View Full Version : this is what the 99% are "whining" about

10-20-2011, 09:04 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">While a mortgage CEO received a 40-month sentence for stealing $3,000,000,000, a homeless man who turned himself in received 15 years for stealing $100. </div></div>

link (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/20/1028399/-What-the-99-percent-are-whining-about?via=blog_1)


10-21-2011, 05:20 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LAS VEGAS -- <span style='font-size: 17pt'>The son of a former Las Vegas judge </span>who wore a motorcycle helmet <span style='font-size: 14pt'>and brandished a gun as he carried out a Hollywood movie-style holdup of the posh Bellagio casino was sentenced Tuesday to at least three years in prison.</span>

Anthony Michael Carleo apologized at his sentencing for "all the chaos I've caused."

"I know my actions were reckless," Carleo said. "... I'm extremely sorry for everything I've done. I owe my mother and father an apology. I'm sorry, your honor."

Carleo's spree was captured by security cameras, which showed him wearing a helmet and carrying a handgun as he dashed out of the Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Carrying $1.5 million in chips, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>Carleo pointed his gun at a valet</span> before jumping on a motorcycle and speeding away before dawn on Dec. 14. No shots were fired. </div></div>

Need I say more?


10-21-2011, 06:03 AM

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Homeless man gets 15 years for stealing $100

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A homeless man robbed a Louisiana bank and took a $100 bill. After feeling remorseful, he surrendered to police the next day. The judge sentenced him to 15 years in prison.
Roy Brown, 54, robbed the Capital One bank in Shreveport, Louisiana in December 2007. He approached the teller with <u>one of his hands under his jacket</u> and told her that it was a robbery.
<span style='font-size: 17pt'>The teller handed Brown three stacks of bill but he only took a single $100 bill and returned the remaining money back to her. </span>He said that he was<u> homeless and hungry</u> and left the bank.
The next day he surrendered to the police voluntarily and told them that his mother didnít raise him that way.
Brown told the police <u>he needed the money to stay at the detox center and had no other place to stay and was hungry</u>.
In Caddo District Court, he pleaded guilty. The judge sentenced him to <span style='font-size: 20pt'>15 years in prison</span> for first degree robbery.

Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/article/265402#ixzz1bPt32Hm4

Still no idea what OWS is all about?


10-21-2011, 07:05 AM
Yep, it is instances like this that are happening all the time. It is so common. You chose this CEO instead of Madoff as your comparison. I guess that is because you wanted the massive exaggeration to try and prove a point that is not there.

How about this, why not quote the entire verdict so that we can see what this homeless man is really going to jail for. Was it really for JUST stealing $100?


10-21-2011, 07:08 AM
Wow, I take back my first post about what the man went to jail for, I guess it was for stealing. Now the judge is the one that needs to be addressed. As far as OWS, I thought you told us it was only about Wall St. Are you changing your mind now mid-stream to tell us it is about crazy judges?