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4.6 ounces of "grass" gets 54 year old Texas man 35 years
03-08-2010, 04:16 AM,
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Star  4.6 ounces of "grass" gets 54 year old Texas man 35 years
Tyler Texas man gets 35 years for 4.6 ounces of Marijuana

[from this link]

It is well known in Texas that our Law Enforcement Officers are the best in the nation when it comes to that moment in time when the feet need to hit the ground.

When you call 911, you can bet that Texas Law Enforcement Officers will respond quickly and deal with the situation at hand decisively.

Once the Law Enforcement Officers deal with the criminal element, they pass them off to the Texas Criminal Justice System.

They are well known for their "tough on crime" campaign
toting all of the old paradigms left over from the Reagan administration.

This bring us to the story about a Tyler Texas man named Henry Walter Wooten, 54 years old.

Henry isn't the brightest toker in the world.

He was caught by law enforcement within 1000 feet of Ebenezer Day Care Center in Tyler with baggies of weed in his pockets toking on a joint.

On Thursday, March 4th, Henry received 35 years in a state correctional facility.

Trey Cloud, DPS forensic chemist, testified that the weight of the marijuana seized from Wooten when he was arrested was 4.6 ounces, and the packaging alone weighed 1.06 ounces. He also testified that the drug seized from Wooten was indeed marijuana.

This is, more or less, a warning for those who would openly defy Marijuana Laws in Texas.

The Texas Justice system is a series of policies designed to incarcerate people, not rehabilitate or help them in anyway.

Henry's case is unique because his possession limit was on the cusp of being a misdemeanor.

In Texas, it is a misdemeanor to possess four ounces or less.


One to two ounces is a class B, and three to four is a class A misdemeanor.

Henry was found guilty of possessing four ounces to one pound, a felony which could be 2 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

However, since Henry was in a "drug free zone", Smith County Assistant District Attorney Richard Vance had asked for the jury to give Wooten a sentence of 99 years ...

[rest of article at this link]
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03-08-2010, 05:17 AM,
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RE: 4.6 ounces of "grass" gets 54 year old Texas man 35 years
Wow completely unfair and definitely cruel punishment.
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03-08-2010, 11:16 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-08-2010, 11:19 PM by h3rm35.)
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RE: 4.6 ounces of "grass" gets 54 year old Texas man 35 years
Anyone sick of the fucking Inquisition yet? What the hell... was the guy trying to push it on four year olds? I guess they can be put on hate registers in England, so it's only a matter of time before they start turning into crack-heads, right?
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03-09-2010, 09:10 AM,
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RE: 4.6 ounces of "grass" gets 54 year old Texas man 35 years
Worst police state in the world.
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03-09-2010, 05:58 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-09-2010, 05:59 PM by Melchor.)
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RE: 4.6 ounces of "grass" gets 54 year old Texas man 35 years
(03-09-2010, 09:10 AM)Hans Olo Wrote: Worst police state in the world.

Texas or the United States? And yes.

7.4 million estimated in the United States prison system from 2008 report. That is 5.1 million on parole/probation and 2.3 million in prison.

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/press/p08ppus08pr.cfm
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03-09-2010, 08:03 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-09-2010, 08:04 PM by Hans Olo.)
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RE: 4.6 ounces of "grass" gets 54 year old Texas man 35 years
(03-09-2010, 05:58 PM)Melchor Wrote: Texas or the United States? And yes.

I was talking about the United States as a whole, but Texas is the worst in the US. So, actually, both.

Quote:Texas prisons incarcerated more than 1,000 prisoners per every 100,000 residents. About one out of every 22 adult Texans is in prison, in jail, on probation or on parole compared to one out of 31 nationally.

(Wall Street Journal)

Quote:7.4 million estimated in the United States prison system from 2008 report. That is 5.1 million on parole/probation and 2.3 million in prison.

I have heard people say over and over again that the US holds 50% of the world's prison population. While this number appears to be largely exaggerated (who makes those kind of stuff up and feeds it to patriot radio shows and why??), the real number is 25% which is still a whole lot.

So, you can still claim that "while Americans are only 3% of the world's population, they have 23% of the world's prison population" without being ridiculed in forums with smart people who are able to check out sources.

Quote:Over 9 million people are held in penal institutions throughout the world, mostly as pre - trial detainees (remand prisoners) or having been convicted and sentenced. About half of these are in the United States (2.03m), Russia (0.86m) or China (1.51m plus pre-trial detainees and prisoners in ‘administrative detention’).

Quote from the World Prison Population List (8th edition)
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03-09-2010, 09:22 PM,
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RE: 4.6 ounces of "grass" gets 54 year old Texas man 35 years
This whole system is fucking bullshit, let me tell you. Nothing like cramming 25 men into a cell meant for 2 for 8 hours with the AC on high enough that we were all still freezing our asses off. It's unreal...
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

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03-24-2010, 04:48 PM,
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RE: 4.6 ounces of "grass" gets 54 year old Texas man 35 years
(03-24-2010, 03:32 PM)iC1 Wrote: It really gets me! guys who rob banks or just your old man smoking some dope get like huge sentences but then some disgusting faggot of a pedophile who rape and kills a child only gets a couple of years. Does it not make you wonder what they are like at the top ? they must be the same as the pedos!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12vMgJLdpao
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