By RF Schatten
I can't ever understand why "Life Terms" include +certain amount of years? To 'appease' the family of the victims? to 'justify' how hideous a crime?...or does it really matter? When your dead...you're dead! After you pass away, are they going to keep your carcass...rotting in the cell...for another 90 years? Bernie Madoff got life +150 years!...and he didn't commit murder...I'm not excusing his crimes or Dunn's. They can rot in prison till they die. It's understandable...for the records...each crime and each sentence must be recorded. But adding more years to a sentence, beyond a man's death...proves nothing!...except our exceptional and excessive appetite, for those illusions in our believes of how Law, Order, and Justice, suppose to work...to show the world, who tough America is on crime.
United States leads the World in citizen incarcerations...another little problem that needs reforming in this country, especially with the advent of Private 'for profit' Prisons. Murders by the bad guys, murders by the good guy cops. Kids going to school and mass murdering other kids. Horseshit Laws protecting the perpetrator..."Stand Your Ground" laws...and we're back in Florida, again!
In the case of Michael Dunn, it was about standing your ground, but even more about not standing someone's music. After the shooting, Dunn and his girlfriend went back to their hotel and ordered a pizza....and he never called the cops to make a report. He knew better and deserves whatever he got. Will he care about the other 90 years after he dies?
Life without Parole +90...plenty of time to ponder...he can write Bernie and both of them can convey each other's wisdom. They got all the time in the world!
Michael Dunn Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Loud Music Killing - NBC News.com