I see some people here advocating for strong punishments for this man, who
disrupted an auction of leases that were, shortly thereafter, withdrawn by the
government because they shouldn't have been up for auction in the first
place. What I want to know is what harm these people believe was done, and how
they think this punishment is commensurate with that harm.
Oatmeal,I agree with you to the point we shouldn't be spending
thousands of dollars to keep this guy in jail for 2 years. Give him 2 years
worth of community service and fine him $50,000.00 USD. It's as stupid as
locking someone up who is smoking weed.
Re: Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT"Are we really willing to spend the money
to keep this guy in prison?"Yes, our society crafted the laws we
live by, and when people show contempt for those laws we have set forth specific
punishments as a consequence. If we don't want to enforce our laws then we
should abandon them and agree to do what ever we want to whomever we want.
Are we really willing to spend the money to keep this guy in prison? Is he a
threat ot society? Put a child molester in his cell. Turn him loose. He
should have spend the night in jail and done some community service. This is
Immature people need to learn that childish behavior has consequences.
You gotta hand it to this lad, he shows quite a bit of spunk. I wish he could
use his talents to help the needy, however, instead of committing crimes.