We got to realize that we are grown and we don't have to keep dealers in
business. We go to them to buy drugs not them coming to us. Yes he need to be
punish, but 55year is unheard of. Now I don't agree with the guns and violence
and they need time for that,but 55 come on now.
REGARDLESS that I know Weldon personally, look at the FACTS OF THIS CRIME. He
had NO prior felony or drug convictions! Prosecuters only SPECULATE what he was
involved in. AND there is NO solid evidence that he had a gun strapped to his
ankle. This whole case is based on what some pothead criminal said just to get
out of his own 3-4 year sentence. Amazing what people will do to screw others
over to make sure they don't suffer for their own mistakes. Three counts of
selling marijuana, I believe that's like a three year sentence generally. And
all of you saying its FAIR, how can you not see this is very CRUEL AND UNUSUAL
punishment, haven't you read the 8th amendment? What if it were your son or
father or loved one? Every one makes mistakes and they should be given at least
ONE chance before they get sentenced to LIFE IN PRISON---ESPECIALLY if they
didn't commit rape, murder, or any kind of violence. All of you need to get off
your high horses and see the reality of what goes on around you EVERY DAY.
this is an absurd sentence.
Personally I think Britain had the right idea with a penal colony. Put them all
on an island, together. Gun specifications to federal sentencing guidelines are
not needed, most criminals carry a weapon, it's irrelevent. This all came about
because of the war on drugs, pure political motivation. Personally I don't want
them anywhere near my house and I think they should be locked away for a minumum
of 20 years for dealing. On the other hand if the person has made a lifestyle of
this and can be proven that they have been directly involved in violence and
murder because of their dealing it should be life. Further life sentences should
be moved to a death sentence. We as a society should not have support a person
for the rest of thier natural lives because of a wrong they committed. Execute
all the lifers and be done with it. That would also include anyone to serve a
minumum of 55 years and they are 50 when they go in there is no point to allow
them to survive and drain our resources. And by the way i'm a former convict and
still believe this way.
I think that the law is crazy, does not make sense. Murderous , paedophilles
and rapist walks away with minimum setence. Billions are spends by the legal
process and followed by providing for them in this so called prisons. I strogly
agree thatone should pay for the crime, the crmical should be made to pay back
to the community by working not lazing in prison. Just imagine if all the
prisoners are made to work and payback to society, it will be a richer place
We're not talking a few joints here, look at the crimes this individual
committed. At least this is one drug dealer who will not be dealing on our
streets for a very long time! Pity they didn't lock up all murderers, rapists,
child molesters and drug dealers for longer periods, now that's what I call a
wise use of our tax dollars.
I think we are nuts to want to feed, clothe, and house this guy for 55 years.
Probably 5 million or so. I guess his customers are totally innocent.
Re: Ronnie Bray:"None except drug dealers will be upset by this
reasonable sentence."As a non-drug dealer, I am living proof that
you are dead wrong. So is the judge who originally sentenced him. So is any
other rational and reasonable person.
Who can say what length of sentence is appropriate for a drug dealer? Who can
tell how many lives have been broken, how many children abandoned, how many
lives wasted, and how many caskets filled as a result of this man's
'business'?If your child were among his victims, how long and
imprisonment would be appropriate in your personal case? None
except drug dealers will be upset by this reasonable sentence. As a
non-drug dealer I can only applaud the action taken, because if it does no more
than signal to drug dealers that when caught they will serve a sentence whose
length is in equal measure with the amount of damage their 'products' can and
will cause in their victims. Naturally, is one does not place much
value on human life, then any sentence for those that 'fill a social need' will
seem excessive.Those whose minds are not in a drug-induced miasma
will maintain their abilities to think rationally and thus escape the mindset of
"Give Drug-Dealers a Fair Shake" activists. A 'fair shake' would be
nothing less than a capital charge. Custodial sentences are too lenient for
domestic terrorists whose businesses kill.
This guy was selling drugs and had a gun. I don't care if he's a "music
producer" anymore than if he were a M.D., taxidermist, or plumber. And the fact
that he was doing this around his children is all the more reason to lock him
up. Yes, the sentence seems a little excessive, but not because of his family
situation or occupation.
Well, at least this guy did something to warrant being locked up, unlike the
poor woman who was thrown in jail for texting in court (I know, I know, it was
the CONTENT of the texting... blah, blah, blah). Still, 55 years is definitely
too long. If murderers had to go to prison for at least 55 years no matter what,
it would be a bit more rational. But the irony is astounding.The
problem with a drug dealer carrying a gun is the fear that he may use it to
murder someone. So, he's off to the slammer for 55 years no matter what. But if
someone actually USES a gun to murder someone, he gets out in as little as one
year - just because he wasn't selling dope when he shot someone? Sorry, guys...
not makin' any sense in the universe I know about.
Because there are law abiding gun owners who desire to protect their rights, we
have passed laws that require substantial enhancements of penalties for misusing
a gun. Criminals need to learn: Don't give gun owners a bad name!
Until criminals stop using guns, we need to continue to escalate
these enhancements. Evidently, even 55 years isn't enough to get criminals from
using guns. Next up: 100 years!
Too bad he didn't text in court. Then he would have gotten capitol punishment.
The penalty should fit the crime. 55 years is excessive. This guy isn't going
to learn anything in 55 years that he wouldn't learn in 15 or 16 year. The
minimum mandatory sentences are unreasonable and unconstitutional.
One less drug dealer on the street, ah what a shame!!!!
I love how criminals that rape or embezzle hundreds of millions of dollars or
even murder the innocent and get off with sentences that are far less severe
than this guy. Perhaps we should decriminalize marijuana and unclog the legal
system and make room in jails and prisons for those that deserve to be therejust
my conservative opinion.
He got what he deserved. We are talking 16 counts, and a Weapons charge. We have
Mandatory Minimum for a reason. To keep bleeding hearts from using the Jail as a
revolving door. Also it helps to keep the Rich and Connected from getting off
lightly. Mandatory means everyone.For some reason he was offered a
plea, (which is used to get around Mandatory Minimum, protect the Rich and
Connected and their Children). Pleas in Drugs cases should not be allowed.He turned the plea agreement down, because he thought the 16 years was
to long. In a Federal Drug Crime, there is No Good Time, you do the full
sentence.Now he most likely will die in Prison. Yes
Murderers very often get less time and they can get Good Time in some states 2
for 1. Sadly Americas biggest Murderers, Abortion Doctors get No Time At All, at
least on this side of the Vail.Murder is an act usually for a
reason. Except Abortion which is a Business. Drug Dealing is a Business, that is
against the law. We justly give more time for Crimes committed with Guns.I hope he enjoys his Prison Time.
I sure hope you don't EVER do anything wrong that would require mercy.
good for the judge. Make that scummy criminal pay for his crimes and be an
example to other criminals of what will happen to them when they get caught