Anyway, Billy learned a very important lesson about crime and punishment in Utah.
Unfortunately for Billy, however, he could be spending the next five years in a Utah prison for stealing two burritos from a gas station.
"Judge Scott Hadley said Tuesday he felt uncomfortable sending the 42-year-old man to prison for shoplifting a meal, but the man has a long history of theft arrests.
Billy Goree said he was hungry when he stole the burritos and was willing to change, but the judge said he's violated his probation in the past.
Police say Goree was caught stealing the burritos on a security camera in September and police found and arrested him nearby." [Source]
Hmmm, "long history of arrests". I would love to see if those arrests were for violent crimes or if they were similar to the type of crime that landed poor Billy in this mess.
Maybe Billy has a drug problem; maybe he has mental issues; or maybe he just can't resist a good burrito.
Anyway, I am ripping Utah on crime and punishment issues. But maybe I should be getting on the very liberal state of California as well.
"San Diego-based two burritos , better known as rapper Tiny Doo, is facing attempted murder charges along with 14 alleged gang members.
But with no criminal record, nor having been previously tied to any of the murders being prosecuted, how is it possible that Duncan is facing jail time?
A little-known California state law, passed in 2000, allows for prosecution of gang members if they are found to profit from the crimes of their fellow gang members.
This is the first time this law is being used. Prosecutors argue that Duncan benefited from the shootings because after the murders, his gang rose in status. A rise in status allowed Duncan to increase his album sales, say San Diego prosecutors.
“We’re not just talking about a CD of anything, of love songs. We’re talking about a CD [cover] ... there is a revolver with bullets,” Deputy District Attorney Anthony Campagna told the news station.
But Duncan’s lawyer, Brian Watkins, is crying foul. “It’s shocking. He has no criminal record. Nothing in his lyrics say go out and commit a crime. Nothing in his lyrics references these shootings, yet they are holding him liable for conspiracy. There are huge constitutional issues,” he said.