Saturday, July 15

Anyone see a pattern here?

In South Carolina a man who has been arrested for numerous crimes, and whose attorneys had negotiated a plea deal that would have sentenced him to four years in prison, instead was freed by a female judge for "time served"--just over 8 months.

Tyreek Lorenzo Bush-Robinson faced a maximum of 50 years in prison.  But instead of judge Alison Lee sentencing Bush-Robinson to the four-to-eight-year sentence agreed upon by his own attorneys as part of a negotiated plea, Judge Alison Lee ignored the negotiated sentence and instead sentenced po' li'l Tyreek to time served-- eight and 1/2 months-- and three years probation.

One month earlier a different judge sentenced one of ol' Tyreek's co-defendants to eight years on similar charges.  Hell of a difference, eh?

A deputy in the courtroom at the time of sentencing said a statement made in court by the perp's attorney just before judge Lee announced his sentence caused judge Alison Lee to shed tears.

After hearing the sentence the county sheriff said "People everywhere have had it with our 'justice system'. This is not an isolated incident.  On a regular basis, repeat offenders get a slap on the wrist and are released back into our communities by bleeding heart judges.”

The previous charges against Tyreek:
  • 2014: arrested in Richland County on two counts of breaking into motor vehicles.  Due to the Youthful Offender Act he served no jail time.
  • 2015: convicted of shoplifting and possession of marijuana; again, no jail time.
  • January 2016: while on probation for a felony charge under the youthful offender act, was charged with breaking into a motor vehicle and criminal conspiracy.  Even though he was on probation when arrested, he was released on bond.
  • February 2016: charged with two counts of receiving stolen goods, one count of possession of a stolen pistol and one count of unlawful carrying of a pistol.  Again released on bond, even though possession of the stolen pistol should have caused his bond to be revoked.
  • March 2016:  charged with three counts of breaking into a motor vehicle.
  • October 2016:  charged with possession of marijuana.
  • October 2016:  charged with two counts of breaking into a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of a firearm (which was stolen.)  His bond was finally revoked and he remained in jail for about eight months.
  • November 2016: charged with receiving stolen goods and breaking into a motor vehicle.
Anyone notice a pattern here?  Ya think maybe ol' Tyreek is now absolutely, totally, irrevocably convinced that he'll always be able to get away with his crimes?  I mean, what other conclusion can one draw?

I'm gonna go waaay out on a limb here and predict that Tyreek hasn't really even begun his life of crime yet.  He'll keep getting the magic get-out-of-jail-free cards until he kills somebody.

Judge Alison ("I'm a sucker for sad stories by defense lawyers") Lee could have given this fine young waste of skin four years to consider his life choices.  She decided it was more important to keep him on the streets, breaking into cars, stealing guns and fencing stolen stuff. 

Now, I'm not a stickler for laws.  And the fact that this one sly sumbitch beat the system isn't gonna change life in the U.S. by more than a micrometer.  But we're looking at analogies and larger issues here: look at the huge drop in the number of illegals entering the U.S. because of just one factor: we elected a president who decided our laws regarding illegal immigration should actually be (gasp!) enforced!  That's likely to persist. 

So what do you think would happen if the Alison Lees of our judicial system stopped coddling charmers like Tyreek and instead merely sentenced 'em to the deal their own attorneys made?

Tyreek Bush-Robinson, who keeps winning under "catch & release"


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