

Unity2020
Unity2020 1 months

Makes no sense. Stop giving excessive sentences for petty crimes.

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