The U.S. attorney's office filed 14 counts of perjury and one count of obstruction against Barry Bonds on Tuesday.
Nice. there goes Detroit.
Gimme an F! Gimme and ucked! What's that spell?
Well we will all find out if there is actually equality within the judicial system Bonds and Clemens are basically in the same boat (why hasn't Clemens been charged yet?) if Bonds gets 1 day more than Roger Clemens there will be a huge out cry.
sorry i just don't agree. there are good reaosns to take someone's liberty from them and then there are bad reasons. lying about doing steroids is not a good reason to put the guy in prison. now if he lied about selling plans for atomic bombs to terrorists...well than there's a good reason. but i do agree with people not doing a long bid for non-violent crimes. i mean f*ckinf wesley snipes got 3 years for tax evasion. imo, that's bullsh*t. just make him pay the money back and put him on probation and make him so some community service. why waste space in prison for this? our government steals money from us at every turn.....
To me, unless you're committed a violent act where leaving you free endangers public safety, there really isn't a reason to be locked up for longer then that.
Bonds is not going to jail for lying about taking steroids. Bonds is going to jail for knowingly lying under oath to the Federal Government. When you swear in court to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth .... there will be consequences if you tell anything but the truth.
Bonds knew what those potential consequences were (jail time) and had a decision to make. Does he, A. Tell the truth? Or, B. Risk the jail time and lie?
He made a conscious decision knowing what the potential downfall was. Sometimes when you gamble you lose. He deserves jail time. It is not like he didn't know the ramifications of his actions and this blindsided him unfairly. He had a decision to make and he chose to do what he did.