Sentence, Schmentence - Memorial Day Open Thread
Sentencing is NOT determined by a judge. Rather, the Sheriff, having caught the criminals in the first place, gets to decide how long to keep them in jail.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the "Sheriff's Department has routinely forced women, prostitutes arrested in Compton and certain gang members to serve more time than others convicted of identical crimes."
How much more time? The paper reports, "people convicted of prostitution in areas served by the sheriff's Compton and Century stations are required to serve 100% of their sentences, while those convicted of prostitution in the rest of the county serve 10%."
Blog away, but take a minute to remember those whom you're supposed to remember today.