Five years doesn't fit the crime
In reference to Carlos Arellano sentencing – seriously? Five years in prison for shooting a man in the back? Our wonderful liberal leaders in Washington, D.C., and state governments are wasting time thinking up new anti-gun laws to prevent gun crimes instead of enforcing the laws on the books. Maybe, just maybe, if liberal soft-on-crime judges and weak prosecutors would toughen up punishments, maybe that would discourage gun crimes. I'm talking to the liberal judge and weak prosecutor who worked Carlos Arellano's sentencing. Five years for shooting another man in the back and leaving him crippled for life. Five years? How disgusting and shameful. It was a gun-related crime and instead of plea agreements, the prosecutor should have been adding charges instead of dropping them. Plea agreements are simply an easy way out for a weak prosecutor. Originally charged with: Attempted second degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, one count for causing serious injury and one count of using a deadly weapon. All dismissed in a plea deal. And he gets only five years? Our government can waste years, money and tax dollars inventing new laws and “attempt” to take away guns but nothing will be solved when our judicial system is run by liberal judges soft on crime and weak prosecutors who would take the easy way out and plea. Five years this guy will be back out on the streets, oh, unless he gets paroled early. You are part of the country's crime problem, not the solution. Maybe I'm wrong, but then again, I've always been a “punishment should equal the crime” type.