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Offline soflorattler

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A Black man serving a life sentence for stealing hedge clippers is granted parole after nearly 24 years in prison

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article246554673.html#:~:text=A%20Louisiana%20man%20serving%20a,for%20stealing%20clippers%2C%20NPR%20reported.

A Louisiana man serving a life sentence for stealing hedge clippers was granted parole on Oct. 15 after spending nearly 24 years in prison, according to news reports.

Fair Wayne Bryant, 63, is a Black man who was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1997 for stealing clippers, NPR reported. Bryant’s four other felonies, including a 1979 armed robbery, led to a life sentence due to Louisiana’s “habitual offender” law, according to the publication.

The Committee on Parole voted 3-0 to grant Bryant his freedom with certain conditions, the Associated Press reported.

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In the United States, habitual offender laws[1] (commonly referred to as three-strikes laws) were first implemented on March 7, 1994,[2] and are part of the United States Justice Department's Anti-Violence Strategy.[3][4] These laws require both a severe violent felony and two other previous convictions to serve a mandatory life sentence in prison.[5][6] The purpose of the laws is to drastically increase the punishment of those convicted of more than two serious crimes.[2] 


Who was the PRESIDENT during this time?  :tiptoe:









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In the United States, habitual offender laws[1] (commonly referred to as three-strikes laws) were first implemented on March 7, 1994,[2] and are part of the United States Justice Department's Anti-Violence Strategy.[3][4] These laws require both a severe violent felony and two other previous convictions to serve a mandatory life sentence in prison.[5][6] The purpose of the laws is to drastically increase the punishment of those convicted of more than two serious crimes.[2] 


Who was the PRESIDENT during this time?  :tiptoe:



He was serving State time not federal. The president can't drop state charges. Hence state vs federal government rights :tiptoe:
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 :shrug:  So after the 1979 armed robbery, doesn't look like he served much time if less than ten years later in 1987, you're convicted of possessing stolen merchandise...and then some. Now that he has been granted parole, he bet not even pee crooked  ::) Go sit down somewhere.   NO, I'm not happy about his life conviction for hedge clippers - it is excessive.  I'm also not happy that he continues being TRIFLING AsFug.  Sir get it together THIS time, please and thanks.  ::)

 

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