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    Another Celeb/Athlete Gets Off Light

    [url]http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/03/26/nba-player-receives-2-years-of-probation-in-gun-case/?hpt=T2[/url]

    :rolleyes:

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    Meh.

    He didn't hurt anybody.

    No prior felony convictions.

    If he was a repeat offender, I could understand the criticism.

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    racist

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    What the he'll is that on your sig? I thought nude pics were banned

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    It will be interesting to see what the Wizards do with his existing contract. If they are able to get rid of him and not pay him, that will hurt Arenas more than any 1 to 3 months would in prison.


    [QUOTE=Warfish;3538750][url]http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/03/26/nba-player-receives-2-years-of-probation-in-gun-case/?hpt=T2[/url]

    :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

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    Arenas' lawyers were seeking probation. They called the NBA player a good role model, and said he's already been punished severely through public scorn and loss of income

    A role model? Yea, I guess coming from a lawers POV.

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;3538750][url]http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/03/26/nba-player-receives-2-years-of-probation-in-gun-case/?hpt=T2[/url]

    :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    Did he get of off light?

    I do not know.

    What sentence is usually handed out for this conviction?

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    [QUOTE=BURGERMIKE;3539122]he's already been punished severely through public scorn and loss of income.[/QUOTE]

    Sorry that don't cut it. A "regular" citizen goes to jail on this. PERIOD.

    As Bob Dylan said:
    "Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land
    Where justice is a game."

    DISGUSTING.

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    If Arenas wasn't dumb and famous these charges would of never been brought up against him.

    Sadly this happens daily in DC. Loss of income?

    [QUOTE=BURGERMIKE;3539122]Arenas' lawyers were seeking probation. They called the NBA player a good role model, and said he's already been punished severely through public scorn and loss of income

    A role model? Yea, I guess coming from a lawers POV.[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=FF2;3539127]Sorry that don't cut it. A "regular" citizen goes to jail on this. PERIOD.

    As Bob Dylan said:
    "Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land
    Where justice is a game."

    DISGUSTING.[/QUOTE]

    Top paragraph was a quote from his lawyer. My response was below. Im not so good at that whole copy and paste thing, its tricky.

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    [QUOTE=FF2;3539127]Sorry that don't cut it. A "regular" citizen goes to jail on this. PERIOD.

    As Bob Dylan said:
    "Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land
    Where justice is a game."

    DISGUSTING.[/QUOTE]

    Racist!

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    [url]http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5031728[/url]


    Lester Munson's opinion.

    "Clearly a jail time offense"

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    [QUOTE=FF2;3539137][url]http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5031728[/url]


    Lester Munson's opinion.

    "Clearly a jail time offense"[/QUOTE]

    Doesn't a murder occur every 30 seconds in DC? C'mon the weapons weren't loaded, no previous criminal record, showed remorse...don't need filling up the jail system in further than it already. Plus - have you ever been to a halfway house??? Cripes... thats always a pleasant experience.

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    [QUOTE=FF2;3539137][url]http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5031728[/url]


    Lester Munson's opinion.

    "Clearly a jail time offense"[/QUOTE]

    I'd like to hear from a DC lawyer not a sports writer



    [URL="http://www.lestermunson.com/lmabout.html"]lestermunson.com[/URL]

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    [QUOTE=Buster;3539144]I'd like to hear from a DC lawyer not a sports writer
    [/QUOTE]

    Frankly, I'd rather hear the truth than listen to a lawyer. :D

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    [QUOTE=Peebag;3539140]Doesn't a murder occur every 30 seconds in DC? C'mon the weapons weren't loaded, no previous criminal record, showed remorse...don't need filling up the jail system in further than it already. Plus - have you ever been to a halfway house??? Cripes... thats always a pleasant experience.[/QUOTE]

    Im not sure what other murders and crowded prisons have to do with it.

    If Joe Schmo brought a gun into his local civic center....:rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=Buster;3539125]Did he get of off light?

    I do not know.

    What sentence is usually handed out for this conviction?[/QUOTE]

    The usual would be ~2 Years of Prison.

    [QUOTE=Peebag;3539140]Doesn't a murder occur every 30 seconds in DC?[/quote]

    No.

    [QUOTE]C'mon the weapons weren't loaded[/QUOTE]

    Incorrect. Only Gilbert claimed they were unloaded.

    [QUOTE]no previous criminal record[/QUOTE]

    I do not belivee that is correct.

    [QUOTE]showed remorse[/QUOTE]

    Absolutely incorrect, he mocke dthe entire proceeding until it got serious (changed and suspended). Only then did he show "remorse".

    At the end of the day, given DC"s views on Guns and Gun laws 9Strictest in the U.S. in mnay ways), having this celeb get this sentence is an unquestionable case of court bias towards the famous.

    There is no debate he broke some very serious gun laws. More than what he was charged with, frankly.

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;3539332]

    The usual would be ~2 Years of Prison.

    .[/QUOTE]

    Then he got off light

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