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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:15 AM

Rand Paul's attacker to be re-sentenced.

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Rene Boucher's 30 day sentence for his savage attack on the Senator was too lenient.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/sixth-circuit-30-day-sentence-for-rand-paul-attacker-is-too-lenient

"In 2017, the Kentucky Republican was attacked by a neighbor while mowing his lawn. He ended up in the hospital and has been in and out several times since. Recently, Paul announced he had to have part of his lung removed due to the damage it sustained during the assault.

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The recommended sentencing for Rene Boucher, 60, who is still Paul’s next-door neighbor, was 21 months of jail time, although the maximum sentence for assaulting a member of Congress is 10 years. But the district court ruled that because this had been an “isolated,” “first time action” that was “strictly a dispute between neighbors,” and because of Boucher’s “excellent background,” Boucher deserved a minor sentence.

The federal government appealed Boucher’s 30-day sentencing, arguing that the seriousness of Paul’s injuries should necessitate a harsher sentencing. The Sixth Circuit agreed and argued Boucher’s personal background — his education, family, and community service — should not have had anything to do with his sentencing.

“These factors are disfavored for good reason,” the court wrote in its opinion ordering the district court to re-sentence Boucher. “To prioritize a defendant’s education, professional success, and standing in the community would give an additional leg up to defendants who are already in a privileged position ... That is why Congress and the Guidelines oppose a class-based system where accumulated wealth, education, and status serve as credits against a criminal sentence.”

I'm sure everyone here will be pleased that Mr. Boucher will not get away with just a short stay in jail due to his white privilege.

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Reply Rand Paul's attacker to be re-sentenced. (Original post)
cologeek Sep 10 OP
planetX Sep 10 #1
rampartb Sep 10 #2
myohmy Sep 10 #5
Solesurvivor Sep 10 #6
rampartb Sep 10 #8
bfox74 Sep 10 #7
Banshee 3 Actual Sep 10 #14
Feed-the-Bears Sep 10 #10
Nostrings Sep 10 #11
Grumpy Pickle Sep 10 #3
OTSmithers Sep 10 #4
rahtruelies Sep 10 #9
Gunslinger201 Sep 10 #12
cologeek Sep 10 #13

Response to cologeek (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:25 AM

1. good

thirty days was a joke and the judge there was a hack.

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Response to cologeek (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:30 AM

2. is this in any way precedented?

i have heard of sentences being lowered, but never raised.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:14 AM

5. libertarian republicans...

...are special,

"i have heard of sentences being lowered, but never raised."

...special laws and rules apply...

...

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Response to myohmy (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:32 AM

6. I guess you were fine when that white rich kid got off with a slap on the wrist for rape?

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 06:20 AM

8. was his sentence ex post facto raised?

the affluenza sentences are often egregious but, even Epstein dod not have his sentence raised.

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Response to myohmy (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:09 AM

7. So you officially support white privilege - got it!

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Response to myohmy (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:38 AM

14. Bill Clinton appointee gave the assaulter 30 days seems special rules for violent dems

Part of a lung removed due to a violent democrat
6 ribs broken
contracted Pneumonia several times
assault on a US senator 18 U.S.C. § 351(e)
(e)Whoever assaults any person designated in subsection (a) of this section shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the assault involved the use of a dangerous weapon, or personal injury results, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/351




Only a democrat would think its special rules to send a violent democrat fucktard to prison

The 3 judges who sat on this were Trump, Bush, Obama Appointees


http://www.opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/19a0232p-06.pdf







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Response to rampartb (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:55 AM

10. Precedented

[link:https://www.justice.gov/usao-or/pr/eastern-oregon-ranchers-convicted-arson-resentenced-five-years-prison|


By law, arson on federal land carries a five-year mandatory minimum sentence. When the Hammonds were originally sentenced, they argued that the five-year mandatory minimum terms were unconstitutional and the trial court agreed and imposed sentences well below what the law required based upon the jury’s verdicts. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, however, upheld the federal law,

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Response to Feed-the-Bears (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:26 AM

11. BOOM

That's going to leave a mark.





There's a new precedent in town, and it's name is edgy: Hammond

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Response to cologeek (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:32 AM

3. Good....Rand Paul's injuries were much too serious for that jerk to get a little slap on the wrist.

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Response to cologeek (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:01 AM

4. good

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Response to cologeek (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:41 AM

9. My pick would be that he hang as a terrorist

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Response to cologeek (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:28 AM

12. Sorry, didnt see you had this up

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:31 AM

13. It's ok.

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